Groundwater Issues and Science Affecting Policy and Management in the Southwest
7:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-9:20 a.m.
Adaptive Management of Groundwater Resources in the Arid Southwest
Increasing water demands, combined with extended drought within the arid Southwest, have resulted in widespread increases in aquifer depletion. While the complexity and uncertainty associated with groundwater systems limits well-informed decision-making in many cases, this presentation will provide a general framework for stakeholder engagement that builds progressive momentum toward identifying longer term solutions.
9:20 a.m.-2:20 p.m.
Simplified Stream Accretion Modeling for Sustainable Groundwater Management: An Interactive Approach
Deborah L. Hathaway, PE
Energy Storage Investigation at Groundwater Banks
Lon House, Ph.D.
Groundwater in unconfined New Mexican aquifers
- 10:20 a.m. Refreshment Break
Mapping Deep Channel Deposits in the Ogallala Aquifer Using Electrical Resistivity Surveys
John Jansen, Ph.D., PG, PGp
An overview of the NMBGMR Collaborative Groundwater Monitoring Network and How to Get Involved
Sara Chudnoff, PG
Lifetime projections for the High Plains Aquifer in east-central New Mexico
- 11:45 a.m. Lunch Break (provided)
Potentiometric Surface Maps in the Middle Rio Grande Basin: Rising Water Levels in the Production Zone
Siting, Design and Construction of a Horizontal Well for Industrial Water Supply in the Ogallala Aquifer
James Beach, P.G.
Developing 3-Dimensional GIS Models for Visualizing Aquifer Systems in New Mexico
Investigating Groundwater Sustainability in Valles Caldera National Preserve, New Mexico
Steve Rice, PG
2:20 p.m.-4:40 p.m.
Groundwater Management in Texas: Considering Flows to Springs and Streams
Larry French, PG
Aquifer Systems that Recharge the Texas Reach of the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo
Ronald Green, Ph.D., P.G.
- 3:00 p.m. Refreshment Break
Hydrologic and Temperature Indicators of Surface Water Groundwater Exchange, Sandia Canyon Wetland, Los Alamos NM
Kevin Reid, MS, PG
Uncertainty in Runoff and Recharge for Surface-Water/Groundwater Models in the Arid and Semiarid Edwards Plateau, Central Texas
Beth Fratesi, Ph.D.
Preferential Flow Pathway Controls on Groundwater Discharge in the Devils River of Texas
The Evolution of Unmanned Aerial System (Drones) in Water Science
Richard Brose, M.S, Multistate registration(s), one half decade of use of unmanned aerial systems in science
4:40 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
Observed Variability in Groundwater Quality in the Rincon Valley, NM through High-Frequency Monitoring
Quality of groundwater used for public supply in principal aquifers of the Southwestern U.S.
Quality of groundwater used for public supply in the aquifers of the Edwards-Trinity aquifer system
Pre-Regulatory Closed Landfill Care: Albuquerque’s Experience
Presence of Pharmaceutical Compounds in Water, North Central New Mexico
Patrick Longmire, PhD
Mobilization of Naturally Occurring Uranium to Water Supply Wells, Southern Tucson Basin
- 10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:50 a.m.-1:10 p.m.
GIS-Based Dynamic Database for Water Rights Administration in the Gila River Valley, NM
April Jean Tafoya, B.S., M.S.
Valuing Groundwater Recharge as an Attribute of Watershed Restoration: A Focus on Willingness to Pay for Project Attributes
Brackish Groundwater Desalination Projects in Texas: The El Paso and San Antonio Strategies
Brad Cross, PG
- 11:50 a.m. Lunch Break (on your own)
1:10 p.m.-2:25 p.m.
A New (old) Method to Measure Layered Vadose Zone Permeability at Field Scale for Managed Aquifer Recharge
Daniel Sola, R.G.
Understanding the Role of Decision Support Tools for Assisting Managed Aquifer Recharge in California’s Central Valley
Zachary Sugg, PhD
Mitigating Drought Impacts on Estuary Inflows using Aquifer Storage and Recovery
James Dodson, M.P.A.
- 2:10 p.m. Refreshment Break
2:25 p.m.-4:05 p.m.
Integration of Science and Policy in the Management of Transboundary Water Resources with Specific Approaches on Transboundary Aquifers along the U.S. and Mexico
Geochemical and isotopic investigation of deep groundwater in the Mesilla Basin, New Mexico
The Transboundariness Approach and Prioritization of Transboundary Aquifers between Mexico and Texas
Rosario Sanchez, Research Scientist
Using Heat as a Tracer to Estimate Deep Saline Groundwater Inputs to the Rio Grande in the Mesilla Basin, New Mexico, USA