Board Member

James W. LaMoreaux

PELA GeoEnvironmental Services

Dr. LaMoreaux is Chairman of PELA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., dba, P.E. LaMoreaux & Associates, Inc. (PELA) an international consulting firm providing services in hydrogeology, geology, environmental sciences and engineering.

Dr. LaMoreaux serves as Editor in Chief of the international journals Carbonates & Evaporites, Sustainable Water Resources Management, and Discover Water, and as Editor Emeritus of Environmental Earth Sciences, all published by Springer Nature of Heidelberg Germany. He also serves on the advisory boards for Springer Briefs and Theses and the Water Program and is Editor of the following Springer Book Series: Environmental Earth Sciences; Cave and Karst Systems of the World; Advances in Karst Science, Professional Practice in the Earth Sciences and Pioneers in Science. Previously he served as Editor of the newsletters for the American Institute of Hydrogeologists, the Environmental Institute for Waste Management Studies and the Alabama Water Environment Association.

Dr. LaMoreaux serves as Chairman of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) Commission on Mineral and Thermal Water, a member of the IAH Karst Commission, and Past President of the IAH US National Chapter.  He formerly served on the Board of Directors of the American Ground Water Trust.  He is the author and/or editor of numerous technical publications including the following books:  Environmental Hydrogeology; Legislative History of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act; Survival and Sustainability-Environmental Concerns in the 21st Century; Advances in Karst Media Research; Hydrogeological and Environmental Investigations in Karst Systems; Management of Water Resources in Protected Areas; H2Karst Research in Limestone Hydrogeology; and Thermal and Mineral Waters-Origin, Properties and Applications.

Dr. LaMoreaux also served as Editor of the Environmental Geology Volume of Springer’s Encyclopedia of Science, Sustainability, and Technology. He continues to serve in that position for the online version.

Dr. LaMoreaux serves as an Adjunct Professor in the College of Earth Science and Engineering at Shandong University of Science and Technology in Qingdao, China. In addition he has participated several times a year since 2010 in Guest Lecture Tours to universities in China including Chang’An University, An Hui University of Science and Technology, China University of Mining and Technology, Qingdao Institute of Marine Geology, Institute of Karst Geology, He also served as a Guest Lecturer in the University Of Alabama Department Of Geography on Hazardous Waste Disposal. He was a Lecturer in a Water Environment Federation training course in six cities in India on Siting of Hazardous Waste Landfills, among other teaching activities.    

Dr. LaMoreaux has served on the Ground Water, Hazardous Waste, Industrial Waste, Public Education, and Program Committees of the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and represented Alabama as State Director to WEF. He served as a member of the Science Advisory Committee for the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) funded Urban Waste Management and Resources Center at the University of New Orleans.