Call for Papers

Groundwater Issues and Science Affecting Policy and Management in the Southwest

Albuquerque, NM
February 26-27, 2018

While groundwater is used across the country, it is particularly important in the American Southwest, where surface water resources may be insufficient to meet daily needs. The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) is hosting a conference that will focus on groundwater availability, use, policy, and management in southwestern states of Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas, and Utah and surrounding environs. Transboundary aquifers that interact with the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo and other points along the southwest border are also attracting increased interest as the water resources of the region are threatened by increased demand.   

The purpose of this conference is to further discussion on the role of groundwater in the region and introduce emerging research and initiatives on sustaining local water resources. Additionally, understanding how the transboundary aquifers respond to changes in climate and demand will facilitate effective resource management.

Abstracts are solicited on all aspects related to groundwater in these states, including, but not limited to:

  • Groundwater Sustainability
  • Natural and Anthropogenic Contaminants
  • Brackish Groundwater Resources
  • Managed Aquifer Recharge
  • Multi-Jurisdictional, Integrated Water Management
  • Evolving Scientific Perspectives
  • Drought Management/Mitigation/Resilience
  • Groundwater/Surface Water Interaction
  • Transboundary Aquifers.

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