This webinar provides an overview of how groundwater and surface water interact, what the implications of these interactions on water resources are, and how water can be more effectively managed if an understanding of these interactions is incorporated.
Overarching questions addressed in this webinar include:
- How do surface water and ground water interact and what implications do these interactions have for sustainable water management?
- Are there new tools/resources/partnerships that can be used to better manage surface water and groundwater as connected resources?
- What policy limitations exist for managing water as one resource?
- Are there best practices that water management organizations can implement?
Our speakers include:
- Ken Bradbury, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey | Slides Video
- William M. Alley, National Ground Water Association | Slides Video
- Thomas Harter, University of California, Davis | Slides Video
Resources to learn more:
- View this webinar's Question & Answer session
- View the online course that has been developed from this webinar.
- U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1139: Ground Water and Surface Water: A Single Resource
- U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1376: Streamflow Depletion by Wells - Understanding and Managing the Effects of Groundwater Pumping on Streamflow
- U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1766: Groundwater Availability of the Central Valley Aquifer, California
- National Ground Water Association: Groundwater Fundamentals
- Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey: Water & Environment Resources
- University of Wisconsin Extension: Water Resource Webinars
- University of California, Davis: Groundwater Information & Educational Resources
- University of California, Davis: Scott Valley Research
Search the Geological Surveys Database for reports and factsheets on water resources.