Are we justified in applying the term sustainable to ground water resources? Is ground water truly sustainable? Is ground water quality sustainable? Is there a difference between economic and resource sustainability of water supplies? These are questions most planners deal with. Some resource managers have developed programs that promote water conservation. While these programs may be a step in the right direction, do they answer these important questions? How is ground water sustainability defined? What are current techniques for implementing sustainability? How is sustainability validated/measured? Are aquifer systems truly sustainable? Where are future sources of water? How much water is actually available? What are the effects of human consumption on future sources and sustainability? This session explores developed strategies which address these issues.
Monday, April 20, 2009: 10:30 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
Turquoise III (Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort )
Kurt O. Thomsen, Ph.D., CGWP., PG
Dale Armstrong, RG, CPG