16th Biennial Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge

Groundwater Resources Association and the Arizona Hydrological Society present

Managed Aquifer Recharge as a
Water Management Tool

 

AGENDA

Event Rates and Dates


Registration has been extended through Wednesday, February 21. Register online to ensure your spot!

  1/22/18-2/21/18
Members (GRA, AHS* or IAH**) $505.00
Non-Members $640.00
Student Members $170.00
Single Pre-Conference Workshop $180.00
Both Pre-Conference Workshops $315.00
Field Trip $80.00
Post-Conference Workshop $80.00

 *Arizona Hydrological Society
**International Assocation of Hydrogeologists

Workshops and Field Trip available only as additions to Symposium Registration

Online Registration will be closed as of February 19, 2018. Onsite Registration will be available, space permitting. Register early for the best rates and to guarantee your seat!

Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities
If you are interested in exhibiting your organization's services or products, or being an event co-sponsor, please click here for more details and register online before February 11, 2018.

Event Details

The Sixteenth Biennial Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge, Recharge to the Rescue!, Managed Aquifer Recharge as a Water Management Tool, will take place at on March 5-7, 2018 in San Diego, CA.  This event continues a long-standing series of symposia originating in Arizona in 1978.  The Fifteenth Biennial Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge was combined with the Ninth International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge (ISMAR 9) held in Mexico City in 2016.  The Groundwater Resources Association of California and the Arizona Hydrological Society have teamed up to hold the BSMAR event with the location alternating between California and Arizona.  Please visit the GRA website at www.grac.org for updates. 

BSMAR 16 will feature numerous oral presentations, poster presentations, an awards luncheon as well as optional workshops and an optional field trip the day prior to the symposium. 

Optional Workshops: March 5
8am-12pm

Aquifer Storage Recovery (ASR): How to Identify and Resolve Technical and Other Issues Associated with Successful Groundwater Recharge Through Wells
Presented by David Pyne
Additional fees apply.

 1pm-5pm

State of the Art Techniques in Characterizing, Constructing and Operating Optimum Surface Spreading Groundwater Recharge Projects
Presented by Mike Milczarek and Adam Hutchinson
Additional fees apply.


Optional Field Trip: March 5
1pm-4pm Carlsbad Desalination Plant tour.
Transportation from the conference hotel is included.
More details will follow as we approach the date.
Additional fees apply.
* The field trip will only take place if we have a minimum of 20 registered attendees.

Herman Bouwer Award: March 6
In honor of Dr. Herman Bouwer’s contributions to the field of MAR, an award named for Dr. Bouwer will be presented during a special luncheon on March 6.  The award will be given to an individual or agency that has had a significant impact on increasing the understanding or utilization of MAR.  A description of the award can be found here.

California State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Water Rights Outreach: March 6
Many managed aquifer recharge projects in California may require new or amended surface water rights to divert surface water to underground storage. Staff from the California State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Water Rights will be available during the March 6th evening reception to answer questions about the water rights permitting process, including the Division’s program for temporary permits for groundwater recharge. This is a great opportunity to get to know the staff who will process your future projects, and get tips on application submittal. For more information, visit https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/waterrights/water_issues/programs/applications/groundwater_recharge/.

Optional Workshop: March 7
1pm-4pm

Web-Based Managed Aquifer Recharge Modeling Workshop
Presented by Catalin Stefan and Ralf Junghanns
Additional fees apply.

 

Many thanks to our Cooperating Organizations

Orange County Water District
University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center
International Association of Hydrogeologists
United States Geological Survey
Salt River Project (Phoenix, AZ)
California Water Boards
Orange County Water District Groundwater Guardian Team
The Recharge Initiative (University of California Santa Cruz)
California State University Long Beach
Southern California Water Committee
Lawrence Livermore Labratory
State Water Resources Control Board

  

Contact Information

For additional information: contact Adam Hutchinson via email at ahutchinson@ocwd.com or telephone at 714-378-3214 

Event Justification Toolkit

By now you know the value of GRA event attendance for keeping up with evolving industry priorities, state-of-the-practice technologies, and emerging strategies for the challenges facing the groundwater world. In addition, GRA events offer fantastic opportunities for networking, learning from vendors exhibiting the latest tools and technologies, and exposure for your organization.

But how do you convey the value of GRA event attendance to your supervisor? Check out GRA's Event Justification Toolkit for tips.

 

 


March 5 AM and PM Workshops

Price$315.00
Options Register for both March 5 workshops and save!

March 5 1pm-4pm Workshop

Price$180.00
Options State of the Art Techniques in Characterizing, Constructing and Operating Recharge Projects Workshop

March 5 1pm-4pm Field Trip

Price$80.00
Options Carlsbad Desalination Plant Tour

March 7 1pm-4pm Workshop

Price$80.00
Options Web-Based Managed Aquifer Recharge Modeling Workshop

March 5 8am-12pm Workshop

Price$180.00
Options Aquifer Storage Recovery (ASR) Workshop

When?

Tue, Mar. 6 - Wed, Mar. 7, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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Where?

The Dana on Mission Bay
1710 W Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
The Dana on Mission Bay, BW Premier Collection® is nestled along the shores of Mission Bay, one of San Diego's most popular aquatic parks, and offers spectacular bay and marina views. Guests of The Dana will enjoy the hotel's central location minutes from local attractions, as well as a host ...

The Dana on Mission Bay, BW Premier Collection® is nestled along the shores of Mission Bay, one of San Diego's most popular aquatic parks, and offers spectacular bay and marina views. Guests of The Dana will enjoy the hotel's central location minutes from local attractions, as well as a host of amenities that make the resort a destination in and of itself.


An advance deposit or credit card guarantee for the first night’s room and tax is due by February 2, 2018.  Individuals must identify themselves as part of 16th Biennial Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge at the time of making reservations in order to be eligible for the special group rate of $125.00.  Please call (800) 445-3339 or (619)-222-6440 to make reservations. 


Reservations received after Friday, February 2, 2018 will be provided on a space available basis.  If the Group Rate is not available after the cutoff date, the prevailing rack rates will apply. Requests received after the cut-off date will be accepted on space and rate availability up to the group block.


 

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