Workshop on Groundwater Recharge and Flow: Approaches and Challenges for Monitoring and Modeling Using Remotely Sensed DataWater Science and Technology Board
Keck Center of the National Academies
500 Fifth St. NW Washington DC 20001
Overarching Workshop Questions:-- What are the scientific and technological frontiers in monitoring and modeling regional groundwater recharge and flow in various regions of the globe?
-- How can remotely sensed data be utilized in regions where in situ measurements, observations, and instrumentation may be particularly difficult?
Workshop Goals:-- Assess regional freshwater budgets under major use scenarios (e.g., agriculture, industry, municipal);
-- Examine state of the art and research frontiers in characterizing groundwater aquifers, including residence time, quantity, flow, depletion, and recharge, using remotely sensed observations and proxy data;
-- Discuss groundwater model uncertainties and methods for mitigating them using sparse ground observations or data and other approaches; and
-- Consider our ability to detect which water management strategies (e.g., water reuse, irrigation efficiencies, desalination) that affect groundwater flow and recharge are being used and any changes in their use over time.