Model, explore, characterize, bank, inject, extract, treat, and predict
- 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