Managing Groundwater Storage

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1:00 PM EDT | 1 hour
Series: AGI Policy & Critical Issues Webinar

This 1 hour AGI Critical Issues webinar will introduce the geoscience of managing groundwater storage and recharge, discuss groundwater storage policies and research in California and Texas, and review case studies and potential future developments.

CEUs / CECs:
Webinar attendees may apply to receive 0.1 CEUs through the American Institute of Professional Geologists for a nominal fee. For more information, please apply here: https://crm.americangeosciences.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=125.

Certified floodplain managers who check the CFM status box during registration may receive 1 CEC from the Association of State Floodplain Managers; you do not need to use the CEU link above.

Background:
Groundwater is a critically important source of water in the U.S., supplying fresh water for drinking supplies, agricultural irrigation, and streams, rivers, and ecosystems. However, groundwater is becoming increasingly depleted in most aquifers around the country, with impacts including shrinking aquifer storage capacities, land subsidence (and associated impacts like higher flood risk), and declining freshwater resources for communities and ecosystems. To mitigate and reverse the depletion of groundwater storage in local aquifers, many communities are turning to managed aquifer recharge (MAR) and aquifer storage and recovery (ASR). MAR and ASR practices vary depending on local geology, groundwater and recharge water composition, local land use practices, and water use requirements. Implementing MAR and ASR requires careful planning to both maximize groundwater replenishment and protect groundwater supplies from contamination.

Our speakers are:

  • Timothy K. Parker, PG, CEG, CHG. Principal Hydrogeologist, Parker Groundwater
  • Graham Fogg, Professor of Hydrogeology, University of California, Davis
  • Van Kelley, Senior VP, Principal Hydrogeologist, Intera Geoscience & Engineering Solutions

Thank you to our media partners, the American Geophysical Union, American Institute of Professional Geologists, Association of State Wetland Managers, Geological Society of America, the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the National Association of State Boards of Geology.