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What We Do

The Groundwater Characterization and Remediation Division (GCRD) plans, coordinates, and conducts an applied, national-scale, customer-driven research program to provide data, tools, models, strategies, and technologies to protect and restore groundwater.  GCRD research and outreach programs include basic and applied studies of the physical, chemical, and biological processes that control the transport of water, chemicals, and/or microorganisms of known or emerging concern in subsurface environments.

GCRD also provides research and outreach for applied site-specific studies to determine the effects of management practices on pollutant removal or pollution avoidance. We consult with EPA Regions, Program Offices, and other stakeholders on specific problems and needs that can be addressed by GCRD research. 

Relevant Research

Management

Azadeh (Ann) Keeley, Director

Robert Webb, Deputy Director

Branches

  • Subsurface Remediation Branch
  • Technical Support and Environmental Restoration Branch

Main Office Location

US EPA ORD Center for Environmental Solutions & Emergency Response
Groundwater Characterization & Remediation Division
Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center
919 Kerr Research Drive
Ada, OK 74820