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J. Anthony Sauder

J. Anthony Sauder

Lecturer and Academic Advisor, Master of Science in Applied Geosciences Program

Tony Sauder is a registered professional engineer and geologist with more than 30 years of experience in water resources, hydrogeology, and environmental engineering. His diverse experience includes evaluating water harvesting in semi-arid regions of central Africa; testing a high capacity public water supply well in New Jersey; and determining protective discharge limits based on low flows in a Pennsylvania stream. He has lived internationally for over 10 years and has worked on international projects involving water supply and/or sustainable development in Chad, Sudan, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, and Belize. In his community development work, Tony has sought to facilitate access to water and sanitation to improve health and quality of life. Tony continues to consult as a Senior Engineer/Hydrogeologist at Pennoni, blending his academic and practical experience. He also serves as a professional mentor to Penn Engineers Without Borders (EWB) for water and sanitation projects in Honduras, Guatemala, and Cameroon. He is a board member of the Global Water Alliance, serving on the projects committee, visiting Kenya and India, evaluating projects, and participating in water conferences. Tony received a dual Master of Science in Civil Engineering and Engineering Geology from Drexel University in 1996 with a concentration in hydrogeology.

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Student & alumni stories

Student & alumni stories

“I’ve been so lucky to travel internationally for water work, and that’s a product of coming to Penn and being able to connect with people that have such vast knowledge and abilities.”
- Erica DePalma, MSAG ‘20