Susan Stover is a professional geologist and environmental scientist with experience in contamination remediation, groundwater development and conservation policies. She is manager of High Plains Issues at the Kansas Water Office, which involves strategic planning for the High Plains aquifer, and undertakes hydrologic and economic modeling to help direct preferred management options. Stover is chair-elect of the Geological Society of America’s Geology and Public Policy Committee, serves on the planning committee for the National Ground Water Association’s 2014 Summit, and is on the Kansas Water Research Institute Committee. She holds a B.A. in geology and anthropology from the University of Nebraska and an M.S. in geology from KU, and did additional graduate work at Louisiana State University and the University of Arizona.