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2018 AWRA Summer Conference: The Science, Management and Governance of Transboundary Groundwater

July 9 @ 8:00 am - July 11 @ 5:00 pm MDT

Growing populations and economies will increase competition for water resources around the world. Furthermore, desiccation of surface water supplies via climate change will not only exacerbate disputes over current water supplies but also increase pressure on groundwater resources, already stressed in some parts of the world. Since water resources respect no political boundaries - sometimes not even intra-​national or intra-​state boundaries - equitable agreements to govern, manage, and protect these resources are essential to the social and economic well-​being of all water users. While formal agreements for equitably governing and managing transboundary surface water resources are common and well-​understood, the development of similar transboundary groundwater agreements is in its infancy.

Conference Goals

The conference will provide attendees the opportunity to learn about and engage in discussions on innovative approaches for identifying transboundary groundwater resources and the methods to develop sustainable governance and management agreements.

Join us in Ft. Worth, Texas on 9-​11 July 2018 to discuss the newest developments in transboundary groundwater research and practice and innovative approaches for developing sustainable governance and management systems, from the local to regional to international scales.