UA SBRP has Strong Presence at 2009 National Ground Water Summit

April 19, 2009

The 2009 Ground Water Summit and 2009 Ground Water Protection Council Spring Meeting took place April 19-23, in Tucson, Arizona.  The meeting brought together a mix of regulators, natural resource managers, practitioners, and academia to address the critical role of groundwater in the context of climate change and provide participants insight into the anticipated challenges and opportunities ahead.

UA SBRP investigator Dr. Mark Brusseau, along with his post-doc, Kenneth C. Carroll, former student Justin C. Marble, Bill DiGuiseppi, AECOM Environment (consultant firm) and Dr. Fred Tillman, University of Virginia, moderated a session at the 2009 Ground Water Summit entitled:  “Contamination In Arid and Semiarid Environments: Impact on Water Resource Sustainability”.

In addition, UA SBRP supported personnel, and current and former students presented the following posters:

Experimental Investigation of Long-Term Removal of Trichloroethene from Various Porous Media
Ann E. Russo, University of Arizona; Matt Narter, University of Arizona; Mark L. Brusseau, University of Arizona

Assessing the Potential for Monitored Natural Attenuation at the Park-Euclid WQARF Site Using Compound Specific Isotope Analysis
Justin L. Berkompas, University of Arizona; James Field, University of Arizona; Concepción Carreón Diazconti, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California; Mark L. Brusseau, University of Arizona

Towards an Informed Mexican and Mexican-American Citizenry: Bridging the Gap to Increase Human Capacity and Information Dissemination
Monica D. Ramirez, MPA, University of Arizona; Denise Moreno Ramirez, University of Arizona

Nitrate Attenuation Characterization Methods for Ground Water Remediation in Monument Valley, Arizona
Kenneth C. Carroll, University of Arizona; Fiona Jordan, Golder Associates Inc.; Edward P. Glenn, University of Arizona; W. Jody Waugh, S.M. Stoller Corp.; Mark L. Brusseau, University of Arizona

Time-Continuous ANALYSIS of Mass Flux Reduction as a Function of Source ZONE Mass Removal at Two Field Sites
Erica L. DiFilippo, University of Arizona; Mark L. Brusseau, University of Arizona

By having a strong presence at the 2009 Ground Water Summit, UA SBRP research was highlighted and brought to the attention of ground water professionals from across the country. This information dissemination activity fostered cross discipline dialogue and increased participant awareness of UA SBRP contaminant hydrogeology research and research translation.