Conference overview

Model, explore, characterize, bank, inject, extract, treat, and predict
all your subsurface needs with everything groundwater at the 2015 NGWA Groundwater Summit.

Featured presentations

John A. Cherry, Ph.D.

John A. Cherry, Ph.D.

R. Allan Freeze, Ph.D.

R. Allan Freeze, Ph.D.

Rula A. Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP

Rula A. Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP

Rainer H. Helmig, Ph.D.

Rainer H. Helmig, Ph.D.

Clifford I. Voss, Ph.D.

Clifford I. Voss, Ph.D.

  • Assimilation Capacity of Groundwater Systems: Re-examination of an Old Concept
    presented by John A. Cherry, Ph.D.
  • Hydrogeological Decision Analysis — Revisited
    presented by R. Allan Freeze, Ph.D.
  • State-of-the-Practice on Addressing Perfluoroalkyl Compound Impacts
    presented by Rula A. Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP
  • 2015 Darcy Lecture: Numerical Models for Evaluating the Competitive Use of the Subsurface: The Influence of Energy Storage and Production in Groundwater
    presented by Rainer H. Helmig, Ph.D.
  • 2015 Birdsall-Dreiss Lecture
    presented by Clifford I. Voss

Over 100 presentations and 50 posters covering 16 topical session

  • Brines and Deep Aquifers – a follow-up to the successful NGWA Deep Groundwater specialty conference
  • Wells and Drilling – covering underground  injection, well design, horizontal wells, and effects of spills
  • Groundwater Management – the latest on California’s new groundwater legislation, management of subsidence and seawater intrusion, and urban hydrology
  • Groundwater Modeling – includes MODFLOW, finite element methods, model uncertainty, capture zones, effects of BMPs, transport and variable-density modeling, and cloud computing
  • Monitoring and Data Management – discover the latest on the newly funded National Ground Water Monitoring Network, monitoring around the world, and monitoring adjacent to mining or gas development
  • Groundwater Remediation – 14 talks on virtually all aspects of remediation
  • Geochemistry, Isotopes, and Tracers – includes use of stable isotopes, chloride mass balance, and nanoparticles
  • Managed Aquifer Recharge – plans and lessons learned from Arizona, New Mexico, Las Vegas, El Paso, San Antonio, playas on the High Plains, and the Equus Beds in Kansas
  • Groundwater and Energy – A summary of the NGWA workshop “Groundwater Quality and Unconventional Gas Development” and special talks on fresh and brackish groundwater use, groundwater resource assessment, and methane in groundwater associated with unconventional oil and gas
  • Groundwater and Mining – includes fractured rock, phosphate mining, and coal mine reclamation
  • Groundwater/Surface-Water Interaction – 11 papers on a variety of topics from across the US
  • Legal/Socioeconomic Issues in Groundwater – being an expert witness, water law, and lessons from Australia
  • Groundwater Contamination and Water Quality – includes arsenic, nitrate, vadose zone studies, vapor intrusion, and institutional controls
  • Geophysical and Remote Sensing Techniques – includes drought-related uplift in western the US, INSAR and California land subsidence, and use of unmanned aircraft systems, NMR, flow logs, and GRACE satellite data
  • Karst Hydrology – characterization and monitoring
  • Groundwater in Texas – studies from around Texas on water for agriculture, people, and hydraulic fracturing

2015 Summit committee

  • William Cunningham — cochair
  • David Lipson, Ph.D. — cochair
  • Brent Aigler
  • William Alley, Ph.D.
  • Peter Cook, Ph.D.
  • Robert Mace, Ph.D.
  • Mary Musick
  • J.P. Nicot, Ph.D.
  • Ken Rainwater, Ph.D.
  • Cathryn Ryan, Ph.D.
  • Andrew P. Schmidt, PG
  • Susan Stover

 

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