Conference overview

Thank you to all for another fantastic Groundwater Summit!

Established and early career professionals from around the world gathered for the 11th NGWA Groundwater Summit to expand their knowledge of tools and techniques to meet resource challenges.

Highlights included sessions on groundwater remediation, groundwater modeling, managed aquifer recharge, groundwater contamination, water quality, and several others took place. The morning session on March 17 honored R. Allan Freeze, Ph.D., and John A. Cherry, Ph.D., as pillars of groundwater highlighting the 36th anniversary of publication of their landmark book, Groundwater.

Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP, opened the Summit with an H2O presentation on addressing perfluoroalkyl compounds. Rainer Helmig, Ph.D., followed with the 2015 National Ground Water Association Research and Educational Foundation Darcy Lecture on the use of models for evaluating the competitive use of the subsurface for energy storage and production of groundwater.

Cliff Voss, Ph.D.,also  delivered the 2015 Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecture with great visuals on density-driven groundwater flow.

Other sessions at the Summit focused on groundwater/surface-water interaction, karst hydrology, geochemistry, legal issues, brines and deep aquifers, and geophysical and remote sensing techniques, among other major issues. Thank you to all attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors for making another NGWA Groundwater Summit a successful event!

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