NGWA Ground Water Summit Planned for May

Sessions will explore theme of "Meeting Groundwater Challenges in Uncertain Times"

The 2011 National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) Ground Water Summit and Ground Water Protection Council Spring Meeting will take place May 1 to 5 in Baltimore, in part to explore the theme “Meeting Groundwater Challenges in Uncertain Times.”

The Ground Water Summit is held annually by NGWA and is designed to bring together federal and state regulators, practitioners, natural resource managers, policymakers, municipal planners, remediation site owners, attorneys, climatologists and those who supply knowledge and technology needed to address and influence key water issues.

This year's invited keynote speaker is U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, and the featured speaker is Martin Storksdieck, Ph.D., of the National Academies, on the subject, "Selling Sound Science: Kindergartner to Policymaker."

The 2011 NGWA Ground Water Summit includes:

• Conference sessions;
• Workshops;
• Field trips;
• Short courses;
• 2011 National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation Darcy Lecture: “Development of Reliable Hydrologic Data Sets in Difficult Environments: Case Studies from Benin, West Africa”;
• 2011 Birdsall-Dreiss Lecture: “Where Does Water Go When It Rains? Conceptualizing Runoff Processes in Headwater Catchments”;
• National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation Robert Farvolden Student Awards; and
• Sponsorship opportunities.

National Ground Water Assn.

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