DGS staff presented at the 13th National Water Quality Monitoring Conference, held April 24-28, 2023. The conference brought together professionals from a variety of backgrounds including federal, state, tribal, nonprofit, academic, consulting, industry and volunteer organizations. Presentations and discussions focused on the conference theme of Working Together for Clean Water.
State Geologist and DGS Director David Wunsch presented a talk titled “The Development and Implementation of the National Groundwater Monitoring Network (NGWMN) – A Shining Example of Cooperation and Data-Sharing”. DGS is a data provider for the NGWMN – learn more about our involvement at: https://www.dgs.udel.edu/projects/national-ground-water-monitoring-netw… and find our data on the portal: https://cida.usgs.gov/ngwmn/.
Research associate Rachel McQuiggan presented on “Characterizing Impacts of Road Salt in Groundwater from Stormwater Infiltration.” Over the past 20 years, the amount of salt used for roadway deicing has doubled. This salt finds its way into our waterways, traveling to streams and rivers and infiltrating into groundwater via runoff or through a stormwater management area. Find out more about the work we are doing studying how road salt impacts our groundwater resources here: https://www.dgs.udel.edu/projects/stormwater-infiltration-bmp-impacts-g….
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