2014 Annual Forum

Annual Forum
October 5-8, 2014
Seattle, WA

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Professional Development Training Communicating Relative Environmental Risk

PDF icon Bill Rish
Assessing and Communicating Relative Risk of Hydraulic Fracturing by Oil and Natural Gas Development – Bill Rish, Hull Risk Analysis Center
PDF icon Jennifer R. Bauer
NETL's Variable Grid Method Tool for Simultaneous Visualization and Assessment of Spatial Trends and Uncertainty - Jennifer R. Bauer and Kelly Rose, National Energy Technology Laboratory

Nutrients in Groundwater

PDF icon Barbara M. Carey
Nitrogen Dynamics at a Manured Grass Field Overlying the Sumas-Blaine Aquifer in Northwest Washington - Barbara M. Carey, Washington State Department of Ecology.
PDF icon Ryan Chapman
Nitrates in Nebraska groundwater and a small town’s plight to avoid treatment - Ryan Chapman, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
PDF icon Laurie Morgan
The Washington Nitrate Prioritization Project - Laurie Morgan, Washington State Dept. of Ecology

Oil Gas Produced Water Management & Reuse

PDF icon John Veil
Observations and Thoughts on Produced Water Management - John Veil – Veil Environmental, LLC

Induced Seismicity Technical Session

PDF icon Bill Rish
Assessing and Communicating Relative Risk of Induced Seismicity by Oil and Natural Gas Development – Bill Rish, Hull Risk Analysis Center
PDF icon Dr. Todd Shipman,
Seismic Studies Program at the Alberta Geological Survey - Dr. Todd Shipman, Alberta Geological Survey, Alberta Energy Regulator
PDF icon Chris Eisinger
Seismicity and the SWD-C4A Well: An ongoing UIC Case Study in the Denver Basin, Colorado Chris Eisinger, Stuart Ellsworth, and Bob Koehler, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

Groundwater Sustainability… a critical component of the ecosystem

Groundwater Management and Sustainability

PDF icon John Jansen,
Keeping the Pump Primed: Aquifer Sustainability - John Jansen, Cardno Entrix
PDF icon Chris Carlson
The Forest Service Proposed Groundwater Directive:Status, Intent, and Path Forward - Chris Carlson, USDA Forest Service
PDF icon Marlon R. Cook
Alabama Groundwater Sustainability: A Strong Scientific Foundation for Water Resource Management and Policy to Secure Alabama’s Water Future - Marlon R. Cook, Geological Survey of Alabama
PDF icon William Alley
NGWA Informational Resources: Defining Managed Aquifer Recharge and Best Suggested Practices for Aquifer Storage and Recovery - William Alley, Ph.D., National Ground Water Association and Steven P. Musick, P.G., Ground Water Protection Council
PDF icon Tuck Russell
ASR & Agriculture: How Washington Farmers are Moving to Smarter Water Solutions – Tuck Russell, Winery Owner
PDF icon Jay Lazarus
Can the Ogallala Aquifer Sustain Long Term Ground Water Production? Jay Lazarus, PhD, Glorieta Geoscience, Inc.
PDF icon Patricia Billingsley
Using Oil and Gas Data to Find Groundwater Supplies Patricia Billingsley and Madeline Dillner, Oklahoma Corporation Commission
PDF icon William M. Alley
Characterization of Deep Groundwater, William M. Alley, NGWA
PDF icon David Holt
Permian Basin Water Reuse and Surface Water Supplies - David Holt, Permian Basin Petroleum Association

Oil and Gas Environmental Workshop

PDF icon Bob Puls
State Baseline Water Quality Programs for Oil & Gas Operations- Bob Puls, Oklahoma Water Survey
PDF icon Liz Chapman
The Use of Strontium Isotope and Element Geochemistry to Characterize Water from Fossil Fuel Sources - Liz Chapman, PhD., ECHELON Applied Geosciences
PDF icon Charles Neslund
A Review and Comparison of the Methods and Variables within the Methods Used for the Investigation of Dissolved Gas Concentrations - Charles J. Neslund, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental, LLC.

Groundwater Availability, Sustainability, & Water Planning

PDF icon Paul Fleming
Overview of National Climate Assessment Development Advisory Committee - Paul Fleming, Seattle Public Utilities’ Climate Resiliency Program
PDF icon Duane LeVangie
Sustainable Water Management in Massachusetts – Duane LeVangie, Water Management Program Chief, MA DEP
PDF icon Thom Kerr
Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Tracking – Thom Kerr

Water Quality and Quantity Private Water Well

PDF icon Kevin B. McCray
Communicating Water Well Stewardship to Elicit Effective Behaviors Kevin B. McCray, National Ground Water Association
PDF icon Steven D. Wilson
An Online Technical Assistance Program for Private Well Owners Steven D. Wilson, Illinois State Water Survey
PDF icon Bob Puls
Private Well Sampling Near Oil and Gas Operations - Bob Puls, Oklahoma Water Survey
PDF icon Drew Gholson
Texas Well Owner Network: Protecting Groundwater Resources and Human Health - Drew Gholson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Groundwater Monitoring

PDF icon Mike Wireman
Development and Implementation of National Ground Water Monitoring Network - Mike Wireman, Sub-Committee on Groundwater, U.S. EPA, retired
PDF icon Gregory K. Boughton
Wyoming Groundwater-Quality Monitoring Network Gregory K. Boughton, Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center of the USGS
PDF icon Jessica Moore
The Kentucky Interagency Groundwater Monitoring Network: Expanded Monitoring Programs Jessica Moore, Kentucky Division of Water
PDF icon Peter Gintautas
Required Baseline and Ongoing Monitoring of Groundwater in CBM Areas of Colorado – Use in Case Studies of Possible Impacts to Groundwater. Peter Gintautas,Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
PDF icon Steven P. Musick
How do States Define “Usable Quality” Groundwater? - Steven P. Musick, Ground Water Protection Council
PDF icon Madeline Dillner
Hunting Big Brine: How the Oklahoma Corporation Commission is using Historical Aerial Photographs to Protect Oklahoma Waters Madeline Dillner, Oklahoma Corporation Commission

Stray Gas Wellbore Intrusion Analysis

PDF icon Peter Gintautas
Huerfano County Colorado Stray Gas Incident Response and Monitoring Peter Gintautas, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

Training Session

EPA Source Water Session

PDF icon Kevin B. McCray
NGWA/ANSI Water Well Construction Standard, Kevin B. McCray, National Ground Water Association
PDF icon Matt Genchur
Collaborative Approaches to Source Water Protection Plan and Stormwater MS4 Implementation - Matt Genchur, Pennsylvania Rural Water Association (PRWA).
PDF icon Jessica Moore
Kentucky’s Source Water Protection Assistance Program Jessica Moore, Kentucky Division of Water
PDF icon Sonja Massey
Trends in Permitting of Class V Wells in Alabama – Sonja Massey, ADEM
PDF icon Maureen Tooke
Sustainability is the Name of the Game – EPA’s Decentralized Wastewater Program Efforts’ Maureen Tooke, Environmental Protection Specialist

Unconventional Oil and Gas Water Management

PDF icon Heather Palmer
Regulatory and Infrastructure Challenges – Heather Palmer, Bracewell & Giuliani.
PDF icon Mike Nickolaus
Water Use by Sector: An Analysis of FracFocus and USGS Water Use Data Mike Nickolaus, GWPC
PDF icon David Yoxtheimer
Shale Energy Produced Fluids Management and UIC Well Disposal Trends David Yoxtheimer, P.G. Associate with Penn State University
PDF icon Daniel Arthur
Disposal Wells and Shale Resource Development: A National Perspective J. Daniel Arthur, ALL Consulting
PDF icon Richard Hammack
An Evaluation of Fracture Growth and Gas/Fluid Migration as Horizontal Marcellus Shale Gas Wells are Hydraulically Fractured in Greene County, Pennsylvania - Richard Hammack, Office of Research and Development, NETL-DOE
PDF icon Matt Samelson
Comparative Databases for Water Quality and Quantity Regulations Pertaining to Oil and Gas Development Matt Samelson, University of Colorado
PDF icon Andra Wilcox
Virtual Hydraulic Fracturing Site Andra Wilcox, HARC