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2010 International Groundwater Conference

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Groundwater Management Conference

June 15, 16 and 17, 2010
San Francisco Airport in Burlingame, CA
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Water Management

Groundwater is the lifeline for many rural and agricultural regions and their associated cultures and populations around the globe. Issues related to groundwater use and agriculture will be the focus of a June 15-17, 2010 conference in San Francisco.

Sustainable Agriculture

"Toward Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture: An International Conference Linking Science and Policy" is being organized by the Water Education Foundation and the University of California, Davis. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency at the San Francisco Airport in Burlingame, CA

Groundwater Management

Additional groundwater management workshops will be held June 14 and an agricultural water tour will be held June 18.

The June 15-17, 2010 conference will provide scientists, policymakers, agricultural and environmental stakeholders, local, state and federal governmental officials, and consultants with the latest scientific, management, legal and policy advances for sustainable agriculture, sustaining our groundwater resources in agricultural regions around the world.

Groundwater management topics to be addressed in plenary and technical sessions include:

  • Socioeconomic Aspects of Agricultural Groundwater
  • Climate, Energy, and Agricultural Groundwater
  • Agricultural Groundwater Quality and Contamination
  • Conjunctive Use, Agricultural Water Use, and Groundwater Management, Policy, and Regulation
  • Groundwater at the Agriculture-Urban Interface
  • Groundwater Linkages to Surface Water and Estuaries
Invited speakers include (partial list):
  • William Alley, Chief, U.S. Geological Survey Groundwater Program
  • Alice Aureli, UNESCO, France
  • Hans Peter Broers, Deltares/TNO, The Netherlands
  • Stefano Burchi, FAO
  • Jacob Burke, FAO, Italy
  • Michael Campana, Oregon State University
  • Steve Carle, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Brad Esser, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Dico Fraters, Dutch Environmental Protection Agency, The Netherlands
  • Mark Giordano, International Water Management Institute, Sri Lanka
  • Keith Knapp, University of California, Riverside
  • Vicki Kretsinger, Luhdorff, Scalmanini & Ass., GRAC
  • Paul Martin, Western United Dairymen
  • Sharon Megdal, University of Arizona
  • Aditi Mukherji, International Water Management Institute, Sri Lanka
  • Tim Parker, Groundwater Resources Association of California
  • David Rudolph, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Bridget Scanlon, University of Texas at Austin
  • John Selker, Oregon State University
  • Tushaar Shah, International Water Management Institute, India
  • Karen Villholth, Danish Geological Survey, Denmark
  • Mike Wireman, U.S. EPA, International Association of Hydrogeologists

The conference is sponsored by the Robert M. Hagan Endowed Chair. A former UC Davis professor, Hagan was one of the Foundation's founding board members and served as board president for many years.

Registration for the June 2010 conference Toward Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture: An International Conference Linking Science and Policy is $595. This fee includes morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch on June 15, 16 and 17, and a hosted reception on June 15.

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