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Inminente: Managed Aquifer Recharge in the Urban Environment Symposium. May 22-23, 2013. Burlingame, California.

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Managed Aquifer Recharge in the Urban Environment:
Technical and Policy Challenges

May 22-23, 2013 • Burlingame, CA
Crowne Plaza San Francisco International Airport Hotel
Deadline for Hotel Reservations at GRA Rate is April 30, 2013

Call for Poster Abstracts – Due April 15, 2013

Groundwater Resources Association
Re-inventing the Nation's Urban Water Infrastructure &
Association of California Water Agencies

Present the 1st Symposium in the Series on Groundwater Management

Berkeley Water Center
International Association of Hydrogeologists
Water in the West at Stanford

Co-Sponsor: AMEC

Lunch Sponsor: Todd Engineers

1.3 CEUs Available

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Symposium Focus
Please join us for a 1.5-day technical and policy symposium focusing on managed aquifer recharge in the urban environment. The Symposium will be co-presented by ReNUWIt (Re-inventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure), an interdisciplinary, multi-institution, National Science Foundation engineering research center with the goal to change, update and improve the ways in which urban water is managed ( Symposium collaborators include Stanford’s Water in the West program ( and the Berkeley Water Center ( Symposium will emphasize the growing range of approaches to the capture and recharge of urban stormwater, recharge of aquifers with reclaimed water, reduction of the footprint and energy needs for recharge, and water quality issues associated with managed aquifer recharge. Additionally, the Symposium will examine technical and policy challenges related to current and planned small- and large-scale projects, as well as strategies for increasing managed aquifer recharge to help address goals for conjunctive use and groundwater banking.

Session Topics

DAY 1 – Wednesday May 22, 2013

1. Managed Aquifer Recharge: Technical, Policy and Regulatory Challenges
2. Design, Optimization, Instrumentation and Monitoring of Managed Aquifer Recharge Systems

DAY 2 – Thursday May 23, 2013
3. Where Does the Water Go or Does it Matter Anyway?
4. Stormwater Capture and Managed Aquifer Recharge
5. Understanding Local Conditions and the Relationship to Managed Aquifer Recharge

Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote - Day 1

Enhancing Stormwater Capture Opportunities in Southern California
Richard Atwater, Executive Director, Southern California Water Committee

Luncheon Keynote - Day 2

Regulating Recharge: A State Perspective
Fran Spivy-Weber, Vice-Chair, State Water Resources Control Board

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Student Participation
Students are encouraged to attend the Symposium and to present their research results. All students will be entered in a “Student Presentation Competition” with free registration prizes for up to five winners and cash prizes for up to three winners. In addition, GRA will recognize student winners by presenting a summary of their presentation in a future issue of HydroVisions.

Call for Poster Abstracts – Due April 15, 2013
Posters are being solicited for the Symposium in areas related to the above-listed topics. Guidelines for submitting an abstract for a poster presentation are as follows:

• Word 9.0 documents are preferred.
• Indicate the topic of the abstract.
• Abstracts and bios must be one page in length or less, and should be titled and include all contributing authors' names and affiliations. Please identify the name of the person who will be presenting the poster. Bios should be 50 words or less in paragraph form, and full mailing and e-mail addresses and phone and fax numbers must be included.
• Margins should be 1-inch top, bottom, and 1¼-inch right and left margins. The text should be single-spaced, 12-point size, Arial font, with no pagination, footers and headers. Paragraphs should be justified.
• Major headings should be 16-point bold; minor headings should be 12-point italicized not bolded. There should be one blank line above and below all headings, except above major headings, which should have two blank lines.
• Graphics should not be used in abstracts.

By virtue of submitting an abstract, the submitter(s) grants GRA the right to publish any accepted abstract or the right to decline any abstract. The Symposium Committee will review abstracts and make final selections. If your abstract is accepted for poster presentation and you agree to present, you will be expected to register and pay for the event using GRA's online registration.

Please submit your abstract by email to: Mary Megarry, Groundwater Resources Association of California, no later than April 15, 2013.

Hotel Information
Crowne Plaza San Francisco lnt'l Airport
1177 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010
Toll-Free: 1 (800) 411-7275

The Crowne Plaza San Francisco lnt'l Airport has set aside a block of sleeping rooms for GRA that is available on a first come, first serve basis at the GRA rate of $129 plus tax per night for single or double occupancy. The deadline for making hotel reservations at the GRA rate is April 30, 2013. Reservations made after April 30, 2013, will only be accepted at the prevailing hotel rate, on a space available basis. Please make your reservation by calling 1-800-411-7275 and identifying yourself as an attendee of the Groundwater Resources Association Symposium.

Continuing Education Units
GRA will award 1.3 CEUs for attendance.GRA is an official provider of CEUs for the California Operator Certification Program (OpCert), California Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS) and California Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE).

Additional Information
For questions, please feel free to contact the Symposium co-chairs Professor Dick Luthy (, Dr. Rula Deeb (; 510-596-9596) and Mr. Tim Parker (; 916-596-9163).

Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities
If you are interested in exhibiting your organization's services or products, or being an event sponsor, please contact Mary Megarry at or 916-446-3626.

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