Stephen Anthony

Stephen Anthony

  • Center DirectorUSGS Pacific Islands Water Science Center

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Stephen Anthony is the Director of the USGS Pacific Islands Water Science Center in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. His career with the USGS began in 1985 with a focus on groundwater-resource appraisals of atoll islands in the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia. Between 1996 and 1999, he served as Project Chief for the USGS National Water-Quality Assessment of the Island of Oʻahu. He has authored numerous publications on atoll hydrogeology and water quality. Between 1999 and 2009, he served as the Associate Director of the USGS Pacific Islands Water Science Center. He has been the Director of the USGS Pacific Islands Water Science Center since 2009.



MS, Geology and Geophysics, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 1987

BS, Geoscience, Hobart College, 1983


Professional Memberships

Simga Xi, The Scientific Research Society

American Water Works Association (AWWA)


Selected Publications

Anthony, S.S., Hunt, C.D., Jr., Brasher, A.M., Miller, L.D., Tomlinson, M.S., 2004, Water quality on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, 1999‒2001: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1239, 37 p.

De Carlo, E.H., and Anthony, S.S., 2002, Spatial and temporal variability of trace element concentrations in an urban subtropical watershed, Honolulu, Hawaii: Applied Geochemistry 17, 475‒492.

Anthony, S.S., 1997, Hydrogeology of selected islands of the Federated States of Micronesia, chap. 23 of Vacher, H.L., and Quinn, T.M., eds., Geology and hydrogeology of carbonate islands: Developments in Sedimentology, v. 54, p. 693‒706.

Anthony, S.S., 1997, Evaluation of the U.S. Geological Survey ground-water data-collection program in Hawaii, 1992: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4232, 76 p.

Anthony, S.S., Meyer, William, Ewart, C.J., and Shade, P.J., 1993, Island hydrology: Hawaii and Micronesia: Research & Exploration, water issue, p. 114‒125.

Anthony, S.S., 1992, Electromagnetic methods for mapping freshwater lenses on Micronesian atoll islands: Journal of Hydrology, v. 137, no. 1, p. 99‒111.

Anthony, S.S., 1991, Majuro atoll, 1991, in Falkland A., ed., Hydrology and water resources of small islands: Paris, France, UNESCO, p. 368‒374.

Anthony, S.S., Peterson, F.L., Mackenzie, F.T., and Hamlin, S.N., 1989, Geohydrology of the Laura fresh-water lens, Majuro atoll: A hydrogeochemical approach: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 101, no. 8, p. 1066‒1075.