HydroResolutions Personnel

HydroResolutions, LLC was founded in 2008 by David A. Chace and Randall M. Roberts.   The HydroResolutions team currently includes  Dale O. Bowman and Michael D. Fort.

David A. Chace graduated from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas with a B.S. in Hydrology and Water Resources in 1990 and from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology with an M.S. in Hydrology in 1993.

Randall M. Roberts graduated from North Dakota State University with a B.S. in Geology in 1986 and from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology with an M.S. in Hydrology in 1990.

Dale O. Bowman II graduated from University of Jacksonville in 2000 with a B.S. in Engineering Physics, from University of Mississippi with an M.S. in geological Engineering in 2002, and from University of Mississippi in 2010 with a Ph. D. in Hydrology.

Michael D. Fort graduated from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology with a B.S. in Engineering Science and from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology with an M.S. in Hydrology in 1992.

The HydroResolutions team has more than 60 years of experience performing aquifer testing and hydrogeologic characterization in all types of subsurface formations and conditions. The three principals (Chace, Roberts, and Fort) began their careers in the environmental consulting industry, spending a combined 27 years in that field.  Mr. Chace and Mr. Roberts went on to work as senior members of the technical staff for Sandia National Laboratories prior to forming HydroResolutions, LLC,  and Mr. Fort worked as the Associate Director of IRIS/PASSCAL Instrument Center (Socorro NM) prior to joining. Dr. Bowman worked closely with Mr. Roberts at Sandia National Laboratories while completing his Ph.D. and joined HydroResolutions after his graduation.  Dr. Bowman is in the process of publishing the results from his Ph.D.  fracture flow research, an innovative and useful approach to modeling and conceptualizing flow in fractured systems.

The HydroResolutions team members have performed hydrogeologic characterization and aquifer testing activities in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. This experience has allowed them to perform and analyze tests in an extensive variety of complex hydrogeologic formations involving complicated subsurface conditions.

The members of HydroResolutions, LLC have developed both tools (hardware and software) and techniques that allow HydroResolutions to obtain hydrogeologic information that is not available through the standard methods applied in the environmental consulting industry.  Some of the tools that have been developed by HydroResolutions include:

  • Mobile integrated aquifer testing and analysis (MIATA) platforms that allow HydroResolutions to go anywhere in the world with relatively short notice to conduct both general and very specialized hydraulic tests. The MIATA laboratories incorporate in-house developed data acquisitions systems that are specifically tailored to the individual projects and allow complete control of down-hole instrumentation and equipment, real-time data analysis, and allow the data to be monitored remotely from anywhere in the world.
  • A numerical well test simulator nSIGHTS developed in collaboration with Geofirma Engineering and Sandia National Laboratories that allows us to analyze tests and quantify the uncertainty in hydraulic parameter estimates associated with complex (heterogeneous) hydrogeologic systems where flow is often non-radial.

For more information regarding the tools and techniques that HydroResolutions has developed, go to our services pages.

The members of HydroResolutions can be contacted at:

David Chace
Principal & Managing Member
P.O. Box 659
Carlsbad, NM 88221
Phone: (505) 235-0353

Randall Roberts
Principal & Managing Member
PO Box 568
Parshall, ND 58770
Phone: (505) 934-8979

Michael D. Fort
321 Fisher St.
Socorro, NM 87801
Phone: (575) 418-7573

Dale O. Bowman II, Ph.D.
4100 National Parks Highway
Carlsbad, NM 88220
Phone: (662) 801-0306

To find out more about the specific capabilities of HydroResolutions, please visit the Services section of our website.