Integrated Groundwater Management Project​

October 25th Morning: Groundwater Quantity Management and Policy

8:30 – 8:35 a.m.

Welcome & brief introduction to groundwater quantity and quality management day (UA team)

8:35 – 9:00 a.m.

General overview of the recent Supreme Court decision on TN vs. MS case and its implications – groundwater education and management needs, Nimisha Wasankar (UA)                                              (Click for presentation)                                        (Click for Abstract)

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Review of Kansas v. Colorado equitable apportionment case, and Tarrant Water District v. Herrmann territorial sovereignty case. How do these two different approaches help share different types of water bodies— e.g., rivers (linear flowing sources) and lakes (stagnant sources)? What are their benefits and shortcoming, how can science help advance the dialogue? Heather Elliott (UA)                                                                              (Click for presentation)  (Click for Abstract)

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of extending the Tarrant vs Herrmann sovereignty logic to groundwater? What are the advantages and disadvantages of extending equitable apportionment logic to groundwater aquifers? What are the challenges and how can science help? Matthew Draper (Draper & Draper LLC)           (Click for presentation)  (Click for Abstract) 

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Data interpretation: the tipping point between arguments at a national scale – U.S. Supreme Court Case, Brian A Waldron (University of Memphis)                                                                     (Click for presentation)  (Click for Abstract)

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Beverage Break

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Is equitable apportionment the magic solution for resolving all interstate groundwater conflicts – what are the challenges from the hydrogeological viewpoint? Greg Guthrie (GSA)                                   (Click for presentation)  (Click for Abstract)

11:30 – 12:30 p.m.

Roundtable discussion on TN vs MS Supreme Court case and its implication on groundwater management.  What is the role of groundwater modeling tools in resolving such interstate problems? Identifying research needs.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Buffet