2008 Groundwater Summit brings top scientists and industry leaders to Memphis

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The National Ground Water Association's 2008 Ground Water Summit taking place March 30-April 3 in Memphis, Tennessee, features 20 sessions covering the latest in ground water science, technology, and ground water policy.

This fourth annual Ground Water Summit brings together local, national, and international science partners to exchange information on scientific, policy, and regulatory issues pertaining to ground water.

Highlights of the 2008 Summit include the Darcy forum, 'Carbon Sequestration: Opportunities and Challenges,' and Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer Michael Celia, Ph.D., of Princeton University, who will speak on 'Geological Storage as a Carbon Mitigation Option.'

Other Summit features include:

Keynote speaker Edward Sudicky, Ph.D., University of Waterloo, and NGWA’s 2007 M. King Hubbert Award recipient, who will deliver a talk on 'Simulation of Flow and Contaminant Transport in Surface-Subsurface Flow Systems in a Fully Integrated Framework'

Featured speaker Cynthia Barnett, journalist and author of Mirage

Professional development courses in ground water geochemistry, valuing ground water as an economic asset, karst aquifer characterization modeling and remediation, environmental drilling safety, and geochemical evaluations of metals in ground water

Field trips to the Memphis Aquifer and the Illinois Sinkhole Plain

Birdsall-Dreiss Lecturer Larry McKay, Ph.D., University of Tennessee, who will speak on 'Germs and Geology: Emerging Issues in Waterborne Pathogen Research.'


NGWA, a nonprofit organization comprised of more than 14,500 U.S. and international ground water professionals—contractors, equipment manufacturers, suppliers, scientists, and engineers—is dedicated to advancing the expertise of all ground water professionals and to furthering ground water awareness and protection through education and outreach. NGWA's vision is to be the leading community of ground water professionals that promotes the responsible development, use, and management of ground water resources.

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