The 2012 NGWA Groundwater Summit — Innovate and Integrate: Succeeding as a Groundwater Professional in a Water-Short World, which took place May-6-10 in Garden Grove, California, was focused on helping groundwater professionals prepare for, and thrive in, this environment.
Formidable challenges presented by factors ranging from increasing global population and multiple demands for water to changing climate and unsustainable use of groundwater supplies are not amenable to simple solutions using traditional methods. Instead, confronting these challenges require new scientific understanding, new technologies and innovative application of existing methods, multidisciplinary approaches, and policies founded in sound science — all part of the 2012 discussion.
This annual event also provided unparalleled opportunities for career growth and a forum for perspectives from the research, regulatory, advocacy, and consulting communities. In addition, students and faculty members were able to take advantage of numerous opportunities to discuss research and explore applications.
2012 Summit highlights
Guest speakers and lecturers
- Keynote Address by Patricia “Pat” Mulroy with the Las Vegas Valley Water District
- 2012 NGWREF Darcy Lecture presentation by S. Majid Hassanizadeh, Ph.D.
- 2012 NGWREF McEllhiney Lecture presentation by Marvin F. Glotfelty, RG
- 2012 Bridsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer Dr. James “Jay” S. Famigliette
- 2012 David Keith Todd Distinguished Lecturer Dr. William A. Alley
- Managed Underground Storage: Future Challenges and Opportunities
- From Papers to Profits: Moving Research into Practice
Special session on Lessons Learned from Legacy Research Sites
Twilight sessions ranging from new ways of looking at pumping test data to bringing science to policymakers
- Roscoe Moss Co. Tour
- Orange County Groundwater Replenishment System and Recharge Basins Tour