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The IGWA Fall 2016 Conference

at the Grand River Center* in Dubuque, Iowa

Fall Conference Highlights - Thursday, October 6th, 2016

8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

8:20 am

Welcome and Introduction to the 2016 Iowa Groundwater Association Fall Meeting

Dr. Claire Hruby, IGWA President

8:30 am

Morning Panel Discussion – Iowa Source Water Protection and Watershed Management Authorities

Ross Evelsizer, Northeast Iowa RC&D; Dean Mattoon (Catfish Creek WMA); Mary Beth Stevenson & Rebecca Ohrtman, Iowa Department of Natural Resources

9:30 am

Continuous Nitrate Monitoring at Big Spring and Manchester Hatcheries

Dr. Chris Jones, University of Iowa, IIHR - Hydroscience & Engineering

10:15 am

Morning Break

10:30 am

Groundwater Forensics – Tools for Identifying Contaminant Sources

Dr. Dan Snow, University of Nebraska

11:15 am

Application of Surface, Water-Borne, and Airborne Geophysical Surveys in Assessing the Hydrogeology of the Cedar River Aquifer, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Dr. Adel Haj, U.S. Geological Survey - Iowa Water Center

12:00 pm

Lunch provided to all conference attendees

1:00 pm

Afternoon Panel Discussion – Iowa’s State Groundwater Programs: Recent News and Changes to Water Use, Private Wells, Iowa Geological Survey & Public Water Supply Programs

Michael Anderson, Russell Tell, Robert Libra & Mark Moeller, Iowa Department of Natural Resources Water Supply

2:00 pm

Encouraging Local Participation in Groundwater Protection

Jane Griffin, The Groundwater Foundation

2:45 pm

Afternoon Break

3:00 pm

Health Risks from Naturally Occurring Radionuclides in Drinking Water: How Primordial Elements are Driving Modern Health Concerns

Dr. James Jacobus, Minnesota Department of Public Health

3:45 pm

Craters in Iowa and Their Impacts on Groundwater

Ryan Clark, Iowa Geological Survey, IIHR - Hydroscience & Engineering

4:30 pm

Post Conference Break,IGWA Board Meeting


"The River That Flows Uphill"
Keynote Dinner and Presentation by Dr. Eric Carson

5:00 pm

Dinner provided to all keynote presentation attendees

5:30 pm


The River That Flows Uphill: Geologic Evolution of the Lower Wisconsin River Valley, Stream Piracy, and Reorganization of North American Mid-Continent Drainage Systems

Dr. Eric Carson, Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey



NEW!!! Fall Field Trip - Friday, October 7th, 2016

8:00 am

Depart from Grand River Center

9:00 am –

2:30 pm

IGWA Fall Field Trip – with planned stops highlighting Cambrian and Ordovician-age bedrock and Mississippi River geology at Pattison Sand Company, Effigy Mounds, McGregor and surrounding areas.

3:30 pm

Arrive at Grand River Center – Field Trip Completion

4.5 CEUs for Certified Groundwater Professionals

6 CEUs for Certified Well Contractors

6 CEUs for Water Treatment Operators

*A block of rooms are available on the nights of October 5th and 6th. To reserve a room please call the Grand Harbor Resort at 563-690-3270 and request the IGWA block.




The 2015 issue of IGWA UnderGround

is now available for download for IGWA members!

IGWA's annual publication with articles on

Iowa water resource topics and issues