Explore the water resource challenges — and the potential solutions — that states in the American Southwest are facing during this two-day conference.
Population growth, droughts, agriculture, mining, and oil and gas development are intensifying interest in groundwater availability and quality in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah, as water is scarce and recharge rates are low in much of this region.
The purpose of this conference is to bring together scientists, engineers, water managers, and others with an interest in the water resources of these states to share experiences and successes in addressing the region’s groundwater quantity, quality, and interconnections with surface water resources.
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Challenging Times Ahead in Hydrology
presented by Dr. Daniel B. Stephens
Daniel B. Stephens, Ph.D., is principal hydrologist with Daniel B. Stephens & Associates. An internationally recognized hydrogeologist specializing in vadose zone processes, he’s the author of Vadose Zone Hydrology. Stephens received his B.S. in geological science from Pennsylvania State University, his M.S. in hydrology from Stanford University, and his Ph.D. in hydrology from the University of Arizona.
Optional field trip
Using Soil Properties Testing to Optimize Hydrogeology Projects
February 22, 2:30-4 p.m.
Join Daniel B. Stephens & Associates (DBS&A) geochemist Chris Wolf, PG, on a complimentary 1.5-hour field trip of the DBS&A Soil Testing and Research Laboratory, which has been testing hydraulic properties of soils and performing specialized testing for vadose zone and groundwater study projects around the world for more than 30 years.
Learn how hydraulic parameter testing is used to define water movement through unsaturated and saturated media, the results of which are particularly valuable for groundwater modeling, as well as in optimizing designs for recharge, irrigation, groundwater remediation, landfill, and dam projects, by improving the overall understanding of site soil conditions such as infiltration rates, seepage, leakage, and contaminant transport.
Aspects of soil characterization will be presented including:
This optional field trip is worth 0.15 CEUs and is free to conference attendees.
Though there is no additional cost for the field trip, you must preregister for it by February 18 by contacting Kari Fournier with DBS&A at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505 353.9169. Please also indicate if you need transportation to the event.
Participants are invited to join DBS&A at the local Bosque Brewing Company after the tour.
For information on exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, contact the NGWA sales department at email@example.com.
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Crowne Plaza Albuquerque1901 University Blvd. NEAlbuquerque, New Mexico 87102reservations 866 384.4934505 884.2500
Accommodations: NGWA has secured a limited block of rooms on a first come, first served basis at the group rate of $83 per night plus applicable taxes. This rate applies to the NGWA room block and is valid until the February 2 cutoff date, unless our block has been filled before then. Click here to make your reservations online; if phoning for reservations, use code TCN. Remember, you are responsible for securing your own reservations. For guest check-in and checkout times, please contact the hotel directly.
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Full conference registration fees
NGWA member — $420Nonmember — $570|Full-time student (ID required) — NGWA member — $150 Nonmember — $200
One-day conference registration fees
Please note you must specify which day you are attending when registering at this rate.
NGWA member — $325Nonmember — $475
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