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T1 top The Future of Hydrogeology
GSA Hydrogeology Division; International Association of Hydrogeologists U.S. National Committee; National Ground Water Association
Clifford I. Voss, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Va.
Visions of future science and practice in hydrogeology and related geosciences will be highlighted. Speakers include but are not limited to authors in upcoming issue of Hydrogeology Journal on "The Future of Hydrogeology." ORAL
Hydrogeology
T2 top Upcoming Revolutions in Observing Systems: Implications for Hydrogeology
GSA Hydrogeology Division
John L. Wilson, New Mexico institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, N.Mex.; Richard P. Hooper, Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc., Washington, D.C.
Proposed environmental observing systems provide opportunities for hydrogeology to test concepts and to refine understanding of fundamental hydrologic processes. Papers are solicited that explore how such systems aid in model testing and conceptual development. ORAL
Hydrogeology; Geochemistry, Aqueous; Environmental Geoscience
T3 top History of Hydrogeology in the United States: Celebrating the Contributions of O.E. Meinzer, Stan Lohman, and John Ferris
GSA Hydrogeology Division; International Association of Hydrogeologists U.S. National Committee
John Ezra Moore, Denver, Colo.; Philip LaMoreaux, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
The session will describe the historical basis for the development of hydrogeology (1885-1985) in the United States. ORAL
Hydrogeology; History of Geology; Geoscience Education
T4 top Over 40 Years of Influence in Environmental Hydrogeology: In Honor of Dick Parizek
GSA Hydrogeology Division
Ward E. Sanford, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Va.; E. Scott Bair, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
After 40 years of research and advising 100 graduate students in environmental hydrogeology, Dick Parizek is being honored for his contributions to water-resource exploration, wastewater treatment, mining hydrology, karst hydrology, and nuclear waste disposal. ORAL
Hydrogeology; Environmental Geoscience; Engineering Geology
T5 top Groundwater Depletion and Overexploitation in the Denver Basin Bedrock Aquifers
GSA Hydrogeology Division; International Association of Hydrogeologists U.S. National Committee; GSA Geology and Public Policy Committee
Peter Barkmann, Colorado Geological Survey, Denver, Colo.; John Ezra Moore, Denver, Colo.
Southeast Denver relies on bedrock aquifers to supply water for new housing developments. The developers told home buyers that the aquifers would supply water for 100 years. It now appears that in many areas the supply will be depleted in less than 10 years. ORAL
Hydrogeology; Engineering Geology; Geoscience Information/Communication
T6 top Hydrologic Impacts of Urbanization and Suburbanization on Water Resources
GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Engineering Geology Division
Anne E. Carey, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; W. Berry Lyons, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; John E. McCray, University of Texas, Austin, Texas; John M. Sharp, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
By 2005, approximately 65% of Earth's population will inhabit urban areas and cause drastic effects on hydrologic systems. This session details the consequences of urbanization on water supply, water quality, ecosystem health, and land-use planning. ORAL
Hydrogeology; Environmental Geoscience; Engineering Geology
T7 top The Occurrence, Storage, and Flow of Groundwater in Mountainous Terrain
GSA Hydrogeology Division; U.S. Geological Survey
Andrew H. Manning, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, Colo.; Jonathan Saul Caine, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, Colo.
Because mountain hydrologic studies have traditionally focused on surface water, little is known about groundwater in mountainous terrain. This session focuses on new and integrated approaches to understanding the physical controls on these complex systems. ORAL
Hydrogeology; Environmental Geoscience; Geochemistry, Aqueous
T8 top Mountain Watershed Pollutant Transport and Water Quality Issues, Including Groundwater Surface-Water Interplay in Pollutant Transfer
GSA Hydrogeology Division
Geoffrey D. Thyne, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colo.; John E. McCray, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
This session invites topics in all aspects of mountain watershed pollutant transport and water-quality issues including groundwater surface-water interplay in pollutant transfer, impact mechanisms in environmentally sensitive watersheds, and innovative solutions to related environmental problems. ORAL
Hydrogeology
T9 top Sustainable Management of Water Resources
International Association of Hydrogeologists/U.S. National Chapter (IAH/USNC); GSA Geology and Public Policy Committee
Bridget R. Scanlon, University of Texas, Austin, Texas; Marios Sophocleous, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kans.
This session will focus on research related to management of water resources in a sustainable manner to meet human and ecosystem needs taking into account potential impacts of climate change, land use change, and projected population and water consumption increases on water resources. ORAL and POSTER
Hydrogeology; Environmental Geoscience
T10 top Comprehensive Monitoring Approaches at Regional and Statewide Levels-Advantages and Limitations
GSA Hydrogeology Division; Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers, a Division of the National Ground Water Association
David R. Wunsch, New Hampshire Geol Survey, Concord, N.H.; Charles J. Taylor, U.S. Geological Survey, Louisville, KY
Regional and statewide groundwater monitoring is challenging because of the magnitude of scale, heterogeneity, and other hydrogeologic unknowns. We welcome contributions that describe advantages and limitations of monitoring schemes, technologies, and interagency collaboration. ORAL
Hydrogeology; Geoscience Information/Communication
T11 top Hydraulic and Geochemical Behavior of Man-Made Aquifers
GSA Hydrogeology Division
Joseph J. Donovan, West Virginia University, Morgtantown, W.Va.; Mary Stoertz, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Anthropogenic aquifers formed by mining, waste disposal, and geotechnical projects create environmental impacts that may persist for years. This session will present investigations of their hydraulic and geochemical behavior, including remediation and/or beneficial use aspects. ORAL
Hydrogeology; Geochemistry, Aqueous
T12 top Fluid Flow and Solute Transport in Fractured Rocks
GSA Hydrogeology Division
Paul A. Hsieh, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, Calif.
Advances in quantitative analysis of field investigations in fractured rocks over a broad range of length scales, from contaminant sites to regional systems. ORAL
Hydrogeology
T13 top Modeling Flow and Transport in Chemically and Physically Heterogeneous Media
GSA Hydrogeology Division
Zhenxue Dai, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio; Robert W. Ritzi, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
Advances in characterizing and modeling groundwater flow and chemical transport will be shared by researchers and practitioners toward better describing and understanding transport processes in heterogeneous flow systems. ORAL and POSTER
Hydrogeology
T14 top Applications of Geophysics to Groundwater Resource Management
GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Hydrogeology Division
Dennis L. Harry, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.; David W. Hyndman, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.
This session showcases integrated geophysical and geological studies as applied to groundwater issues. It will include case studies of successful field programs and reports on new data acquisition and analysis techniques. ORAL
Hydrogeology; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology; Environmental Geoscience
T15 top How Effectively Are We Using Advanced Groundwater Modeling Tools in Practice?
GSA Hydrogeology Division
David L. Rudolph, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario; Rene Therrien, Université Laval, Quebec City, Quebec
This session addresses current pitfalls, misuses, and limitations of fluid flow and solute transport models for groundwater investigations. Improving advanced model applications and assessing the value of input data are also examined. ORAL
Hydrogeology
T16 top Linking Groundwater Models and Watershed Models
GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Engineering Geology Division
Tom Winter, U.S. Geological Survey, Lakewood, Colo.
This session is intended to present the latest developments in integrating surface water into groundwater models and groundwater into watershed models, and to perhaps lay the foundations for new directions in these efforts. ORAL
Hydrogeology; Environmental Geoscience
T17 top Aquitard Studies: Understanding Geologic Constraints on Flow and Transport in Groundwater Flow Systems
GSA Hydrogeology Division
Kenneth R. Bradbury, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Madison, Wis.; Beth Parker, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario; David Hart, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Madison, Wis.; Timothy T. Eaton, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Madison, Wis.
This session focuses on recent advances in the hydrogeology of both near-surface and deeply-buried aquitards, including physical characterization, contaminant transport, geochemistry, monitoring, and modeling. ORAL
Hydrogeology; Environmental Geoscience
T18 top Characterization, Attenuation, and Remediation of Contaminants in Runoff
GSA Hydrogeology Division
Thomas Boving, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I.; William Blanford, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.
This session encourages papers on novel approaches regarding the survey, characterization, attenuation, and remediation of organic and inorganic contaminants in runoff from urban, industrial, and agricultural land, including the deposition of airborne soot. ORAL
Hydrogeology; Geochemistry, Aqueous; Environmental Geoscience
T19 top Innovative Tracer Applications in Hydrogeology: New Techniques, Design and Interpretation Methods, and Case Studies
GSA Hydrogeology Division; International Association of Hydrogeologists-International Commission on Tracers
Craig E. Divine, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colo.; Jeffrey McDonnell, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Ore.
The use of tracers in hydrogeology has significantly increased in recent years. This session is open to papers that describe new techniques, methods for tracer test design and interpretation, and case studies in any hydrogeological application. ORAL
Hydrogeology; Geochemistry, Other

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