The Freshwater Society and the University of Minnesota’s Water Resources Center are sponsoring a series of workshops on the sustainability of ground water. The first workshop, held Nov. 11, drew about 70 water scientists and water managers.
- Bruce Wilson, a University of Minnesota professor in the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering. He gave an overview of the hydrological cycle and a summary of water use, by category, in Minnesota.To view a PDF of his presentation, click here .
- Ray Wuolo, a Barr Engineering hydrogeologist who recently helped the Metro Council develop a computer model predicting ground water and surface water responses to population increases and water use predictions extending to 2050. To view a PDF of his presentation, click here.
- Howard Reeves, United States Geological Survey hydrogeologist from Lansing, Mich. , who was part of a technical committee that advised a Water Resources Advisory Council that inventoried ground water in Michigan and set up a web-based “Water Withdrawal Assessment Tool” aimed at estimating the impact of new high-capacity wells on nearby streams and fish populations. To view a PDF of his presentation, click here.
- Kenneth Bradbury, a research hydrologist with the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey who served on a technical advisory committee appointed to help evaluate a 2003 Wisconsin law strengthening the state’s authority to regulate high-capacity wells. To view a PDF of his presentation, click here.
- Virginia McGuire, United States Geological Survey hydrologist from Nebraska who has led a study of water levels in the High Plains Aquifer that stretches across eight states, from Texas to South Dakota. To view a PDF of her presentation, click here.