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Toward Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture - Linking Science and Policy

Burlington/San Francisco, California

Toward Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture - Linking Science and Policy

This three-day international conference with a pre-conference workshop day will bring together leading scientists, policy analysts, policy and decision makers, and agricultural and environmental interest group representatives from around the world to define and highlight the science of and the challenges in groundwater resources management and groundwater quality protection within and related to agricultural landscapes. The conference will also offer a forum to identify promising technical and policy solutions that provide a sustainable future for groundwater and food production at regional, national, and global scales.

Three (free) pre-conference workshops on June 17, 2024 will be held on:

  • Regulating, monitoring and managing a farm's groundwater nitrate pollution (half-day)
  • Implementing groundwater demand management in agricultural regions (full-day)
  • Groundwater governance:  Tools and strategies to engage stakeholders in groundwater management and planning (half-day)

Conference Themes include:

  • Toward Sustainable Groundwater Supplies in Agricultural Landscapes
    • Best Management Practices to Sustain Groundwater Supply (agricultural practices)
    • Climate Change Adaptation (within the groundwater-agriculture nexus)
    • Groundwater Governance
    • Groundwater Management: Data, Monitoring & Modeling
    • Groundwater Management & Policy: Design, Challenges, and Insights
    • Groundwater-Surface Water Interaction in Irrigated Regions
    • Irrigation and Sustainability
    • Managed Aquifer Recharge in Agricultural Landscapes
    • Recharge Mapping
  • Toward Sustainable Groundwater Quality in Agricultural Landscapes
    • Agrochemicals Monitoring, Modeling, Policy
    • Best Management Practices to Protect Groundwater Quality (agricultural practices)
    • Emerging Contaminants at the Groundwater-Agriculture Nexus
    • Nitrogen Losses to Groundwater - Characterization and Monitoring
    • Nitrate Monitoring, Modeling, and Policy
    • Nonpoint Source Pollution in Animal Farming (incl. Pathogens, Pharmaceuticals)
    • Policy, Regulations, and Management of Agricultural Groundwater Pollution Sources
    • Salinity Assessment, Monitoring, and Policy
  • Cross-Cutting Themes at the Groundwater-Agriculture Nexus
    • Economic and Policy Challenges to & Opportunities for Sustainable Groundwater in Agricultural Regions
    • Environmental Justice and Groundwater in Rural/Agricultural Regions
    • Global Food Security - Groundwater Nexus
    • Globalizing Actions in the Groundwater-Energy-Food-Environment Nexus
    • Groundwater and Livelihoods
    • Groundwater-Dependent Ecosystems (GDEs)
  • Sustainable Groundwater Policies for Agricultural Landscapes - Lessons Learned
    • National and Global Examples
    • Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) 10 Year Anniversary


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I'd really like to sign up for the half-day free workshop "Groundwater governance:  Tools and strategies to engage stakeholders in groundwater management and planning (half-day)", but I can't find a way to do that.  If the QR code registration is for that, my android phone doesn't seem to recognize it.  Is there another way to register for this workshop? Or do I have to be signed up to attend the conference itself?


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