2013 NGWA Summit The National and International Conference on Groundwater

2013 William A. McEllhiney Lecture Series in Water Well Technology: Keeping the Pump Primed: Aquifer Sustainability

Tuesday, April 30, 2013: 10:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Regency East 2/3 (Hyatt Regency San Antonio)
No one can control, manage, or sustain what is not measured, so monitoring is the first step needed to ensure success. In terms of groundwater, monitoring can identify aquifers being used in an unsustainable manner and that information can then be used to find remedies to sustain the systems, as well as the industries and businesses that rely on them. One example of this, which will be discussed in this lecture, is the deep sandstone aquifer of northern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin, where decades of overpumping have created one of the largest cones of depression in the world. Both states have conducted detailed studies of the aquifer and have begun regional planning to control the human and environmental impacts. (The McEllhiney Lecture Series is made possible by a grant from Franklin Electric.)
John Jansen, Ph.D., PG
Cardno ENTRIX, West Bend, WI

Dr. Jansen has a B.S. in Geology and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Geological Sciences with an emphasis in hydrogeology and geophysics. He is the Senior Managing Hydrogeologist for Cardno ENTRIX and the lead author of the chapter on borehole geophysics in the third edition of Groundwater and Wells. He is a Professional Geologist in seven states, and a Registered Geophysicist in California. He currently the NGWA representative on the Advisory Council on Water Information and was on the Board of Directors for the NGWA Scientists and Engineers Division from 2005 through 2007.

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