This spring, the National Ground Water Association’s 2007 Ground Water Summit will spotlight the latest issues and developments in ground water science, technology and policy in Albuquerque, N.M. Held April 29-May 3, the Ground Water Summit will include a range of sessions, short courses and lectures, as well as a field trip. Highlights:
  • Keynote Speaker Dr. John Wilson, professor of hydrology at New Mexico Tech, on “Ground Water Science in an Interdisciplinary World.”
  • Featured speaker Dr. Deborah Bass, deputy project scientist with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, on the “Phoenix Mars Scout Mission and the Search for Extant Water Ice.”
  • The Darcy Forum, a panel discussion of the theme, “Surface Water/Ground Water Action: Science and Policy.”
  • Birdsall-Dreiss Lecturer Dr. Bridgit Scanlon on “Impacts of Changing Land Use on Subsurface Water Resources.”
  • Darcy Lecturer Dr. James Butler on “What the Heck is a Phreatophyte? A Field Investigation of Ecohydrologic Processes in Stream-Aquifer Systems.”
  • The Field Trip: Hydrogeology and Water Resources of the Middle Rio Grande Basin, during which state and local agencies will present important aspects of recent studies regarding the Basin.
To access the full conference program, including information on the short courses, visit the “Events & Education” section on