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2019 WGWA ANNUAL STATE CONFERENCE

"Emerging Issues in Wisconsin Groundwater"
Friday April 5th, 2019
Registration begins at 7:45 with President's Welcome at 8:30
Keynote address at 1:00pm following lunch
Social hour and networking immediately after conference from 4:30 to 6:00
Hilton Garden Inn, Sun Prairie, WI

The conference will feature a full day of presentations, break-out sessions, and poster presentations. Please use the paypal feature on the right hand side of the web page to register for the event. Hope to see you there!

This year's conference, Emerging Issues in Wisconsin Groundwater, will feature keynote speaker Ken Bradbury. Dr. Bradbury is Director and State Geologist at the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS). In addition to his role at WGNHS, Mr. Bradbury is an adjunct faculty member at UW-Madison.

ANNUAL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

7:45am-8:30am Sign In/Registration

8:30-8:45 President's Welcome, Opening Remarks

8:45-9:15 Per‐and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS): Basic Chemistry, Naming Conventions, Classes, and Analytical Methods by Nathan Ecklund, PMP, Pace Analytical

9:15-9:45 Understanding PFAS Fate and Transport in the Subsurface: Nuances and Pitfalls by  Eric M. Nichols, PE, Substrata LLC; Thomas M. Johnson, PG, Thomas Johnson Associates

9:45-10:15 PFAS Site Investigation Lessons Learned and Resulting Optimization by Catalina Restrepo, Oneida Total Integrated Enterprises (OTIE)

10:15-10:30 AM Break

10:30-11:00 Old and New Tales from a Legacy Plume by Dave Nemetz, Shannon & Wilson, Inc.

11:00-11:30 Regulatory Update: NR 700 Rule, Scope, & Process; NR 140 Standard Development Process; and EPA MCL Development and use in Wisconsin by Michael Prager, Bill Phelps,  Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

11:30-12:00 Mapping Groundwater Susceptibility in Green County by Jesse J Papez, GISP, John M  Rice, PE, PH, and James E Wedekind, PG, TRC Companies, Inc.

12:00-1:00pm Lunch

1:00-2:00 Keynote Address: Emerging opportunities in Wisconsin groundwater by Dr. Kenneth R Bradbury, Director and State Geologist, Wisconsin Geological and Natural  History Survey, University of Wisconsin‐Madison, Division of Extension

2:00-2:30 DATCP - EQ Unit's Role and Responsibility for Wisconsin's Groundwater Quality by Ken Potrykus, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

2:30-3:00 PM Break/Poster Session: Geochemical conditions affecting radium mobility in the Midwestern Cambrian-Ordovician aquifer system by Amy Plechacek, Marie Dematatis,  Madelleine Mathews, University of Wisconsin - Madison

3:00-3:30 Modeling for decision making: a case study in Waupaca, WI by Stephanie DeVries, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey

3:30-4:00 Microbially-Mediated Oxidation of Trace Element-Bearing Sulfide Minerals in Sandstones of Trempealeau County, WI by Lisa Haas, Department of Geoscience, University of  Wisconsin - Madison

4:00-4:30 The Dynamics and Speciation of Arsenic in Drinking Water Wells in Eastern  Wisconsin by  Evvan Plank, Department of Geosciences, University of Wisconsin -  Milwaukee

4:30-6:00 Social Hour