Global Groundwater Issues Focus of June 28-30 Conference
Hear from more than 150 experts and view more than 40 research posters

Global groundwater issues are a major focus of the June 28-30 International Groundwater Conference in San Francisco. This event will provide participants with, among other things, the opportunity to hear the latest scientific and policy information about common problems worldwide and learn about possible solutions from international experts.

Groundwater constitutes nearly half the world’s drinking water and much of the world’s irrigation water supply. Agricultural regions in all countries face similar challenges experienced in California: drought, overuse, groundwater salinity, nitrate pollution and ensuring a sustainable supply for the future.

Among the more than 150 speakers at the event are these global experts:

  • David Rudolph, University of Waterloo (Canada) professor who specializes in regional hydrogeology and the 2013 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer, one of the most prestigious career awards in this field
  • Petra Döll, professor of hydrology from the University of Frankfurt who is an international expert in modeling of surface water and groundwater
  • Karen Villholth, an internationally recognized expert in groundwater management in developing countries. She introduced the first course on “Integrated Water Resources Management” at the Technical University of Denmark and is the principal researcher at the Groundwater Management at the International Water Management Institute’s South African office
  • Ken Belitz, chief of the National Water Quality Assessment Groundwater Studies Program within USGS – the largest and most expansive database on groundwater quality in the United States
  • Guillaume Gruere, senior policy analyst on agriculture and water at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development whose work focuses on managing water scarcity, water quality, and water-related disasters in 34 countries including Australia, Israel and Norway

The conference will run from June 28-30 at the Hyatt Regency at the San Francisco Airport in Burlingame, and is organized by the Water Education Foundation and the UC Davis Robert M. Hagan Endowed Chair. Seating is limited; register today!

Check out the draft agenda and register securely online here.

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