Oct. 11, 2016; National Academy of Sciences Building, Washington DC


National Academy of Sciences Building, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW, 20418 © Original image by Elvert Barnes

The Symposium, organized by the Earth Resources Engineering Section of the US National Academy of Engineering, is part of a continuing effort to draw national attention to the economic and environmental issues¹ of groundwater depletion, and the urgent need for research and development in this rapidly developing field. The 2016 Symposium will emphasize quantitative methods to deal with groundwater depletion.

The short term challenges are to develop methodologies for the measurement of groundwater depletion and, having assessed the situation, develop the scientific and engineering tools to manage it. There is urgency to move this effort forward since it is clear that climate change will have a significant impact on groundwater resources.

The symposium will address these issues employing two panels of experts, each consisting of four individuals. Each expert will give a brief overview followed by a general discussion involving audience participation.

Registration is now closed. Please contact Yannis Yortsos at
<yortsos@usc.edu> for further information.

Organizing Committee

R. Lyndon Arscott (Past Chair)
Charles Fairhurst
George F. Pinder (Vice Chair)
Yannis Yortsos (Chair)

Local Contact

George Pinder

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