Gain insight on what is currently known, share your ideas, and discuss what can possibly be done going forward to better understand and characterize deep groundwater — and the importance of doing so — during this one-day conference.
Deep groundwater, defined as that beneath the typical depth limits of today’s withdrawals for water supply, has piqued interest with respect to shale oil and gas development, geothermal energy, carbon sequestration, underground waste injection, and locating deep geologic repositories for nuclear waste, among other areas.
As availability of water for human and ecological uses becomes more critical, there is also increased interest in the use of deeper groundwater as a resource. The number of deep public water supply wells has increased significantly in the western United States during the past couple decades. Considerable progress also has been made in reducing the cost of desalinization through improvements in membrane technology and reductions in energy requirements.
Because of these factors, there is increasing interest in characterizing groundwater flow systems in deep aquifers and a greater appreciation that deeper groundwater systems are dynamic. Yet, little is known about the hydrogeology and chemical characteristics of our deep groundwater resources.
The purpose of the conference is to bring together investigators from different segments of the hydrogeological community and the oil, gas, and mineral industry who have an interest in characterizing deep groundwater resources to share knowledge on how to characterize deep groundwater — with particular focus on areas of the United States underlain by sedimentary basins.
Topic areas to be explored include:
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The call for abstracts for this conference closed December 12, 2013 and submissions are currently under review. Upon completion of the review, the conference program will be posted online.
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Accommodations: NGWA has secured a limited block of rooms on a first come, first served basis at the group rate of $189 per night single/double occupancy. These rates apply to the NGWA room block and are valid until the April 5 cutoff, unless our block has been filled before that date. When making your reservations, be sure to mention you are attending this NGWA program to receive this group rate. 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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