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AWRA 2018 Summer Topics and Sub-topics List
The Science, Management and Governance of Transboundary Groundwater

July 9 – 11, 2018
Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel, Fort Worth, TX

Transboundary Groundwater Science
Aquifer identification and delineation
Citizen science
Climate change
Collaborative modeling
Hydrogeology
Modeling approaches
Surface water - groundwater Interactions
Resource Sustainability
Nonrenewable groundwater resources
Geothermal systems
Understanding changes in groundwater quality
Economics of transboundary groundwater systems
Uncertainty and variability
Miscellaneous scientific issues

Transboundary Groundwater Management
Case studies and lessons learned
Dispute resolution and management
Ecosystem sustenance
Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)
Managing transboundary groundwater systems
Managing for groundwater quality
Managed aquifer recharge
Monitoring and evaluation of agreements and groundwater 
Co-managing transboundary surface and groundwater sheds - boundary and other issues
Approaches to education and training
Managing risk and liability
Defining sustainability for transboundary aquifers
Toolkits to aid management
Legacy issues

Transboundary Groundwater Governance
Governance frameworks 
Jurisdictional issues
Gender considerations
Legal instruments
Indigenous peoples and regions
Financing governance systems
Social, political, ethical, and cultural aspects
Outreach and engagement across political boundaries