WMU News

Ground water experts to gather at WMU

Sept. 24, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Some of the country's leading experts on ground water issues will converge on the Western Michigan University campus Oct. 1-3 for the 48th annual Midwest Ground Water Conference.

The conference, which will be held at the Fetzer Center, is a gathering of experts from 13 states. Those attending include hydrologists, geologists, engineers, students, and others studying ground water resources. Participants come to the conference to meet and exchange ideas, discuss mutual problems and summarize results of field and laboratory studies.

"The topics of the conference deal with some of our most pressing hydrological issues in the Midwest, including agricultural impacts on ground water, ground water contamination, and the management and sustainability of ground water resources," says Dr. Alan Kehew, professor of geosciences and conference director.

Co-hosts for the conference are WMU's Department of Geosciences and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. For more information about registration, call (269) 387-5486.

Media contact: Matt Gerard, 616 387-8400, matthew.gerard@wmich.edu


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