Scott Andres has been a hydrogeologist with the Delaware Geological Survey since 1984 during which time he has worked, published, and presented on a variety of ground and surface water projects and issues. Scott began a career in hydrogeology in 1980 with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, where he was responsible for investigating ground-water pollution incidents.
Recent research efforts related to water resources have focused on effects of land based disposal of wastewater on soils, rocks, and ground and surface waters, nutrient cycling and watershed analyses for Delaware’s total maximum daily load program, ground-water modeling, submarine groundwater discharge, and large scale mapping and characterization of aquifer geometries and hydraulics. These efforts have included collaborative projects with researchers from other University of Delaware departments, other universities, U. S. Geological Survey, and Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.
Besides research, Mr. Andres participates in a number of advisory boards, working groups, review panels, and committees for government, academia, and professional societies. Over the years, Mr. Andres has trained and advised dozens of students that have gone on into water resources related careers in consulting, government, and academia.
Mr. Andres has a secondary appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment.
Inland Bays Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (Chair 2012 - present)
USDA SERA IEG-17 Information Exchange Group
Delaware Water Resources Institute Advisory Panel
DNREC CTAC Source Water Protection Program
Wisconsin State Water Resources Program Review Panel
South Carolina Sea Grant Program Research Review Panel
NGWA Internet Groundwater Data IG
NGWA Groundwater Review Panel
US ACWI SOGW - Data Standards, Workgroup
Delaware EPSCoR Proposal Review Panel
Southeastern Geology Review Panel
Andres, A.S., and Sims, J. T., 2013, Assessing potential impacts of a wastewater rapid infiltration basin system on groundwater quality – case study in Sussex County, Delaware: Journal of Environmental Quality, v. 42, p. 391-404.
Russoniello, C.J., Fernandez, C., Bratton, J. F., Banaszak, J. F., Krantz, D. E., Andres, A. S., Konikow, L. F., and Michael, H. A., 2013, Geologic effects on groundwater salinity and discharge into an estuary: Journal of Hydrology, v. 498, p. 1-12.
Akhavan, M., Imhoff, P.T., Andres, A.S.,and Fensterle, S., 2013, Model evaluation of denitrification under rapid infiltration basin systems: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, v. 152, p. 18-34.
Akhavan, M., Imhoff, P.T., Fensterle, S., and Andres, A.S., 2012, Application of a coupled overland flow-vadose zone model to Rapid Infiltration Basin Systems: Vadose Zone Journal, v. 11.
Volk, J. A., Scudlark, J.R., Savidge, K., Stenger, R. J., Andres, A. S., and Ullman, W. J., 2011, Intra- and inter-annual trends in phosphorus loads and comparison with nitrogen loads to Rehoboth Bay, Delaware (USA): Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2011.10.023
2006, Koterba, M.T., Andres, A.S., Vrabel, J., Crilley, D. M., Szabo, S., DeWild, J.F., Aiken, G.R., and Reyes-Padro, B., Occurrence and distribution of Mercury in the surficial aquifer, Long Neck Peninsula, Sussex County, Delaware: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5011, 62 p.
2006, Jennings, J.A., Savidge, K.B., Scudlark, J.R., Andres, A.S., and Ullman, W.J., Nitrogen loads through baseflow, stormflow, and underflow form the watershed to Rehoboth Bay, Delaware: Journal of Environmental Quality v.35, p. 1742-1755.
2004, Haefner, R.J., and Andres, A.S., Serving ground water data on the Internet: Issues for the future: Groundwater, vol.42, no.3 p. 323-324.
2001, Karr, J.D., Showers, W.J., Gilliam, J.W., and Andres, A.S., Tracing nitrate transport and environmental impact from intensive swine farming using delta-N-15: