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2018 AWRA Summer Conference in Fort Worth, Texas

2018 AWRA Summer Conference in Fort Worth, Texas

Event Date 
Monday, July 9, 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, July 11, 2018 (All day)

From 9 to 11 July 2018, the AWRA (American Water Resources Association) will organise its 2018 summer conference at the Wortington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. The overall theme is 'The Science, Management and Governance of Transboundary Groundwater' and IGRAC Director Neno Kukuric is a committee member for this conference.

Call for abstracts

The Conference Planning Committee is seeking abstracts on any and all topics dealing with, or related to, The Science, Management and Governance of Transboundary Groundwater.  The term 'transboundary' is not limited to 'transnational', but refers to situations when groundwater crosses or underlies two or more political jurisdictions, international or not, so that it must be managed as a transboundary resource.  Abstracts for both oral and poster presentations are sought and no papers are not required – just the abstract, which can be submitted here: https://awrasummerconference.secure-platform.com/a/. The submittal deadline is February the 28th, 2018.

Topics

  • Transboundary Groundwater Science
    • Aquifer identification and delineation
    • Citizen science
    • Climate change
    • Collaborative modeling
    • Hydrogeology
    • Modeling approaches
    • Surface water - groundwater Interactions
    • Resource Sustainability
    • Nonrenewable groundwater resources
    • Geothermal systems
    • Understanding changes in groundwater quality
    • Economics of transboundary groundwater systems
    • Uncertainty and variability
    • Miscellaneous scientific issues
  • Transboundary Groundwater Management
    • Case studies and lessons learned
    • Dispute resolution and management
    • Ecosystem sustenance
    • Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)
    • Managing transboundary groundwater systems
    • Managing for groundwater quality
    • Managed aquifer recharge
    • Monitoring and evaluation of agreements and groundwater 
    • Co-managing transboundary surface and groundwater sheds - boundary and other issues
    • Approaches to education and training
    • Managing risk and liability
    • Defining sustainability for transboundary aquifers
    • Toolkits to aid management
    • Legacy issues
  • Transboundary Groundwater Governance
    • Governance frameworks 
    • Jurisdictional issues
    • Gender considerations
    • Legal instruments
    • Indigenous peoples and regions
    • Financing governance systems
    • Social, political, ethical, and cultural aspects
    • Outreach and engagement across political boundaries