NGWA will be attending, presenting, and exhibiting at the IAH Congress in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, when the International Association of Hydrogeologists Congress returns to North America this fall!
The Canadian IAH Chapter is hosting the 39th IAH Congress in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, from September 16 to 21, 2012.
The IAH Congress will be one of the premier hydrogeological conferences of 2012 and is not to be missed! The overall conference theme is "Confronting Global Change" and the technical sessions will cover groundwater science under the broad themes of energy and climate change, karst hydrogeology, groundwater/surface water interactions, groundwater management, groundwater quality, and general hydrogeology. Four of Canada's world-renowned hydrogeologists — Dr. John A. Cherry, Dr. Allan Freeze, Dr. Frank Schwartz (current editor-in-chief of NGWA's Ground Water®), and Dr. Jozef Tóth — will be the main plenary speakers and will set the stage for discussions on groundwater during the 39th IAH Congress.
Abstracts are being accepted online until March 15, 2012. A special advance registration rate is available until March 15, 2012 — after that an early registration rate will available until June 15, 2012.
In addition, there will also be a variety of short courses — including “Drilling Technologies for Groundwater Extraction” presented by Art Becker, MGWC, CPG, and NGWA past-president (see below for course description) — technical tours, a trade exhibition, and a spousal/partner program. For more information on all aspects of the 39th IAH Congress, please visit www.iah2012.org.
Drilling Technologies for Groundwater Extraction, September 16, 1-4:30 p.m.presented by Art Becker, MGWC, CPGAlthough the machinery may seem different around the world, the fundamental technologies for water well or water borehole construction are nearly universal. This presentation will provide an in-depth review of the advantages and disadvantages of the following water well drilling technologies as each relates to geologic site conditions and depth to groundwater: dug, driven point, auger, boring, jet, cable tool, air rotary, mud rotary, down-the-hole hammer, dual rotary, sonic, and reverse circulation rotary. Video will be utilized to explore air rotary, bucket, cable tool, down-the-hole hammer, dual rotary, sonic, and reverse circulation drilling techniques.Please visit www.iah2012.org for more information, course rates, and to register.
We look forward to seeing you in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, this September!
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