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WGWA members are notified of upcoming events as soon as possible using WGWA Notes (e-mailed announcements).  To post announcements or events regarding ground water, surface water or other environmental sciences, please send the information to WGWAnews@wgwa.org. If you would like to become a part of our e-mail list, please fill out the information on the side-bar. The e-mail list is used to provide you with timely notification of courses, seminars, regulatory issues, and other announcements as they come to the attention of WGWA.  

 

UPCOMING EVENTS


2019 WGWA ANNUAL CONFERENCE - April 5, 2019, Sun Prairie, WI

Registration is open for the 2019 WGWA Annual Conference, which is scheduled to take place April 5, 2019, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Sun Prairie, WI. Register here

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.

Call for Abstracts

Do you have ideas for this year's conference? Presenters are encouraged to submit abstracts pertaining to emerging groundwater topics in Wisconsin. Students completing research related to groundwater are encouraged to provide abstracts; All will be considered for either a poster or podium presentation. Submit abstracts to Mike Ursin (mursin@trcsolutions.com).

Sponsorship Available

Limited sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. If your company is interested in a sponsorship, please contact Mike Ursin (mursin@trcsolutions.com).

Hotel Block Available Until 3/22

WGWA has secured a room block for Thursday April 4, 2019, for those who decide to travel the day before. The group rate is $164 per night using code is "Water." To make reservations, please call 608-856-4500 and either reference the group code or mention you are with Wisconsin Ground Water Association. To book online, go to www.madisonsunprairie.hgi.com and enter the special code "Water." Rooms will be held until March 22, 2019.

 

PAST EVENTS


Fall 2018 Meet & Greet Events

WGWA organized a series of meet and greet events in Appleton, Milwaukee, and Madison. WGWA is always looking for ways to maximize the value of content provided by the organization that advances the understanding of groundwater related issues in Wisconsin. We would like to know what issues are important to you and this event will be a great opportunity to collect ideas. Light appetizers will be provided at these meetings to help fuel conversation! Please join us at an event that meets your schedule. 

 

2018 WGWA ANNUAL STATE CONFERENCE

Friday, Feb 9th, 2018

"Topics in Wisconsin Groundwater"

The conference featured a full day of presentations, break-out sessions, and poster presentations pertaining to groundwater topics related to the state of Wisconsin. Our Keynote Address will given by  Jessica R. Meyer, Ph.D., of the G360 Institute for Groundwater Research, Guelph, ON, CA, on Field Based Characterization of DNAPL Source Zone Evolution in a Southern Wisconsin Sedimentary Rock Aquifer System.

The 2018 Annual Conference featured these great speakers:

  • Oh Where, Oh Where is the Eau Claire? Identifying the Eau Claire Formation in Southcentral Wisconsin Using pXRF - Jay Zambito
  • Utilizing Bioavailable Absorbent Media (BAM) to Remediate a Variety of Contaminants in Soil & Groundwater - Larry Kinsman
  • Geology and Hydrogeology of a site in Ashland, WI - Bob Meller and Heather Hallett
  • Effects of groundwater geochemistry on Radium in the Cambrian-Ordovician aquifer system - Madeline Mathews
  • Conflict Over Linked Surface-Groundwater Resources: Can We Find a Way Forward? - S. Andrew McGuire
  • Understanding Groundwater in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest: Now and Into the Future - Troy R. Thompson
  • "Do You Swear…?" - The Role of the Groundwater Scientist in Environmental Litigation - Thomas M. Johnson
  • PFAS Guidance Update, an Overview of NGWA's Groundwater and PFAS State of Knowledge and Practice - Jeff Ramey

Despite Mother Nature trying her best to derail this year’s Annual Conference with one of the only winter storms of the season, we still had great attendance for the event at our new location in Brookfield. As usual, the presenters were engaging and the conversation was lively!


2018 Fall Field Trip
Friday, Feb 10th, 2017

WGWA hosted an educational field trip the the Wisconsin Core Repository, Cave of the Mounds, and socializing afterwards at Grumpy Troll Brewery!

 

2017 WGWA ANNUAL STATE CONFERENCE
Friday, Feb 10th, 2017

7:30 am - 5:00 pm (social hour starts at 5 pm)
Marriot Milwaukee West, W231 N1600 Corporate Ct, Waukesha, WI, 53186
2017 Conference Registration

 

WGWA Lecture Series Event
Thursday, Oct 20th, 2016

A Lecture Series Event is planned for Thursday October 20th at Natural Resource Technology, 234 W. Florida Street, 5th Floor, Milwaukee WI. 5PM - 6 PM.  This is an excellent opportunity to support current students entering the field as well as meet and network with fellow WGWA Members. The following speakers will be featured:
Emily Joynt - UWM M.S. Geosciences Student with focus on Hydrogeology: "Factors Contolling Diffusive CO2 Transport and Production in the Cedarburg Bog, Saukville, Wisconsin"
Ken Oanes - UWM M.S. Geosciences Student with focus on Hydrogeology: "Modeling the Impacts of Urbanization and Climate Change on Groundwater Recharge in the Root River Watershed using the USGS Precipitation - Runoff Modeling System (PRMS)"
Patrick Hoefle - Hydrogeologist at Natural Resource Technology: "Assessment of TCE and DNAPL Migration in a Karst System Using Geophysical Logging and Reactive-Liner Technologies".

There is no charge for this informative event. If you plan to attend please RSVP to Patrick Hoefle at phoefle@naturalrt.com so he knows how many people to plan for.
There will be signs in the building to direct you to the training room once you arrive.

 

 


2016 WGWA Fall Field Trip
Friday Sept 23, 2016

 
This year's trip will take us to East/Central Wisconsin. We plan to tour 5 counties in a 100 mile loop. Highlights include a ghost town and a Geotechnical mystery. Trip will depart from Sheboygan at 8:30 am. A catered lunch will be provided. Additional details can be found in the just released third quarter WGWA newsletter.

  


 

2016 WGWA Social Event
SATURDAY August 27, 2016

 

WGWA Summer Social Event at Kettle Moraine State Forest - Lapham Peak Unit, August 27th Noon – 6:00 pm. Bring yourself and your family for a day of socializing, grilling, and hiking! This WGWA event will be located outdoors at the open air shelter located near the Evergreen Lodge. The Summer Social will also be a great time to meet other WGWA members, as well as the new officers and board members! WGWA will provide the burgers and hot dogs, and we ask that you provide your own beverages. Alcohol is allowed in the park; all we ask is that you please be responsible. We hope to see you and your family there! Please email Patrick for more details or to RSVP: phoefle@naturalrt.com 

 


 

WGWA Annual Meeting
FRIDAY March 25, 2016

"Mapping in Three Dimensions – 3D Visualization Applications for the Geosciences," 

This is WGWA's premier educational and networking event of the year, and will include many presentations throughout the day long event.  The morning will start with a continental breakfast (7:30 am - 8:30 am), followed by a day filled with 10 presentations.  We'll have three breaks to check out the poster presentations.  The Lunch buffet will be served at 11:45 and our Keynote address will start at 12:45 pm.  Attendees will also enjoy a post-conference reception.

 


 

2015 WGWA Fall Field Trip
FRIDAY September 25, 2015
The current WGWA Newsletter Editor, Lee Trotta, has organized a geology and groundwater themed field trip in east central Wisconsin.  Join the group for multiple stops as we tour through Sheboygan and Fond du Lac counties on Friday, September 25, 2015.  The Carpool/Caravan will meet at 8:30 am at the McDonalds on I-43 exit #123 in Sheboygan. Bring your field shoes, note book, camera, and we’ll make sure you experience a few things you probably didn’t know were right outside your door. This event will be held “Rain or Shine” and our caravan will leave at 9:00 am sharp on Friday, Sept 25.

 


 

WGWA Annual Meeting
FRIDAY March 13, 2015

This year's WGWA Annual Conference, "Budgeting and Characterizing the Vadose Zone,"  is scheduled for Friday, March 13, 2015.  Held again at the Marriott Milwaukee West in Waukesha, WI.   This is WGWA's premier educational and networking event of the year, and will include many presentations throughout the day long event.  The morning will start with a continental breakfast (7:30am - 8:30am), followed by a day filled with 10 presentations.  We'll have three breaks to check out the 5 poster presentations.  The Lunch buffet will be served at 11:45 and our Keynote address will start at 12:45pm.  Attendees will also enjoy a post-conference reception.

Click here for the conference program: Conference Program

 

Presentation graphics and slides:

 Maloney   Likos   Quarles & Brady   Fassbender   McAlary   Hennings   Hamilton   Bannantine  

 


 

 WGWA Lecture Series
THURSDAY Nov 6, 2014

WGWA will host a Lecture Series event at the Natural Resource Technology, Inc conference room on Thursday, November 6, with the co-founders of Wellntel, Marian Singer and Nicholas Hayes.  They will be giving a presentation on how the sensor technology they have developed is providing easier and better water supply data to groundwater well owners.  Join us at the Natural Resource Tehcnology (NRT) Conference Center in downtown Milwaukee for this Luncheon event. 11:30 am Networking with lunch and presentation starting at 12noon.  Event site: 234 W. Florida Street, Fifth Floor; Milwaukee WI 53204

 


 

WGWA Lecture Series
WEDNESDAY Sept 17, 2014

WGWA will host the next Lecture Series event at the AECOM offices on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Gerry DeMers and Mike Zillmer of the WDNR Southeast Region - Waste and Materials Management Program will be giving a presentation on “The newly adopted guidance for the reduction of groundwater monitoring in Wisconsin landfills.”  For this Luncheon event we'll have 11:30am networking with lunch and presentation starting at 12 pm.  Event site: Schiltz Office Park - 1555 N. RiverCenter Drive, Milwaukee WI


 

WGWA Annual Meeting 
 

FRIDAY March 7, 2014
This year's WGWA Annual Conference, "The Water M's - Monitoring & Modeling,"  is scheduled for Friday, March 7, 2014.  Held again at the Marriott Milwaukee West in Waukesha, WI.   This is WGWA's premier educational and networking event of the year, and will include many presentations throughout the day long event. The growing lineup of speakers includings Dr. John Luczaj, Jim Bannatine, David Swimm, Gerald DeMers, Gregg Breese, Christopher Hessler, and a keynote address from Sec. Cathy Stepp.

 

Recap and see the conference notes


WGWA Lecture Series
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2013

WGWA will host the next Lecture Series event at the Natural Resource Technology, Inc conference space on Friday, November 15.  Doug Davis, the Central Region Services Manager and Director of Remediation Design at REGENESIS, will present "A Multi-Site Performance Review Assessing the 5 Most Common Questions Asked When Considering the Implementation of Enhanced Reductive Dechlorination (ERD) to Remediate Chlorinated Solvents in Groundwater".  The five questions he will focus on are:

  • Can ERD be used to treat high concentrations of Chlorinated Solvents?
  • What about daughter product formation?
  • How long does it take?
  • How much does it cost?
  • In-situ Chemical Oxidation (ISCO) or ERD?


Join us at the Natural Resource Tehcnology (NRT) Conference Center in downtown Milwaukee for this Luncheon event. 11:30am Networking with lunch and presentation starting at 12 pm.  Event site: 234 W. Florida Street, Fifth Floor; Milwaukee Wisconsin 53204


WGWA Lecture Series 
 

THURSDAY JUNE 13, 2013
WGWA will host the next Lecture Series event in Madison, WI on June 13.  Ken Potter from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin - Madison will present "Managing Groundwater in the Central Sands of Wisconsin". Join us for this luncheon event scheduled from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the Holiday Inn Madison, American Center - 5109 West Terrace Drive, Madison WI.


WGWA Annual Meeting
FRIDAY APRIL 12, 2013

The WGWA Annual Conference is scheduled for Friday, April 12 2013.  Held again this year at the Marriott Milwaukee West, in Waukesha WI.   Join us for engaging presentations highlighted by Keynote speaker John Jansen - 2013 NGWA McEllhiney Lecturer (link). This is WGWA's premier networking event of the year, and will include more than a dozen presentations throughout this day long event.

Recap the meeting; see the conference handout here: click here


WGWA Holiday Get Together
THURSDAY DECEMBER 6, 2012

Again this year WGWA is organizing a holiday time/end of year get together. This is an informal gathering scheduled for Thursday Dec 6th starting at 6:00pm. Meet at the Thunder Bay Grille in Pewaukee,WI (buy your own food/drink). Past events have lasted about two hours; come when you can and please rsvp to: rcaudill@naturalrt.com so we how many to expect. See you there!

 

Thunder Bay Grille
(Pewaukee Rd and I-94)
N14 W24130 Tower Place
Waukesha, WI 53188


WGWA Lecture Series
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2012

The keynote speaker, Ken Bradbury of the Wisconsin Geologic and Natural History Survey will present:

“Vulnerability of Water Supply Wells Beneath Regional Aquitards in an Urban Setting.”

The presentation will be followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of the WGNHS Core Repository. The event will be held at 2:30 pm on Friday, September 21 at the WGNHS Research Collections and Education Center 211 S. Blue Mounds Street, Mount Horeb, Wisconsin 53572.


WGWA Annual Conference
Friday, April 27, 2012
The Keynote speaker: Mr. Peter Annin, Environmental Journalist and Managing Director of the University of Norte Dame Environmental Change Initiative.
“A Celebration of Hydrogeology in Wisconsin” (A Recognition and Technical Symposium of the contributions of Dr. Mary P. Anderson of the University of Wisconsin – Madison and Dr. Douglas Cherkauer of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee to the understanding of the hydrogeology of Wisconsin)

Click Here for the Power Point Presentations (pdf).


WGWA Lecture Series
TUESDAY JANUARY 24, 2012

The keynote speaker, Michael Parsen of the Wisconsin Geologic and Natural History Survey
presented:
“New Science at the WGNHS: Borehole Geophysics and the Revised Dane County Groundwater Model”

Click Here for the Power Point Presentation (PDF)


WGWA Lecture Series:
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011.

The keynote speaker, Mark Gordon of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources spoke on the topic of "Revisions to the NR 700 Administrative Code".

Click Here for the Power Point Presentation (PDF)


 

 

 

 

 


 

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Other Announcements

GROUNDWATER SAND MODELS AVAILABLE FOR WGWA MEMBERS

The aquifer sand models have been getting a workout lately, with very favorable responses from the presentors and audiences. The models come with excellent instructions, fun quizzes, water informational handouts, as well as several videotapes that provide ideas on presentation types and the importance of our water supply.

 

Outreach activities may include presentations at schools, community meetings, or other public forums where the participants will benefit by learning more about ground water. If you are a WGWA member and would like to reserve a model, please contact Lori Rosemore (Eau Claire/northern and western Wisconsin area) or Kathi Ried. To see and learn more about the model, visit the Groundwater Model Project web site.

  

If you are a community member who is interested in having a WGWA member speak for your community or school function, please contact Lori or Deb.