NGWA Conference to Focus on Fractured Rock and Eastern Groundwater Issues

July 4, 2011

September event will offer education sessions and exhibitions

Groundwater professionals, policymakers and regulators will discuss fractured rock-related groundwater issues in the eastern U.S. at a September 26 to 27 conference conducted by the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) in Burlington, Vt.

The New England, Mid-Atlantic and Atlantic regions, as well as western segments of the United Kingdom, face the challenge of providing sufficient water supplies to meet public primary and secondary demands. Strategies include protecting existing groundwater supplies while developing alternative ones.

The "NGWA Focus Conference on Fractured Rick and Eastern Groundwater Regional Issues" will, among other things, compare characterization techniques and remedial solutions, explore policy initiatives regarding the fractured rock environment and provide networking opportunities.

Sessions include:

• Hydrostratigraphy of crystalline rock aquifers;
• Surface water-groundwater interaction;
• Fate and transport of complex hydrocarbons in groundwater;
• Sedimentary rock environments;
• Geophysical measurements in fractured rock settings;
• Naval Air Warfare Center; and
• Enhanced bioremediation of DNAPL in fractured rock.

The conference also offers exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities.

Source:

National Ground Water Assn.

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