MODFLOW and More 2008: Ground Water and Public Policy


    Organizing Committee:

      Eileen Poeter, IGWMC, Colorado School of Mines
      Mary Hill, U.S. Geological Survey
      Chunmiao Zheng, University of Alabama

    Technical Advisory Committee:

      Eileen Poeter, IGWMC, Colorado School of Mines
      Mary Hill, U.S. Geological Survey
      Chunmiao Zheng, University of Alabama
      David Ahlfeld, University of Massachusetts
      William Woessner, University of Montana
      Charlie Andrews, S.S. Papadopolus & Associates
      David Benson, Colorado School of Mines
      Noel Merrick, University of Technology, Sydney Australia
      Theo Olsthoorn, Amsterdam Water Supply, and Delft University, Netherlands
      Hans Christian, Refsgaard, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, GEUS
      Randall T. Hanson, US Geological Survey
      Hendrick Haitejema, University of Indiana
      Paul M Barlow, US Geological Survey
      Al Valocchi, Univ. of Chicago Urbana-Champaign
      Henning Prommer, CSRIO, Australia
      Wenpeng Li, CIGEM, China
      Tom Nicholson, US NRC

    Luncheon Speakers:

      Jim Shuttleworth (SAHRA, University of Arizona)
      Observing, Understanding, and Managing Multi-Faceted Socio-Economic Change in the Southwest USA Desert

      Erik Webb (Senator Domenici's Office)
      Hydrological Modeling to Support Community Decisions

      Duane Miller (Toxic Tort Attorney, Miller,Axline & Sawyer Law Firm, Sacramento CA)
      Emerging Issues Regarding What is New, and What Chemicals will Present New Legal Challenges

    Topics include:

    • New techniques and ideas for linking MODFLOW with other models to solve complex problems
    • Code testing/performance and case studies
    • Modeling of interactions between groundwater and climate changes
    • Constraining ground-water models using hydrogeology
    • Interpreting geology using groundwater modeling
    • Advances and applications of database management and graphical information systems (GIS)
    • New analytic approaches and applications
    • Decision making, policy development, and model application
    • Latest developments and future directions in ground-water modeling:
    • Uncertainty reduction and quantification
    • Model calibration, sensitivity analysis and parameter estimation
    • Public policy and modeling of ground-water systems
    • Typical problems encountered in modeling and their solutions
    • Ground-water management and remediation design optimization