Maryland Groundwater Symposium
At a Glance

Thursday, September 26, 2013



9 – 9:15 a.m.


Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 – 9:45 a.m.


Keynote Address - What Global Climate Change Is Likely to Mean for Maryland President Dr. Donald Boesch, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.


Local Environmental Health John Beskid, Conference of Environmental Health Directors

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.


Anticipating and Preparing for Climate Change to Protect Water Resources Joel D. Scheraga, Ph.D., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency







Note for TRE and Sanitarian hours: Use this to mark the sessions you attended and submit to the Board.

Maryland Room

Source Water Protection

Regency Room Drinking Water, Wells, and Water Use

Embassy Room

On-Site Sewage Disposal and Local Issues

Wayne Room Groundwater Flow, Modeling, and Contaminant Transport


11:05 - 11:35 a.m.


Composting in Maryland - A Progress Report of the Composting Workgroup

Including an Overview of the Regulatory Strategy Being Developed


A Summary of the Hydrogeology and Groundwater Quality in the Vicinity of the Pearce Creek Dredge Material Containment Area, Cecil County, MD


Control of Nitrogen in the Onsite Sector: The Virginia Approach


The Groundwater Rule What is Going on?

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.


The Impacts of the Earthquake that Struck near Mineral, Virginia on Groundwater Resources in Northern Virginia


Assessing Cross-Aquifer Contamination at a Coastal Plain Superfund Site near the Fall Line using Long-Term Continuous Water-Level Monitoring, a Multiple-Well Aquifer Test and Geochemical Characterization


Biochemistry of Nitrogen Reduction in Onsite Systems


Where are the Lab Results?



1:30 - 2 p.m.


Assessing Vulnerability of Urban Public Supply Wells in  Fractured Siliciclastic Aquifer Systems


SHA Uses In-Situ Thermal Remediation to Clean Up Longstanding TCE Contamination


Protecting Maryland’s Groundwater through Improved Management and Education of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems


Baseline Methane Concentrations in Drinking-Water Wells in the Appalachian Plateau Province

of Western Maryland


2:05 - 2:35 p.m.


Water Quality Response of Conservation Practices on the Delmarva (Presentation Unavailable)


Estimating Thermoelectric Consumptive Water Use


Moving into the 21st Century: Water Supply Information Permitting System


Evaluation of Lead and pH in Well Water from the Piedmont Area of Harford County, Maryland


2:50 - 3:20 p.m.


Addressing Concerns of Well Owners


Groundwater Resource Exploration and Development Using Surface and Borehole Geophysical Methods
(presentation not available)


An Approach for Protesting Unconfined Drinking Water Aquifers Against Effluent Containment


Insight into the Approaching Revised Total Coliform Rule

3:25 - 3:55 p.m.


Delineation of a Wellhead Protection Area Around the Lyndhurst Well, Augusta County, Virginia



Implementing New Onsite Wastewater Groundwater Protection Laws and Regulations; the Private Sector View


Overview and Historical Perspective of Operator Certification