2012 NGWA Ground Water Summit: Innovate and Integrate

Innovation and Integration: Getting More from Our Monitoring Well Networks

Monday, May 7, 2012: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Royal Ballroom A (Hyatt Regency Orange County)
One of the most significant challenges faced by groundwater hydrologists is that of meeting societal expectations of our discipline. Common questions asked of us include what are the current conditions in an aquifer system and what might the future hold for that system? Networks of monitoring wells can provide invaluable information for helping us address such questions, but they can also overwhelm us with massive amounts of data. This session will focus on how to fully exploit and effectively manage the data collected in our networks, and how to enhance the value of this information through integration with other data sources.
Kenneth Belitz and James Butler
8:00 a.m.
8:20 a.m.
Groundwater Watch: USGS Groundwater Levels on the Internet
William L. Cunningham, U.S. Geological Survey;
Linda M. Debrewer, U.S. Geological Survey;
George A. Karavitis, U.S. Geological Survey

9:00 a.m.
Implementation of a National Ground Water Monitoring Network
Robert P. Schreiber, PE, BCEE, D.WRE, CDM Smith;
William L. Cunningham, U.S. Geological Survey

9:20 a.m.
Aquifer Analysis During Large Scale Agricultural Pumping
Joseph B. Turner, PG, CHG, Brown and Caldwell;
Tim N. Godwin, PG, CHG, Brown and Caldwell;
Paul Gosselin, Director, Butte County Water and Resources Conservation

9:40 a.m.
The National Groundwater Monitoring Network Data Portal: Innovation in Ground Water Data Exchange and Mediation
Jessica M. Lucido, U.S. Geological Survey;
Nathaniel L. Booth, U.S. Geological Survey;
I-Lin Kuo, U.S. Geological Survey;
William L. Cunningham, U.S. Geological Survey