Tuesday, April 1, 2008: 10:20 a.m.-11:40 a.m.
Cotton Row (Memphis Cook Convention Center)
Strategies for Subregional and Local Ground Water Resource Planning
Many communities have experienced buildout and want to implement a ground water management plan after the fact. Others, lucky to only be beginning development, want to have a ground water management plan in place to guide them in the preparation of a community development plan. Where is the water? How much is there? Are we using too much? Most of the body of information required to address these questions and the emphasis of ongoing studies are regional in nature, which lacks significant detail to be of more than general use at the subregional/local level. The needs of subregional and local entities are immediate and required information is not forthcoming. The objective of this session is to attract papers from authors who have developed strategies to overcome the problem of regional data and provide much needed ground water resource management assistance at the subregional/local level.
Moderator:Kurt O. Thomsen, Ph.D., CGWP., PG, KOT Environmental Consulting Inc.
10:20 a.m.From the State to The Local Level: How Communities in Southeastern Wisconsin are Approaching Water Supply Challenges
Steven H. Schultz, P.E. and John R. Jansen, P.G., Ph.D, Ruekert/Mielke Inc.
10:40 a.m.Conducting a Preliminary Water Supply Feasibility Assessment with Limited Data in Southern California
Ethan O. Weikel, PG and Brian P. Shedd, Kleinfelder Inc.
11:00 a.m.Arranging the Skeletons in Texas' Ground Water Availability Tool Closet
Rima Petrossian, Texas Water Development Board
11:20 a.m.Estimating Sub-regional Ground Water Availability Using Regional Ground Water Flow Models and Decision Analytic Tools
Venki Uddameri, Texas A&M University-Kingsville

2008 Ground Water Summit