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#5: Dallas 2016 Annual Meeting Preview

Preview the 86th Annual Meeting in Dallas, featuring interviews with the General Chair, Technical Program Chair, SEG’s Executive Director, and other members of the SEG staff. Show notes at seg.org/podcast. Register for Annual Meeting at seg.org/am. 1:26 – Sarah Reed, Dallas General Chair 15:38 – Johnna Yoder, SEG Student and Early Career Advisor 18:36 – Patrick Riley, SEG Member Services Associate 20:10 – Dr. Charles Sicking, 2016 Technical Program Chair 30:12 – Channing Wendt, SEG Global Business Development Advisor 33:42 – Natalie Blythe, SEG Assistant Editor, TLE

Critical Issues: Recording and Slides Available for Critical Issues Webinar, "Desalination as a Source of Fresh Water"

Flyer for Desalination Webinar. Image Credit: U.S. Geological Survey
On Tuesday September 20, the Critical Issues Program hosted a webinar on the state of desalination in the United States and further afield. The three speakers were Tzahi Cath (Colorado School of Mines), Jessica Jones (Poseidon Water), and Katherine Zodrow (Montana Tech). Topics covered included the past, present, and future of desalination technologies; the costs and waste management challenges of desalination plants; the recently opened seawater desalination plant in Carlsbad, California; and brackish groundwater use and desalination in Texas. A recording of the webinar and the speakers’ slides can be found at bit.ly/desal-webinar.

NGWA: New Washington Update

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The National Ground Water Association published a new Washington Update. They reported that the NGWA Regulatory Affairs Officer participated in a White House Roundtable on National Drought Resistance Resilience and discussed the importance of groundwater monitoring and modeling, the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network and infrastructure financing programs. 

SSA: Session Proposal Deadline October 1

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The Sesimological Society of America is seeking submissions for special sessions for their 2017 Annual Meeting. The deadline to submit is October 1, 2016. They encourage geoscientists to submit a session on cutting-edge research, methodology and technology developments and sessions are encouraged from across the broad fields of earthquake science, geotechnical and earthquake engineering, and seismology. 

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