Ground Water Canada

Emerging ground water issues focus of NGWA symposium

August 11, 2017  By Ground Water Canada

Arlington, VA – “Groundwater Solutions: Innovating to Address Emerging Issues for Groundwater Resources,” a two-day National Ground Water Association symposium attended by more than 150 participants, concluded with a panel and group brainstorming session.

Moderated by John Wilson, PhD, the panel featured prominent remediation authorities Tyler Gass, PG, PHg, Denis LeBlanc, and Joseph Quinnan, PE, PG, the NGWA said in a news release. The symposium opened August 8 with Maureen Sullivan of the U.S. Department of Defense presenting her keynote address, “Adapting to Changing Environments: Water as a Mission-Critical Resource.”

Charles Newell, PhD, PE, and Wilson, moderated that day’s first session, which centered on contaminated large plumes, while Hunter Anderson, PhD, and Erika Houtz, PhD, led the day’s second session on emerging contaminants.


James E. Woolford, PhD, director of the Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Land and Emergency Management, delivered Wednesday’s keynote address, which focused on remediation programs for Superfund sites that protect ground water through the balance of regulation, science, and technology.

Day 2 of the event also included sessions on conceptual site models moderated by Chris Evans, protecting the water supply moderated by Patricia Reyes and John Horst, PE, and combined remedies, moderated by James Cummings.

The symposium was sponsored in part by Arcadis, a global design and consultancy for natural and built assets, and Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation, a publication of NGWA.

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