Building on the success of the 2017 event, this symposium will re-ignite the dialogue around synergies between solutions to large groundwater plumes, strategies to address emerging (and legacy) contaminants in groundwater, and protection of our drinking water supply.
While the patch work of regulatory standards and developing understanding of toxicology associated with emerging contaminants is often outpaced by the need to respond, collaboration among the regulatory and stakeholder communities is occurring more effectively now than in the past. This fosters innovation on multiple fronts – such that we can be optimistic that the challenges of emerging contaminants will be shorter-lived than our past experience with more established contaminants.
The goal of the Groundwater Solutions Conference is to create a unique forum where all who work in and serve the groundwater and drinking water communities (owners, regulators, academics, and utilities) can collaborate on appropriate and pragmatic solutions for the response to, evaluation of, and restoration of compromised groundwater. The symposium will focus on state-of-the-art science and innovative new approaches to address questions such as: How can we apply good science and harness innovation to develop best practices for short-term situational management when drinking water supplies are affected? How do these work into longer-term solutions for restoration of impacted groundwater?
The conference will span two days and include keynotes and panel discussions with relevant thought leaders. Technical sessions will be organized around three core topics:
Contaminated Large Plumes: Topic focus will be on the characterization, remediation and/or management of contaminated groundwater plumes that can be characterized as “large” due to the total lifecycle costs, sheer physical size, or complexity.
Emerging Contaminants: Topic focus will be on emerging contamination threats to groundwater resources and offer best practices and new approaches when addressing these issues.
Water Supply: Topic focus will be on threats to drinking water supply and where it fits with restoration by developing appropriate treatment technologies.
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