Groundwater Videos

Professor Jack Sharp: Effects of urbanisation on shallow surface waters and groundwater systems

Presented by: Professor Jack Sharp

Dr Jack Sharp speaks at the Australian National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training at Flinders University in early 2013.

John M. (Jack) Sharp, Jr. is Dave P. Carlton Professor of Geology at The University of Texas at Austin. He was the President of the Geological Society of America for the period of June 2007-June 2008.

He received a B. Geol. E. with Distinction from the University of Minnesota in 1967, a M.S in Geology from Midwestern State University, and a PhD. in Geology from the University of Illinois in 1974. After teaching at the University of Missouri from 1974 to 1982, he joined the University of Texas faculty, where he was Gulf Foundation Centennial Professor of Geology and C. E. Yager Professor of Geology from 1989 to 1993, Centennial Professor of Geology from 1993 to 2002, and Dave P. Carlton Professor from 2002 on.

His research deals with flow in fractured rocks, the hydrology of arid zones, and the effects of urbanization. He is particularly concerned with the hydrogeology of sedimentary basins, and with ore deposit formation.

Sharp has published over 280 journal articles and abstracts, and over 10 monographs/book chapters, as well as a large number of conference presentations and book reviews. He was from 1995 to 2002 the editor of Environmental and Engineering Geoscience.

Jack Sharp received the President’s Award from the International Association of Hydrogeologists in 2012 and the C.V. Theis Award from the American Institute of Hydrology in 1996.