David Kreamer

Professor of Hydrology, College of Sciences
Expertise: Water resources, Historical climate change, Environmental pollution, Hydrogeology, Groundwater contaminants


David K. Kreamer is a hydrologist within UNLV's Department of Geoscience who has expertise in topics surrounding water resources, climate change, and pollution.

Kreamer's research includes environmental contamination, spring sustainability in national parks and on public lands, clean water supply in developing nations, radioactive waste disposal, water quality and quantity improvement, groundwater hydrology, landfills, water and international security, and monitoring well design.

His work has been published in more than three dozen journals. Additionally, Kreamer has delivered over 150 invited lectures and keynote speeches around the world. They include testimony before the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on water quality issues associated with uranium mining; lectures for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Bureau of Land Management; and a March 2021 address before the United Nations General Assembly on world water challenges.

Kreamer is currently president of the International Association of Hydrogeologists. He is a former president of the Universities Council on Water Resources and past member of the National Ground Water Association's board of directors.


  • Ph.D., Hydrology, University of Arizona
  • M.S., Hydrology, University of Arizona
  • B.S., Microbiology, University of Arizona

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David Kreamer In The News

The National News
More human remains were discovered at Lake Mead at the weekend, less than a week after a barrel containing a possible murder victim was discovered at the body of water located near Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ambitions to start a uranium industry on American soil are being reawakened - but so are fears of the pollution the industry is bringing.
World News Era
David Kreamer, a professor of hydrology and an authority on groundwater contaminants at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, disputed that assertion.
UK Time News
David Kreamer, a professor of hydrology and a specialist in groundwater contaminants at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, disputed that claim.

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Campus News | June 2, 2022

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Research | May 11, 2022

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