Gain insight on various groundwater issues affecting the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that, while small in comparison to most other states, serves as both the focal point for this conference, as well as a microcosm. As groundwater is the sole source of drinking water in many communities here, and rapid population growth has stressed some supplies because of competing needs, this event seeks to address solutions to the following questions:
presented by John L. Wilson, Ph.D., New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Learn about the unique challenges, as well as opportunities, of small aquifers — deemed fast — such as those found in the Bay State area during this presentation. By groundwater standards of behavior, Bay State aquifer water levels and discharges respond quickly to perturbations of hydrology created by climate variability and change, and human impacts affecting recharge (e.g., land use) and discharge (e.g., pumping). Response times can be as short as months and seldom longer than a few years. Read more about this presentation. Learn more about the speaker.
presented by John Jansen, Ph.D., PG
Gain an understanding of how sustainability is defined and what tools and strategies can be used to protect groundwater systems, as well as those who obtain and develop it, during this lecture. How can we ensure the sustainability of our aquifers through sound science? What information must be gathered and compiled to build consensus and present a compelling case to regulators and policymakers?
Read more about the lecture and lecturer. (The McEllhiney Lecture Series is made possible by a grant from Franklin Electric.)
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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 $169 per night. These rates apply to the NGWA room block and are valid until the August 26 cutoff, unless our block has been filled before that date. Remember, you are responsible for securing your own reservations and, when doing so, be sure to mention you’re attending this NGWA event. For guest check-in and checkout times, please contact the hotel directly.
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