Jan 30, 2013

NGWA Summit to Explore 'Everything Groundwater'

Summit to feature more than 190 presenters, 32 platform presentations and 25 posters

NGWA 2013 Summit San Antonio Growndwater

The 2013 National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) Summit — the national and international conference on groundwater taking place April 28 to May 2 in San Antonio — features an agenda covering "everything groundwater," from availability and the impacts on it from hydraulic fracturing to global issues such as sustainability, quality and remediation.

Held annually, the NGWA Summit is now in its ninth year. More than 190 presenters are expected, who will offer 32 platform presentations and 25 posters in nine topic areas:

  • Anything groundwater;
  • Energy production/hydraulic fracturing;
  • Global groundwater issues;
  • Groundwater modeling;
  • Groundwater monitoring;
  • Groundwater remediation;
  • Groundwater quality and availability;
  • Karst hydrogeology and remediation; and
  • Texas and regional groundwater issues.

There will be panel presentations, twilight sessions, National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF) Robert Farvolden Student Awards (made possible by a grant from S.S. Papadopulos and Associates Inc.) and guest speakers, including:

  • Charles Fishman, New York Times best-selling author of The Big Thirst, who will deliver the keynote address;
  • 2013 NGWREF Darcy Lecturer David L. Rudolph, Ph.D., PE, "Managing Groundwater Beneath the Agricultural Landscape";
  • 2013 NGWREF McEllhiney Lecturer John Jansen, Ph.D., PG, "Keeping the Pump Primed: Aquifer Sustainability" (this lecture series is made possible by a grant from Franklin Electric); and
  • 2013 Birdsall-Dreiss Lecturer Dani Or, Ph.D., "How Do Porous Terrestrial Surfaces Control Evaporation into the Atmosphere?"

In addition, optional offerings taking place before and after the NGWA Summit include short courses, a field trip and a hands-on event.

Click here to read more about this conference.