Registration Open for the 2018 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium

The day-long symposium will be held on May 8, and will provide a forum for exchanging information on and promoting protection of groundwater resources.
Registration Open for the 2018 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium - News

Updated: February 22, 2018

Registration Open for the 2018 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium

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In celebration of National Drinking Water Week, Penn State Extension and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection along with numerous other sponsors invite you to attend the 2018 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium at the Ramada Inn Conference Center in State College, PA. To register, view the agenda, or learn more about the symposium visit the Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium website.

The Symposium theme, Groundwater Science and Fiction, will provide a forum for researchers, students, professionals and educators working in the groundwater field to exchange information and promote protection of groundwater resources throughout the state.

The day-long symposium will begin at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 with opening remarks by Russell Redding, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. The morning plenary session will be highlighted by a keynote presentation on What We Know, What We Think We Know, and What We Pretend to Know About Groundwater by Dr. Donald Siegel from Syracuse University. Additional morning and afternoon plenary and concurrent session speakers will address numerous important groundwater issues in Pennsylvania. Registrants can also receive continuing education credits for attending all sessions. A nominal registration fee of $42.00 for the symposium is made possible thanks to generous funding support from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the Pennsylvania Ground Water Association and the Pennsylvania Water Resources Research Center. Discounted registration is also available for certified Penn State Master Well Owner volunteers. Registration is limited to the first 260 registrants or May 4, 2018 - whichever comes first. Your registration fee pays for morning and afternoon break food and a buffet lunch. There will be no walk-in registration on the day of the Symposium.

New for 2018 - this year we have added an optional field trip on Monday, May 7 starting at 1:00 PM at the Ramada Inn parking lot and ending by 6:00 PM. The field trip will be taught by Dave Yoxtheimer and will visit numerous locations near State College of hydrogeologic interest. The field trip will be limited to 40 registrants and pre-registration is required to reserve your spot. More information about the field trip is available in the "Optional Field Trip" tab on the website.

Questions about the Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium can be directed to Bryan Swistock at 814-863-0194 or . We hope you can join us for this event showcasing Pennsylvania's valuable groundwater resource!