Groundwater Resources Association of California

Groundwater Resources Association of California

Groundwater Monitoring Conference, Anaheim, CA February 25-26, 2009

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The conference, Groundwater Monitoring: Design, Analysis, Communication, and Integration with Decision Making, will be held February 25-26, 2009 in Anaheim, California. Groundwater is a major component of the Nation’s water supply, and groundwater monitoring is an essential tool for characterizing and managing this vital resource. The goal of this conference, organized by the Groundwater Association of California, is to showcase recent developments in all phases of groundwater monitoring, including the design of monitoring networks, the analysis and interpretation of monitoring data, the communication of monitoring findings, and the role of monitoring in groundwater management and groundwater policy. The Conference will address such topics as:
  • Design of groundwater quality monitoring networks on multiple scales, from detailed monitoring of contaminant sites to water-quality assessment on a statewide or national scale;
  • Monitoring for assessing groundwater supplies and forecasting changes in basin storage;
  • Role of monitoring in protecting and managing groundwater resources;
  • Integration of monitoring with groundwater policy development;
  • Statistical techniques for analyzing and interpreting monitoring data;
  • Role of monitoring in groundwater modeling and model calibration;
  • California’s Groundwater Ambient Monitoring and Assessment (GAMA) program and the USGS’s National Water Quality Assessment (NAWQA) program;
  • Monitoring approaches for non-point source pollutants;
  • Strategies for monitoring hydrologic processes in the vadose zone;
  • Methods for collecting and managing groundwater data; and
  • Communication of groundwater monitoring findings to the public and to policy makers.

Abstracts are invited for oral or poster presentations relevant to the topics listed above. Submissions describing monitoring case studies are welcome.

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