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Dr. Turner is President and Chief Hydrogeologist of AGW Consultants.  He holds a B.S. in Geology a M.S. in Geology and Geochemistry and Ph.D. in Geology and Hydrology.   Dr. Turner is a Certified Ground Water Professional and a Registered Professional Geologist in Idaho, Wyoming, Texas, Georgia, Missouri, New Hampshire and Arizona.  His certification is pending in California, Louisiana, and Maine.   Thirty two state do not require certification or operate through reciprocity.  He has been involved in all aspects of ground-water hydrology and the valuation and brokerage of water and water rights for more almost 50 years. 

Dr. Turner is a recognized expert in ground-water exploration and development and drilling technology and an expert is the brokerage and sale of water and water rights throughout the United States.

Dr. Turner has worked throughout the United States and 20 countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia as a consultant to government agencies and private clients. 

During his career, Dr. Turner has designed and supervised the drilling of hundreds of municipal, industrial, and irrigation wells up to depths of 3,000 feet (900 m).  

Government agencies and international lending institutions have called on him to specify drilling equipment in many South American and African countries.   He has also been an editorial assistant to professional technical journals.

He has been called on to evaluate and troubleshoot ground-water exploration and drilling projects worldwide.  

Dr. Turner has been an innovator in ground-water exploration methods and uses a broad array of methods where applicable including: 

  • Geology 
  • Seismics
  • Thermonics
  • FracRad
  • Hydrogeochemistry
  • Hydrogeothermics
  • Geomorphology
  • Magnetics
  • Photogeology
  • Gravity
  • Fracture Trace Analysis
  • Streaming Potentials
  • Earth Resistivity
  • Cultural Biology
  • Ground Conductivity
  • Tracers

Dr. Turner located several of the largest production capacity wells in the entire Tucson Basin of Arizona using his proprietary Thermonic, geophysical, ground-water exploration methods.  

In Africa, Dr. Turner has taught aerial photographic, ground-water-exploration methods to hydrogeologists.  He regularly teaches technical courses. 

Dr. Turner reads, writes and speaks English, German, Greek, French, and Spanish. He also has a fundamental knowledge of Turkish and Russian.  He has studied Arabic and several American Indian languages. 

Dr. Turner is a recognized authority on natural resources, water policy and water law. He regularly teaches courses on these subjects.  

In addition to his consulting activities, Dr. Turner was a candidate for the United States Senate in 1996 and the New Mexico State Senate in 1998.  In 1995, he was appointed by Governor Johnson of New Mexico as the State Natural Resources Trustee, a non-salaried position.  He created and was a member of the Governor's Task Force on Water for the State of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003.Southwest.  In 2005 he was elected a Member of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District.  He is a Member of the Board of Directors for the New Mexico Foundation for Educational Excellence.  In 2014 he was awarded the New Mexico Citizenship Award by the New Mexicoi Foundation of Open Government.


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