2016 AGI Critical Issues Forum: Presentations

Addressing Changes in Regional Groundwater Resources: Lessons from the High Plains Aquifer
Hosted by the Payne Institute for Earth Resources, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
October 27-28, 2016

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Selected Footage from the 2016 Critical Issues Forum

Presentations

Session 1: Overview of Western and High Plains Groundwater Issues

Keynote Speaker: Sharon B. Megdal, University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center
"Groundwater Governance and Management"
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William M. Alley, Director, Science and Technology, National Ground Water Association
"What is the Science Telling Us about Regional Aquifers in the West?"
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James Eklund, Director, Colorado Water Conservation Board
"Policy and Regulatory Overview of Western Aquifers"
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Nicholas Brozovic, Director of Policy, Water for Food Global Institute, University of Nebraska
"The Economic Importance of Western Aquifers"
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Session 2: The High Plains Aquifer: Perspectives from Kansas and Nebraska

Jim Butler, Senior Scientist, Kansas Geological Survey, University of Kansas
"Perspectives from Kansas"
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Ann Bleed, Former Director, Nebraska Department of Natural Resources
"Perspectives from Nebraska"
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Session 3: The High Plains Aquifer: Perspectives from Texas and Oklahoma

Steven D. Walthour, General Manager, North Plains Groundwater Conservation District, Texas
"Perspectives from Texas"
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Kyle E. Murray, Hydrogeologist, Oklahoma Geological Survey, University of Oklahoma
"Perspectives from Oklahoma"
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Session 4: Thinking Beyond the High Plains Aquifer

Susan Stover, Outreach Manager, Kansas Geological Survey, University of Kansas
"Water & Negotiations in the West: Engaging Stakeholders"
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Session 5: Lessons, Reports, and Revelations: What Have We Learned? Moderated Discussion

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Elizabeth Eide, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (moderator)

Wendy J. Harrison, Professor, Geology and Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines (moderator)