Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (All day)
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Ramada Inn Conference Center, State College, PA

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 2016 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium at the Ramada Inn Conference Center in State College, PA

The Symposium theme, The Changing Climate of Groundwater, 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 Wednesday, May 4, 2016 with opening remarks by Secretary John Quigley from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Morning and afternoon keynote speakers will address several important groundwater issues in Pennsylvania. The symposium will also feature concurrent sessions with contributed presentations on groundwater & aquifer studies, groundwater and shale gas, lead in groundwater supplies, and karst hydrogeology. Registrants can also receive continuing education credits or professional development hours for attending.

A nominal registration fee of $40 for the symposium is made possible thanks to generous funding support from the Master Well Owner Network, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the Pennsylvania Ground Water Association and the Penn State Water Resources Research Center. Discounted registration is also available for certified Penn State Master Well Owner volunteers. Registration will be limited to the first 250 registrants or May 2, 2016 - 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.

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!

Bryan Swistock
Water Resources Specialist
Penn State Extension
Department of Ecosystem Science and Management