The Kentucky Geological Survey at the University of Kentucky is very pleased to announce Charles J. ("Chuck") Taylor as the new head of the KGS Water Resources Section. Mr. Taylor comes to UK from the U.S. Geological Survey’s Kentucky Water Science Center in Louisville, where he was employed as a Groundwater Hydrologist and the Center's Groundwater Specialist. At the USGS he undertook a wide variety of groundwater-related investigations, including studies of groundwater flow in karst and fractured-bedrock aquifers, the occurrence of groundwater contaminants, and groundwater and surface water interaction. He spent 21 years with the USGS working primarily in Kentucky and adjacent states. He will manage a section of five professionals conducting research on many aspects of water resources in Kentucky. The Water Resources Section has a state-wide mission which includes oversight of the Kentucky Groundwater Monitoring Network and management of the Kentucky Groundwater Data Repository. Mr. Taylor's official duties in his new capacity will begin January 14, 2013.