Dr. William Bajjali - Professor Hydrogeology, GIS - Natural Sciences Department - UW-Superior

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Professor
Hydrogeology, GIS

ph. 715-394-8056
office. Swenson 2067
Natural Sciences Department - UW-Superior
Education
PhD University of Ottawa 1994
MS University of Jordan 1990
MS St. Petersburg Mining Institute 1982

Courses
GEOG 241 Fundamentals of GIS I
GEOG 343 Fundamentals of GIS II
GEOG 442 Advanced Principles of GIS
GEOL 110 Physical Geology
GEOL 170 Earth Science
GEOL 300 Watershed Hydrology
GEOL 360 Surficial Processes and Soil

Role as Faculty
Dr. Bajjali is a Professor in the Department of Biology and Earth Sciences with 25 years of experience in the field of hydrogeology and GIS applications in water resources. He has been involved in several groundwater studies in the USA, Canada, Jordan, and Oman.

Publications

  1. Bajjali W, Al-Hadidi K, Ismail M (2015) Water Quality and Geochemistry Evaluation of Groundwater Upstream and Downstream of the Khirbet Al-Samra Wastewater Treatment Plant / Jordan. Journal of Applied Water Science, DOI: 10.1007/s13201-014-0263-x
  2. Bajjali W (2012) Water Quality Assessment of Newton Creek and Its Effect on Hog Island Inlet of Lake Superior. Journal of Water Quality, Exposure and Health, 2012, DOI: 10.1007/s12403-012-0071-1.
  3. Bajjali W (2012) Spatial variability of environmental isotope and chemical content of precipitation in Jordan and evidence of slight change in climate. Journal of Applied Water Science, DOI: 10.1007/s13201-012-0046-1.
  4. Bajjali W, Davidson D, Balcer M (2009) Interdisciplinary Research in Ecology Using GIS Technique at Kimmes Tobin. 29th Annual ESRI International User Conference, July 13-17, 2009, San Diego, CA, USA
  5. Bajjali W (2008) Evaluation of groundwater in a three-aquifer system in the Ramtha area, Jordan: recharge mechanism, hydraulic relationship and geochemical evolution. Hydrogeology Journal, Vol. 16, Number 6: 1193-1205
  6. Davidson D W, Gitar R, Bajjali W, Anderson D S, (2007) Past and Present Landscapes and Plant Cover of the Kimmes-Tobin Mitigated Wetlands, Foxboro, Douglas County, Wisconsin. (07-0160): 86th TRB Annual Meeting -January 21-25, 2007, Washington DC, USA
  7. Bajjali W, Hooper D, Hagedorn S, Schueller P (2006) Groundwater Evaluation in Wisconsin Using Chemical and Radioactive Environmental Isotope Techniques in GIS Environment. 91st Annual Meeting of the National Council for Geographic Education, Lake Tahoe, Nevada October 5-8, 2006.
  8. Bajjali W (2006) Recharge mechanism and Hydrochemistry Evaluation of groundwater in the Nuaimeh Area, Jordan Using Environmental Isotope techniques. Hydrogeology Journal, Vol. 14, Numbers 1-4, pp. 180-191.
  9. Bajjali W and Al-Hadidi K (2006) Recharge origin, overexploitation, and sustainability of water resources in an arid area from the Azraq basin, Jordan: case study. Hydrology Research, Vol.37 (3), pp.277-292.
  10. Bajjali W (2005) Model the effect of four artificial recharge dams on the quality of groundwater using geostatistical methods in the GIS environment, Oman. Journal of Spatial Hydrology, Vol. 5, No.2
  11. Bajjali W and Al-Hididi K (2005) Hydrochemical Evaluation of Groundwater in Azraq Basin, Jordan Using Environmental Isotopes and GIS Techniques 25th Annual ESRI International User Conference, July 25-29, 2005, San Diego, CA, USA
  12. Bajjali W (2003) Teaching GIS Technology at UW-Superior. Teaching with Technology Today, Vol.9, Number 8.
  13. Bajjali W (2002) The Effect of Hilti/Salahi Recharge Dam in Batineh Area, Sultanate of Oman on the Quality of Groundwater Using GIS: 22nd Annual ESRI International User Conference, July 8-12, San Diego, CA, USA
  14. Bajjali W (2002) Characterize the Process of Denitrification in Contaminated Shallow Groundwater by Hydrocarbon Using GIS System in Nizwa Area, Oman: 2002 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Conference "Integrated Transboundary Water Management" July 23-26, Traverse City, MI, USA
  15. Bajjali W (2002) Characterizing the Hydrocarbon Contamination in Shallow Groundwater Using GIS in Sharqieh Area, Oman. Society of Environmental Toxicology &Chemistry Midwest Chapter &Society of Toxicology Northland Chapter. USEPA, April 9-10 Duluth, MN, USA
  16. Bajjali W and Abu-Jaber N (2001) Climatological signals of the paleogroundwater in Jordan. Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 243, Issues (1-2), pp.133 - 147.
  17. Bajjali W (2001) Characterizing the Water Quality and Contamination Level of Groundwater along the Ceil Zarqa River Using the Fuzzy Logic Approach in GIS Environment. INCO-MED Water Conference, Amman-Jordan, June 11-13.
  18. Bajjali W (1998) Utilizing GIS System for Managing the Groundwater in Great Amman Area, Jordan, First Middle East International GIS Conference, Bahrain, October 19-21.
  19. Bajjali W, Clark I D, Fritz P (1997) The artesian thermal groundwaters of Northern Jordan: Insights to their origin and subsurface history. Journal of Hydrology, Vol.192, Issues 1-4, pp. 355-382.
  20. Bajjali W (1997) Using Arc View to Determine the Origin of Groundwater Salinity in Dhuleil, Halabat, and Samra Area of Jordan. ESRI User Conference, San Diego, CA USA, July 7-11.
  21. Bajjali W (1997) Using a Fuzzy Logic Model in SPANS-GIS to Determine the Vulnerability to Contamination of the Amman-Zarqa Area Aquifer, Jordan. The Tunisian Water Forum, Tunisian Institute for Strategic Studies, Tunis, July 16-18.
  22. Bajjali W (1996) Examining the Recharge Area for Three Aquifer Systems in the Yarmouk Basin (Jordan) Using SPANS-GIS Environment, Building the Community Through GIS, University of Memphis, Tennessee, USA, April 1996
  23. Clark I D, Bajjali W, Phipps G C (1995) Constraining 14C Ages in Sulphate Reducing Groundwaters: Two Case Studies From Arid Regions. IAEA-SM-336, pp. 43-56, Vienna.
  24. Bajjali W (1995) Determining the Suitability of the Groundwater Resources for Drinking Purposes in North Jordan by Using a Fuzzy Logic Model in a GIS Environment. 1995 International SPANS Workshop, August 30-September 1, Ottawa, ONT, Canada.
  25. Khoury H N, Salameh E, Clark I D, Fritz P, Bajjali W, Milodowski A E, Cave M R, Alexander W R (1992) A Natural analogue of High pH Cement Pore Waters from Maqaren Area of Northern Jordan I: Introduction to the Site Journal of Geochemical Exploration Vol 46, pp. 117-132.
  26. Bajjali W (1990) Isotopic Characteristic of Precipitation in Jordan, International Symposium on the Use of Isotope Technique in Water Resources Development Vienna, Austria, 1990, IAEA-SM-319/61P.
Technical Reports
  1. Bajjali W, Munn, M. and Rogers, M. (2005) Potential Effects of Solid Waste Disposal on Groundwater of the Moccasin Mike Sanitary Landfill, City of Superior. Solid Waste Research Program. Madison, Wisconsin.
  2. Bajjali W, Ernst A, Peura B (2003) Spatial data Collection from Moccasin Mike Sanitary Landfill using GPS and ArcPAD to create digital elevation model by applying geostatistical methods in GIS environment. University of Wisconsin-Superior.
  3. Bajjali W (2000) Groundwater contamination by hydrocarbon in ISS wells in Nizwa area and approach to solve the problem. Ministry of Water Resources - Oman.
  4. Bajjali W (2000) Preliminary study of the hydrocarbon contamination in Wilayat Bani Bu Hassan, Nizwa, Izkat, Barka, areas and PDO wells. Ministry of Water Resources - Oman.
  5. Bajjali W (1999) Study the groundwater salinity in Sultanate of Oman using GIS. Ministry of Water Resources - Oman.
  6. Bajjali W (1999) Effect of Hilti/Salahi recharge dam on the quality of groundwater using GIS. Ministry of Water Resources - Oman.
  7. Bajjali W (1999) GIS model to choose the best location for agriculture as an alternative method to the injection of water associated with hydrocarbon into shallow aquifers for the Petroleum Development of Oman (PDO). Ministry of Water Resources - Oman.
  8. Bajjali W (1999) Study the groundwater in Bani Kharous and Al Fara catchment areas using environmental isotope in GIS environment. Ministry of Water Resources - Oman.
  9. Bajjali W (1996) Study of the Distribution of Tetrachloroethylene and Trichloroethylene in Groundwater Throughout Canada Using GIS. Health Canada, Monitoring and Criteria Division, Bureau of Chemical Hazards, Environmental health Directorate, Ottawa, Canada.
  10. Bajjali W (1991) Hydrochemical and isotopic approach for evaluating the salination problem in Hallabat, Dhuleil and Samra Areas, Water Authority of Jordan (WAJ).
  11. Bajjali W (1990) Preliminary study on hydrochemical and isotopic of some thermal water in Jordan. Natural Resources Authority (NRA), Amman-Jordan.
  12. Saqar M, Matar A, Bajjali W (1989) Performance evaluation of wastewater treatment plants in Jordan and their effect on groundwater. Water Authority of Jordan, Amman-Jordan.
  13. Bajjali W (1988) Clay Mineralogy in the Industrial Awajan Area. Water Authority of Jordan, Amman-Jordan.
  14. Bajjali W (1988) Environmental isotope study of the springs in Jordan. Water Authority of Jordan, Amman-Jordan.
  15. Bajjali W (1987) Environmental isotope chemistry in groundwater in Mukhebeh and Wadi Al-Arab in Jordan. Water Authority of Jordan, Jordan.
Interests
Hydrogeology, geochemistry, environmental isotope hydrology, and GIS applications. Dr. Bajjali's research interest and publications have been involved with water resources issues dealing with groundwater flow system, contaminations, modeling, water quality, geo-chemistry, environmental isotope applications in hydrogeology, and GIS applications in water resources research, environmental related problems, planning and management. He has been project manager of environmental development projects in several public and private sector organizations in North America and the Middle East.

Research Opportunities for students
Students enrolled in GIS or geosciences courses have the opportunity to carry a real world project. The project is an important component of the course design. Students in each course complete class projects using real-world data, often for local businesses, government agencies, or ongoing research at the campus. Many students have been able to submit their projects and findings at professional conferences and undergraduate research symposia at UW-Superior and at other UW-System campuses.

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UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Bajjali, William
Fall Semester 2015

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 7/28/15 1:30 AM.

Fall Semester 2015
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
GEOG - GeographyTop of Page
2154GEOG 241Fundamentals of GIS I
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All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit.
1014.00 SWEN2002T3:00PM- 4:50PM5 of 19
2155GEOG 241Fundamentals of GIS I Lab
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5010.00 SWEN2002Th3:00PM- 5:50PM5 of 19
2158GEOG 442Advanced Principles of GIS
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All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit.
1014.00 SWEN2002M3:00PM- 4:50PM9 of 20
2159GEOG 442Advanced Principles of GIS Lab
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5010.00 SWEN2002W3:00PM- 5:50PM9 of 20

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UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Bajjali, William
Summer Session 2015

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 7/28/15 1:30 AM.

Summer Session 2015
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
GEOL - GeologyTop of Page
1021GEOL 110The Dynamic Earth
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5/26/15 - 6/12/15
K1014.00 SWEN2002MWF8:00AM- 12:05PM16 of 20
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
1023GEOL 110The Dynamic Earth Lab
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5/26/15 - 6/12/15
K5010.00 SWEN2002TTh8:00AM- 12:05PM16 of 20

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UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Bajjali, William
Spring Semester 2015

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Spring Semester 2015
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
GEOG - GeographyTop of Page
2721GEOG 343Fundamentals of GIS II
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All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
1014.00 SWEN2002M3:00PM- 4:50PM3 of 20
2724GEOG 343Fundamentals of GIS II Lab
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5010.00 SWEN2002W3:00PM- 5:50PM3 of 20
2728GEOG 491Undergraduate Research
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Instructor Consent Required
0012.00 ARR4 of 5
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
2730GEOG 496Internship
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Instructor Consent Required
0011.00 - 4.00 ARR5 of 5
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
GEOL - GeologyTop of Page
2735GEOL 130Environmental Geology
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All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
1014.00 SWEN1056MWF1:00PM- 1:50PM0 of 40
This class is closed for enrollment.
2736GEOL 130Environmental Geology Lab
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5010.00 BARS0107T10:00AM- 11:50AM0 of 20
This class is closed for enrollment.
2737GEOL 130Environmental Geology Lab
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5020.00 BARS0107T1:00PM- 2:50PM1 of 20
2740GEOL 491Undergraduate Research
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Instructor Consent Required
0012.00 ARR5 of 5
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit.

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 7/28/15 1:30 AM.


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