Environmental Protection

NGWA Offers Artificial Recharge Short Course

The National Ground Water Association is offering the short course, “Artificial Recharge of Ground Water,” Sept. 22-23 in Baltimore, Md.

The course will cover well recharge types, objectives, sources of water, and wellhead and wellfield designs. It also will examine aquifer storage recovery (ASR) systems in aquifers with either fresh water or impaired groundwater. Instructors will lead participants through the planning, design, operating, and management phases of artificial recharge systems. Principles will be illustrated with practical examples.

Content is suited to introductory- or intermediate-level professionals including engineers, hydrologists, geologists, public health officials, consultants and planners, and water/wastewater specialists in municipalities, water districts, and state and federal agencies.

Instructors are David Pyne, P.E., and Daniel P. Stephens, Ph.D., P.G. Pyne is president of ASR Systems LLC, Gainesville, Fla. As a civil engineer, Pyne has pioneered development of ASR technology since 1978 and has led or participated in several ASR research programs. Stephens is chair of the board and founder of Daniel B. Stephens & Associates Inc. He is known internationally for his expertise in analyzing vadose zone processes that play a vital role in quantifying groundwater recharge rates and understanding infiltration processes.

To learn more, visit www.ngwa.org and click on “Events/Education” or call 800.551.7379 (614.898.7791).

NGWA, a nonprofit organization comprised of more than 13,000 U.S. and international groundwater professionals—contractors, equipment manufacturers, suppliers, scientists, and engineers—is dedicated to advancing groundwater knowledge.

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