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.

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