Water banking and exchanges and nitrates in groundwater will be the subjects of panel discussions May 3 in Clovis at the 2012 Water Technology Conference organized by the International Center for Water Technology (ICWT) at Fresno State.
This 2012 conference partners the International Center for Water Technology (ICWT), California State University, Fresno, American Society of Irrigation Consultants, American Groundwater Trust, California Agricultural Irrigation Association and BlueTech Valley.
The keynote luncheon speaker for the event at the Clovis Veterans Memorial Building is author Charles Fishman, whose latest book is “The Big Thirst,” at look at water issues from a global perspective.
A panel discussion about water banking and exchanges will be conducted among Gary Serrato of the Fresno Irrigation District, Michael Leonardo, of the city of Clovis and Martin Querin, of the city of Fresno. Dennis E. Williams of GEOSCIENCES Support Services Inc. will discuss “Prospecting for Groundwater.”
The panel on nitrates in the water supply and groundwater will bring together Dr. Thomas Harter of the University of California, Davis, Pamela Creedon of the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board and Parry Klassen of the East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition. Tim Quinn of the Association of California Water Agencies will speak about “Coequal Goals: Are We getting Closer or Further Away?”
“This selection of speakers should appeal to urban water planners, growers, irrigation districts, water agencies, engineers and professionals involved or interested in water-related issues and problems,” said Dr. David Zoldoske, director of the ICWT. “Not only is our keynote luncheon speaker, Charles Fishman, an incredibly interesting authority and speaker on water around the world, but our other speakers will be discussing timely issues.”
The conference also offers more than 20 concurrent technical sessions focusing on agricultural, urban and groundwater issues, including drip irrigation technology, aquifer recharge and trends in soil moisture technology.
Joining ICWT as conference planners are the cities of Fresno and Clovis and the Kings River Conservation District.
A complete list of sessions and registration information are available at www.icwt.net/wtc. Conference registration is $125 before April 30, which includes breakfast, luncheon, exhibits and all sessions.
For more information or to register, contact Laura Ramos, 559.278.2066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.