2009 Annual Forum


Water/Energy Sustainability Symposium/2009 GWPC Annual Forum
When: 
September 14-16, 2009
Where: 
Salt Lake City, UT

Final Agenda
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The Water-Energy Relationship: Why it is Important (State, Federal, and Local Views)

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John Baza, Director, Division of Oil, Gas, & Mining, Utah Department of Natural Resources
John Baza, Director, Division of Oil, Gas, & Mining, Utah Department of Natural Resources
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Deanna Archuleta, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, US Department of Interior
Deanna Archuleta, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, US Department of Interior
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Tony Willardson, Western States Water Council, Water and Energy in the West – Now and Later
Tony Willardson, Western States Water Council
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Nancy Johnson, Director Environmental Science and Policy Analysis, Office of Oil and Natural Gas, US Department of Energy
Nancy Johnson, Director Environmental Science and Policy Analysis, Office of Oil and Natural Gas, US Department of Energy

What are the Water-Energy Interrelationships and Who is Impacted

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Water and Energy – Emerging Issues and Challenges
Mike Hightower, Sandia National Laboratories
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The Water energy Interrelationship
Jared Ciferno, NETL's Technology Manager for Existing Plans, Emissions & Capture
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Relationships in the Energy Production Industry
Jan Dell, CH2M Hill
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Electric Power/Water Sustainability
Bob Goldstein, Electric Power Research Institute
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Water-Energy Interrelationships: A Municipal Perspective
Rick Holmes, Southern Nevada Water Authority
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Energy Water Nexus: Water and Wastewater View
Jeff Niermeyer, Salt Lake City Public Utility Department
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WaterFix: Merging Commercial and Humanitarian Solutions for Water in the 21st Century
Don Johnson, Actor

Welcome/Networking Reception

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Manna Energy – "Inspired from Space: Sustainable Global Clean Water Solutions-- the Energy Water Nexus”
Manna Energy
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Wellness through water… empowering people globally
Camille DowBaker, Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology

Water for Energy

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Water Use Efficiency of Energy Production and Power Generation Technologies
Tamim Younos, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
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Simulating the Impacts of Energy Production, Climate Variability, and Climate Change on Water Resources in the Upper Colorado River Basin with the WARMF Model
Daniel Levitt, LANL
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Trends in Thermoelectric Power Water use in the United States
Susan S. Hutson, USGS
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An Analysis of the Effects of Drought Conditions on Electric Power Generation in the Western United States
Leslie Poch, Argonne, National Laboratory
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Optimization of Water Usage in Petroleum Refineries
Ross M. Ostenberg, Petroleum and Petrochemicals Group at Guernsey
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Quantifying Water Needs for Electricity Generation: Additional Sources of Consumption
Katherine Young, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Water Availability & Sustainability

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A Framework for Estimating the Water Needs for Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems on National Forest System Lands
Joseph Gurrieri, USDA Forest Service
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Regional Water Assessment for the Powder River Basin
Bobbie Coughlin, ALL Consulting
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Development of a Statewide Water Level Monitoring Network for New Hampshire
Stephen Roy, NHDES
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Has the Rule of Capture Become an Endangered Species?
Brad L. Cross, LBG-Guyton Associates
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Texas Development of General Permit for Desalination Concentrate and Drinking Water Treatment Residual
Ben Knape, TCEQ
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National Smart Water Grid
Ronald Beaulieu, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories

Water Quality

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How to Meet the 10 mg/l Nitrate MCL in Treated Effluent
Paul Krauth, Utah DWQ
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Assessment of Potential Uranium Emissions from a Uranium Mill on Water, Sediments, and Plants Located near Ute Mountain Ute Reservation, Utah
Ryan Rowland, USGS
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On-Site Systems - a Sustainable Option for Wastewater Treatment
Judith L. Sims, Utah Water Research Lab.
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Natural Gas Development Impacts to Shallow Aquifers – Is there a monitoring silver bullet
Gregory Oberley, USEPA Region 8
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Impact of EDCs on Trout in an Effluent Dominated Stream
Michael Luers, Snyderille Basin Water Reclamation District
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Development of BMPs for Rock Blasting Activities to Protect Water Resources
Brandon Kernen, NHDES

Energy for Water

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Coping With an Increase in Energy Usage at Drinking Water Facilities
Cynthia Lane, American Water Works Association.
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Potential Impacts of Climate Change on California’s Water-Energy Relationship
Shahid Chaudhry, California Energy Commission
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Reducing Electric Power Consumption in Small Water Systems
John Regnier, National Rural Water Association
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Energy Demand and Associated Issues for Wastewater Utilities
Cynthia Finley, National Association of Clean Water Agencies
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Minimizing Energy Cost Impact of Jordanian Water Allocation Policy
Richard Peralta. Utah State University
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Summary Remarks
Michael Webber, University of Texas

Joint Water Availability & Sustainability/Water Quality Session

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Walk Before You Run – Piloting and Partnering Toward a National Groundwater Monitoring Network
Robert Schreiber, CDM
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Source water protection and climate change mitigation: An ecosystem services view
Chi Ho Sham, The Cadmus Group, Inc

National UIC Database

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EPA Co-chair, DMSC DI: Class 5 program experience
Kurt Hildebrandt, EPA Region 7
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Class 2 Program Experience (using RBDMS)
Jim Halvorson, Montana Oil and Gas Commission
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Class 1, 3, 5 Experience
Kevin Frederick, Wyoming DEQ
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Opportunities to build end to end E-capability through sharing tools, data, and experiences
Carl Reeverts, EPA OGWDW
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Functions and projects of the EPA/State UIC Data Management Steering Committee – Opportunities to steer the UIC data base in the future
Kurt Hildebrandt, EPA Region 7

Water Needs for Unconventional Oil & Gas

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Water Needs and Issues for Oil Shale in the Western United States - tion
Glenn Vawter, National Oil Shale Associa
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System Dynamics Model of Water Consumption for Oil Shale Development
Earl D. Mattson, Idaho National Laboratory
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Chemical and Biological Treatment of Produced
Matt Mantell, Chesapeake Energy
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Chemical and biological treatment of produced water for sustainable operation of oil shales and similar operations
Liang Li, University of Utah
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Model Shale Gas Development in the United States: Water Issues
David Alleman, ALL Consulting

Green Building and Green Cities

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Baltimore Charter for Sustainable Water Systems
Jeff Moeller, Water Environment Research Foundation
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Integrated Resource Management: Dockside Green, Victoria
Patrick Lucey, Aqua-tex,
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The Energy Related Promise of Integrated Watershed Management, Green Infrastructure / Low Impact Development (LID) and Sustainable Design Water Resource Designs
Robert Goo, U.S. EPA
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Water Efficiency: How to Make Green Building More Blue
Mary Ann Dickinson, Alliance for Water Efficiency
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The Bottom Line of Blue is Black - A Southeastern Case Study on Making Sustainable Building Pay
Margo Farnsworth, Cumberland River Compact

Water Availability & Sustainability Water Rights, Laws, and Policy:

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Groundwater & Surface Water Conflicts in Colorado – An Alarming Trend
Tom Cech, Central Colorado Water Conservancy District
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Groundwater Investigation of Potential Quarry Dewatering and Depressurization Impacts on Kelleys Island, Erie County, Ohio –
Tom Tomastik, Ohio DNR
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Groundwater Availability: Texas Style
Robert Mace, Texas Water Development Board
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Balancing the Books: Kansas’ Water Past, Present, and Future
David Barfield, Kansas Department of Agriculture, Division of Water Resources.

Water Quality Ground Water Quality and CO2 Geosequestration:

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Carbon Sequestration and Water: A Department of Energy Perspective
Andrea McNemar, DOE Office of Fossil Energy
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Evaluation of Groundwater Quality Changes in Response to CO2 Leakage from Deep Geological Storage
Liange Zheng, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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Possible Impacts of Carbon Sequestration and Storage Enhancement Techniques on Ground Water Resources
D.L. Marrin, Water Sciences & Insights
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Basin-Scale Hydrological Impact of Geologic Carbon Sequestration in the Illinois Basin: A Full-Scale Deployment Scenario
Quanlin Zhou, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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Update on EPA Rulemaking for Geologic Sequestration Wells: EPA Seeks Comments on New Information about Geologic Sequestration CO2
Bruce Kobelski, EPA

Water & Power Generation

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Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Energy-Water Research and Development Program
Jared Ciferno, DOE-NETL
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Produced Water Resources in the Illinois Basin as a Supplemental Source of Water for Coal-Based Power Plants
Seyed A. Dastgheib, University of Illinois
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Water Conservation through Demand Side Management, lessons from the electric utilities
John Morris, Fluid Market Strategies
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Fuel Cells: New Ideas for Carbon Capture and Water Conservation
Wayne A. Surdoval, National Energy Tech. Lab.
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Water Supply & Power Generation in NE New Jersey: Year 2001 Combined Cycle Turbine Power vs. Pumped Water Storage
Paul Schorr, NJ DEP
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Water Requirements for Fossil-Based Electricity Plants with and without Carbon Capture
Erik P. Shuster, DOE NETL

Water Needs for Wind, Hydro, Solar, and Nuclear

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Windpower-Water Equivalency for the Western US Region
G. L. Toole, Los Alamos National Laboratory
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Hydro and Wind Generation - Integration Challenges and Opportunities
Karl Wirkus, Bureau of Reclamation
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Water Use, Electric Power, and Nuclear Energy: A Holistic Approach to Environmental Stewardship
William Skaff, Nuclear Energy Institute
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Concentrating Solar Power Water Needs and the Impacts of Alternative Cooling Methods
Mark Lausten, SENTHCH, Inc
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Opportunities to Reduce Energy Consumption and Save Water in California
Abby Schneider, Association of California Water Agencies

Joint Water Availability & Sustainability/Water Quality Session Supplemental Water Supplies:

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Challenges of Implementing Municipal Reclamation and Recharge Projects in Arizona: Reuse It our Lose It
Floyd L. Marsh, LAN, Inc
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Opportunities & Challenges for Supplementing Water Supplies in California – a Local Approach
Tim Parker, Parker Groundwater
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Dispersal or Reuse
Rodney Ruskin,Geoflow, Inc.
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Non-Traditional Sources of Water for CoalFired Power Plants
David Alleman, ALL Consulting

Hydraulic Fracturing and CO2 Geosequestration Needs Assessment

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Mark Layne Hydraulic Fracturing
Mark Layne Hydraulic Fracturing
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Mark Layne CO2
Mark Layne CO2

Treatment of Energy Water for Reuse

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Viable Treatment Technologies for Promoting Beneficial Use of Produced Water
Pei Xu, Colorado School of Mines
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Beneficial Re-Use of Brackish Water by Desalination with Direct Contact Membrane Distillation Technology
Lucy Mar Camacho, New Mexico State University
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New Ozonation Process for Water Treatment Toward Sustainable Energy Development
Andy Hong, University of Utah
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A Look at Future High Recovery Produced Water Treatment
Ken Klinko, CDM, Inc.
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Low Temperature Desalination: An Option of Sustainability and Energy Savings
Veera Gnaneswar Gude, New Mexico State University
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Advances in Capacitive Deionization Using Reticle Carbon
Carl Nesbitt, University of Nevada, Reno

Water, Energy, and Agriculture

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The Impact of Biofuels on Projected Water Consumption for Energy Production and Other Use
Deborah Elcock, Argonne National Laboratory
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Analysis of Water Consumption in the Major Life Cycle Stages of Bioethanol
May Wu, Argonne, National Laboratory
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Partnerships Between Municipal Water Providers and Agriculture for Alternative Energy
Martha Davis, Inland Empire Utilities Agency
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Challenges and Opportunities in Permitting Hydropower Projects on Existing Irrigation Facilities
Kent Holsinger, Holsinger Law
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Collaborative, Stakeholder-Driven Water, Energy and Food Systems Modeling and Roadmapping
Howard Passell, Sandia National Laboratories
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Sound Use of Water for Biomass Energy Production
Tom O’Connor, National Biodiesel Board

Joint Water Availability & Sustainability/Water Quality Session Water Management Planning Efforts

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Groundwater Management and Aquifer Storage in the Atlantic Coastal Plain States
Cat Shrier, Watercat Consulting LLC and Aquifer Storage Issues LLC
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Enhanced Management for NW Kansas
Wayne Bossert, Northwestern Kansas Groundwater Management District 4
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Planning Combined Municipal Use of Groundwater and Surface Water: Technical and General Results from a Case Study
Robert Gailey, Consulting Hydrogeologist

Applications of Energy Water for Water Supply

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Evaluating the Impact of Subsurface Drip Irrigation with Coalbed Methane Produced Water on Crop Yield, Soil Properties, and Groundwater Quality
Richard Hammack, DOE, National Energy Technology Lab
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Coalbed Methane Produced Water Quality Variations across the Rocky Mountain Region Emphasis on the Potential for Beneficial Use
Katharine Dahm, Colorado School of Mines
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Flue-Gas Water as a Resource for CarbonCapturing Power-Plants
Danylo Oryshchyn, NETL
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Using Produced Water as a New Water Resource
David Stewart, Stewart Environmental Consultants
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Produced Water Treatment Catalog and Decision Tool
David Alleman, ALL Consulting

Water & Energy Underground

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Water Use and Large-Scale Geothermal Energy Production
Corrie Clark, Argonne National Lab
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Reconciling Geothermal Resource Extraction with Western Water Law
Matthew Jensen, Smith Hartvigsen
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Considerations for the Development of Thermal Energy Storage Systems in Abandoned Mine Workings
Fred Michel, Carleton University
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Direct Exchange: What is it? What’s its Relationship to Ground Water? -
John Kelly, Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium
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Ground Source Heat Pump Systems: Assisting Energy Savings While Protecting Groundwater
Kevin McCray, National Ground Water Association

Water Availability & Sustainability Water Resource and Demand Characterization:

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Ground Water Quality Classification Mapping for the Basin-fill Aquifers in Beaver and Cedar Valleys, Southwestern Utah
Janae Wallace, and Mike Lowe, Utah Geological Survey
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On the Front Lines of the Water/Energy Nexus: A Contractor’s Perspective of the Real World of Regulatory Oversight of Geothermal Heat Pump System Installation
John Henrich, Bergerson-Caswell, Inc, & NGWA president
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The Impact of Unsustainable Groundwater
Fred Bloetscher, Florida Atlantic University

Water Quality Ground Water Quality & Stormwater:

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Integrated Stormwater Management in Utah
Candace Cady, UT Department of Environmental Quality
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A Comparison of State Requirements of Stormwater Infiltration BMPs in New England
Ted Lavery, USEPA R1
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Stormwater Updates from EPA’s Underground Injection Control and Source Water Programs
Jeff Jollie, USEPA
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Protecting the Edwards Aquifer through Stormwater Management
Cary Betz, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Moving Forward-Roadmapping Results and Integrated Water-Energy Planning

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Water / Energy Planning and Management Issues – New York City Energy-Water Integrated Planning Pilot Study
Bill Horak, Brookhaven Nat. Lab-
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Meeting the Energy and Water Needs of the Snake/Columbia River Basin in the 21st Century
Gerald Sehlke, Idaho Nat. Lab
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An Evaluation of Water Usage and Related Institutional Influences on Three Electric Generating Capacity Expansion Alternatives for the Western United States
John Veil, Argonne Nat. Lab
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Northwest Colorado Energy Development Water Needs Assessment A
Dan Birch, Colorado River Water Conservation District
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Data and Modeling Conflation Issues in Energy and Water Systems
Robin Newmark, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Moving Forward-Emerging Water National Legislation Interests and Directions

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Josh Johnson, Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Josh Johnson, Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
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Nicole Carter, Natural Resources Policy Analyst, Congressional Research Service, The Library of Congress A
Nicole Carter, Natural Resources Policy Analyst, Congressional Research Service, The Library of Congress A
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US DOE Symposium Wrap-up and Where We Go From Here
Joe Lee