Brian Gedlinske

Environmental Specialist, IWRC


B.S. Geology (Water Resources Emphasis), Iowa State University; B.A. Environmental Technology, University of Northern Iowa (UNI); Cartography / Geographic Information Systems Program Certificate, UNI; M.A. - Geography, UNI.

Research Interests

Applied environmental GIS applications and analysis; Water resources (surface water and groundwater hydrology); Source water protection, assessment, and planning; Improving manufacturing efficiency; Community assessment, planning & development; Land use - environmental quality interrelationships; Contaminant fate & transport; Site remediation technologies; Urban water quality; Business location analysis; and Surface finishing processes, assessment, and trouble-shooting.


Providing environmental compliance and technical assistance to small businesses throughout Iowa.

Professional Accomplishments

Brian has authored / co-authored publications for a variety of journals and professional affiliations including: Society of Manufacturing Engineers; ESRI hydro line GIS newsletter for water resources; ESRI ArcNews; Cutting Tool Engineering magazine; Economic Geology; Pollution Prevention Review; Environmental Quality Management; Industrial Paint and Powder; Powder Coating magazine; and Computers & Geosciences. Topics addressed included; waste water case study findings; GIS source water analysis - aquifer susceptibility assessment; spray finishing and powder coating case study work; lake water quality and recreational use; and environmental regulations.

Latest News & Views

united states, china and the stock market
Upcoming event: What if business stopped pandering to China?

Monday, December 9, 2019
7:00 PM
Curris Business Building #109 John Deere Auditorium

China has become increasingly assertive in forcing companies wishing to do business in China to conform to Chinese governmental demands. What if U.S. companies stopped pandering to China?

1 month 2 weeks ago