In 1999, the Danish Government initiated the National Groundwater Mapping and Protection Program to achieve a detailed description of Danish aquifers with respect to localization, extension, distribution and interconnection as well as vulnerability against contaminants.
The Program now covers approx. 40 percent of the Danish area designated as particularly valuable water abstraction areas.
Water consumers finance the mapping program by paying 0.08 USD cent per consumed m3 water.
The presentation will give an overall introduction to the history behind the legislation, how the program was funded and not least the process getting from existing data to Groundwater Sustainability Plans. There will be a focus on Data Management and innovative software and hardware solutions developed over the years.
*Early Registration (November 9) is $75 for Members* and $100 for Non-Members*
*Registration after November 9 is $100 for Members* and $125 for Non-Members*
Max Halkjaer is a hydrogeologist with 20-plus years’ experience. He’s contributed to a large number of projects around the world with a focus on protecting groundwater aquifers and groundwater sustainability. With an entrepreneurial mindset, Halkjaer has been involved in the development of GIS-based tools used for analyzing water quality, processing geophysical data, and interpreting the geometrical extent of aquifers. He is the cofounder of the company SkyTEM Surveys providing airborne geophysics developed specifically for groundwater mapping. He holds a master’s degree in geophysics from Aarhus University, Denmark.
Tim Parker is Principal Hydrogeologist, Parker Groundwater, in Sacramento California, specializing in integrated water resources and groundwater management, and serving public and private sector water industry clients. His current work largely focuses on assisting clients in meeting the new California Sustainable Groundwater Management Act requirements, while his experience includes water policy analysis, strategic water resources planning, groundwater management plan development and program implementation, regional and project scale groundwater monitoring for quantity and quality, groundwater recharge & storage projects, and litigation support. He formerly worked for Schlumberger Water and Carbon Services bringing sophisticated oil and gas industry geophysical tools and technologies to water industry clients, and prior to that he was with the California Department of Water Services Conjunctive Water Management Program. Tim is a licensed professional geologist, certified engineering geologist, and certified hydrogeologist.