2009 Groundwater Summit

The growing recognition of the dependence of growth and prosperity on safe, reliable drinking water supplies has translated to increasing debates over issues of competing needs, costs, and values.

Although scarcity issues occur even in traditionally "wetter" areas of North America, nowhere are the tradeoffs and consequences more starkly evident than in the U.S. Southwest. The 2009 Ground Water Summit -- The Science Conference: Adapting to Increasing Demands in a Changing Climate taking place April 19-23, 2009 in Tucson, Arizona, will bring together a mix of regulators, natural resource managers, practitioners, and those who supply the knowledge and technology needed to address our key water issues. The program will focus on the critical role of groundwater in the context of a changing climate with regard to water resources and provide insights into the nature of the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Program highlights include a keynote presentation, the NGWREF Darcy lecturer, the GSA Birsdall-Driess lecturer, short courses, and field trips. The Ground Water Summit offers the opportunity to learn and stay current, present your latest groundwater endeavors, and renew existing professional relationships, as well as start new ones.

Abstracts are being sought in four different topic tracks and are due by 11:59 p.m. ET, October 3, 2009.

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