Groundwater is a resource to be protected. It ignores political boundaries, transports contaminants, floods mine and construction sites, spins communities into an uproar, and can’t be found when you need it. Model, explore, characterize, bank, inject, extract, treat, and predict all your subsurface needs with everything groundwater at the 2016 NGWA Groundwater Summit: Solving Groundwater Challenges Through Research and Practice.
A current call for abstracts is underway. Submissions must be made online and are due by August 30, 2015.
Established and early-career professionals from around the world gathered for the 2015 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. 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 Talk 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., 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!
See you in Denver next year!
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