Topics will include shale gas, aquifer sustainability, water quality and groundwater-related data
Groundwater scientists and industry professionals will be exploring various groundwater issues affecting Ohio and surrounding areas on June 19, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio, at the Ohio Groundwater Forum. While this forum will focus on groundwater issues of most critical concern to industry professionals working in Ohio, all who are concerned about, or doing research related to, the resource are encouraged to participate. Issues to be discussed include the following subject areas:
- Shale gas development activities thrust potential negative impacts to groundwater withdrawals and quality to the forefront — what is the reality regarding groundwater protection?
- How can we ensure aquifer sustainability?
- How can we ensure good water quality?
- Several different entities are collecting groundwater-related data in the state — how can that data best be captured to create a reliable database of credible information for all to use while respecting privacy issues?
- How sustainable are our wellfields?
The featured keynote address will be delivered by Scott Bair, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, Ohio State University, who teaches water resources, hydrogeology, hydrogeologic field methods and numerical modeling.
To learn more about this forum, visit www.ngwa.org/ohiogroundwater .