John H. Talley is the Director Emeritus of the Delaware Geological Survey. He served as Director and State Geologist from 2003 until his retirement in June 2011 and was subsequently named Director Emeritus. His primary activities were in the fields of Hydrogeology, Environmental Geology, Stratigraphy, and Technology Transfer.
Mr. Talley is a licensed geologist in Delaware and Pennsylvania, and a Certified Professional Geologist of the American Institute of Professional Geologists. He has served on dozens of boards, committees, and task forces for state, municipal, university, and federal agencies, and professional organizations. Mr. Talley is a member of the Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and the American Institute of Professional Geologists. He served both as professional member and president of the Delaware State Board of Professional Geologists.
2010 Ground-Water Availability Trends in Use and Potential Conflicts: Pickle Packers International Conference.
2008 Are Water-Resource Conflicts in our Future in Delaware: Delaware Agricultural Week.
2007 Ground-Water Resources of the Delmarva Peninsula: Maryland-Delaware Crop Management School.
2007 Ground-Water Availability Trends in Use and Potential Conflicts: Delaware Friends of Agriculture. With S. J. Baxter.
2005 Geologic Investigations for Sand Resources Offshore Delaware, A Cooperative Effort between the Delaware Geological Survey and the U.S. Minerals Management Service. With Kimberly K. McKenna.
2005 Ground-Water Resources of Southern Delaware: University of Delaware Land and Sea Lecture Series.
2004 Streamflow Trends in the Christina Basin: University of Delaware Water Forum.
2003 Water Supply Development Northern New Castle County, Meeting the Water Needs of 2020: Wilmington Rotary Club. With S. J. Baxter.
2001 Streams and Aqu