Toward Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture

Hyatt Regency at the San Francisco Airport, Burlingame, CA
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 8:00am to Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 6:00pm
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This three-day conference will provide scientists, policymakers, agricultural and environmental stakeholders, local, state and federal governmental officials, and consultants with the latest scientific, management, legal and policy advances for sustaining our groundwater resources in agricultural regions around the world.

Program Highlights

Groundwater is the lifeline for many rural and agricultural regions and their associated cultures and populations around the globe and a cornerstone of global food production. Groundwater constitutes nearly half the world’s drinking water and much of the world’s irrigation water supply. Drought; overuse; groundwater salinity; nonpoint source pollution from agricultural activities (including animal farming, ranching, and forestry activities); and groundwater quality and quantity conflicts at the urban-rural interface have reached global dimensions and threaten the health and livelihood of this planet.

This special conference will build upon research and presentations from the 2010 International Groundwater Conference. The June 28-30, 2016, conference will feature plenary sessions and technical sessions on a wide range of topics.

Visit to learn more about potential topics for discussion, review materials from 2010, and learn more about submitting an abstract for the 2016 event.

Sponsorship opportunities and exhibit space are available. Contact Beth Stern for more information.

Watch the Foundation’s website at for information about speakers, sponsors and exhibitors – and registration information.