Groundwater: Cities, Suburbs, and Growth Areas — Remedying the Past/Managing for the Future
Los Angeles • August 8-9, 2011
Conference overview: Greater metropolitan areas throughout the world struggle with a myriad of issues to supply their populations with potable drinking water supplies, as well as manage circumstances and situations that affect public health, safety, and the integrity of aging infrastructure.
- How do cities and the surrounding areas maintain or expand water supplies?
- How do they address public sanitation and damaged infrastructure?
- How do they manage storm water, if at all?
- How is groundwater protection and recharge being addressed in their planning efforts?
- What is the state of groundwater in urban and surrounding areas in terms of groundwater supply and sustainability, and what actions are being taken to ensure integrity of the resource?
- What are the stresses on groundwater in suburban growth areas where new homes rely predominantly on private wells?
- How does construction dewatering, quarrying, and other geotechnical activities interact and affect groundwater in urban and suburban areas?
- City and municipal planning discipline professionals
- City, county, and local administrators, including mayors
- Power generators and water utilities
- Stormwater and wastewater professionals
- Policymakers (at all levels of government)
- Consulting and engineering firms
- Chambers of commerce/industry
- Bankers (and USDA banking arm)
- Transportation professionals.