Global Strategies to Improve Water Availability: Groundwater Artificial Recharge and Protection
02/18/2010 - Past Webcast
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Drought and over use of water in many parts of the world have created critical groundwater shortages. Unreliable water sources increase costs and affect the ability of utilities, governments, agriculture, industries, and people to thrive. This webcast provides an overview of effective strategies for protection of groundwater, reuse of reclaimed water, and artificial replenishment/recharge of groundwater supplies.
- Integrating water reuse, reclaimed water and aquifer recharge programs into an effective cost saving groundwater protection strategy
- Case histories of effective groundwater protection programs
- Enhancing water quality, availability and reliability through artificial groundwater recharge
- Global artificial aquifer recharge programs
- Learn key elements of an effective groundwater protection program
- Learn primary schemes for groundwater artificial recharge projects
- Explore successful artificial recharge projects
- Receive an overview of an effective state run groundwater protection program
Moderator: Dr. Jim LaMoreaux, President, PE LaMoreaux & Associates, Inc.
Jim is Chairman of PE LaMoreaux & Associates, Inc. (PELA) an international consulting firm providing services in hydrogeology, geology, environmental sciences and engineering. Jim serves as Editor in Chief of the international journals Environmental Earth Sciences and Carbonates & Evaporites published by Springer Science & Business Media of Heidelberg Germany. He served as Editor of the AWEA Newsletter as well as Editor of the newsletters for the American Institute of Hydrogeologists and the Environmental Institute for Waste Management Studies.
Dr. LaMoreaux serves on the Executive Committee of the International Association of Hydrogeologists US National Committee. He formerly served on the Board of Directors of the American Ground Water Trust. He is the author and/or editor of numerous technical publications including the following books: Environmental Hydrogeology; Legislative History of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act; and Survival and Sustainability-Environmental Concerns in the 21st Century. He received his MS and PhD degrees from Syracuse University in 1970 and 1976 respectively.
Michele Robertson, R.G., Groundwater Section Manager, Arizona Dept. Environ. Quality
The Groundwater Section she manages is tasked with issuing Aquifer Protection Permits and Reclaimed Water Permits. Michele was instrumental in the development and adoption of Arizona’s current regulations for groundwater protection and reuse of reclaimed water. Arizona’s regulatory system facilitates recharge and reuse of high quality reclaimed water while protecting and conserving valuable groundwater resources. Michele holds a bachelor’s degree in Geology and is a Registered Geologist in the State of Arizona.
Dr. Bashir Memon, Executive Vice President, PE LaMoreaux & Associates, Inc.
Dr. Memon has been with PELA for 28 years serving in various capacities including Senior Hydrogeologist on projects involving artificial recharge and protection of groundwater resources for future use. Dr. Memon's responsibilities include hydrogeologic investigations and interpretation as applied to water resources evaluations; determinations of aquifer characteristics, aquifer analyses and management; and assessment of ground-water quality and potential impacts. In addition, he works with the design and construction of water wells; artificial recharge and dewatering; general hydrogeologic studies; remedial investigation and feasibility studies for hazardous waste disposal sites; hydrogeological study of deep injection well sites; assessment of sanitary landfills; and preparation of technical reports.
Dr. Memon has written numerous techncial publications and is co-author of the book Environmental Hydrogeology. He serves on the editorial board for the international journal Environmental Earth Sciences. He received his B.S. and M.S. in 1964 and 1965 respectively from the University of Sind and his Ph.D. in 1975 from the University of London.
Dr. Heinz Hoetzl, Professor of Hydrogeology, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Dr. Hoetzl has taught for more than 30 years on all subjects of this field of science at the University of Karlsruhe . His current research within multilateral research groups in the Middle East is focused on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) of arid and semiarid areas with its water scarcity problems. He has worked in the past mainly on karst and fissured aquifers, on tracer hydrology as well as on groundwater protection and remediation. His scholarly work includes contribution to over 480 publications, including the most recent book on “The Water of Jordan”.
Hoetzl served as an expert for different governments and worked on committees of national and international Scientific Associations. From 1993-2005 he was president of IAH Karst Commission. He earned his Ph.D. at Karl-Franzens University of Graz, Austria and received the IAH President’s Award 1997 as well as the German Order of Merit 2008.
Water Environment Federation Groundwater Committee