Call for Papers

Groundwater and Agriculture: Meeting the Demands While Protecting Resources

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
October 2- 3, 2018

Providing adequate food and drinking-water supplies in the 21st century will depend on increasingly stressed groundwater resources. Agriculture is the largest user of groundwater and effects on groundwater quantity and quality are a growing concern in agricultural regions across the nation. This National Ground Water Association (NGWA) workshop is intended to bring together groundwater professionals, those involved in food and beverage production, and federal, state, and local officials to share experiences and lessons learned in protecting and managing groundwater in agricultural regions of the central U.S. Abstracts are solicited on all aspects of the connectivity of groundwater to agriculture topics to include:

  • Management and effects of pesticides and nutrients
  • Animal feeding operations
  • Effects of manure spreading
  • Drain tile management and effects
  • Effects of irrigation pumping on wetlands and baseflow to streams
  • Metering and remote sensing of agricultural pumping
  • Agricultural policies related to groundwater
  • Agriculture-utility partnerships to improve water quality
  • Private well issues
  • Biofuels
  • Evaluating best management practices
  • Instream and edge-of-field monitoring
  • Considerations in karst and fractured bedrock
  • Managed aquifer recharge for agriculture
  • Vadose zone studies

Abstracts must be submitted in sentence form and without bullet points by Saturday, May 5, 2018.

Titles should be limited to 100 characters or less and abstracts should be limited to 200 words or less.

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  2. Enter Authors

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  3. Enter Abstract Text

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  4. Confirmation

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  5. General Instructions

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Deadline for New Submissions: Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET.