April 9-11, 2019  |  Hotel Murano, Tacoma, Washington

The 2019 Symposium was held at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington, April 9-11, 2019. Thank you to all who contributed to the success of this biennial Symposium. Over 230 people attended the Symposium. Twenty four Sponsors and Exhibitors displayed their cutting edge technology and offered information on licensing and available resources. A field trip to the Oso Landslide area started off the Symposium on Monday followed by two days of presentations, panels, posters, and keynote speakers. The Symposium was followed by a day of workshops and a field trip to the Elwha. Participants had the opportunity to network with colleagues at the Tuesday evening reception, the two lunches, refreshment breaks, and a fantastic raffle with extraordinary prizes. Three scholarships were awarded for a total of $6,000 to accomplished students in Washington State.

Please plan to join us in the spring of 2022!

2019 keynote speakers:

Kamini Singha, Professor, Geology and Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado; 2017 Darcy Lecturer –  Hydrogeophysics of the Critical Zone: Links between groundwater and tree-water use
David Boutt, Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; 2018 Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer – Groundwater as a Buffer to Climatic Change: Dynamic Subsurface Storage of Glaciated Landscapes

Participants enjoy the opportunity to build professional relationships and network with colleagues and to connect with exhibitors who are showcased state-of-the art data collection, analytical, and reporting solutions.

Who will benefit?

  • Hydrogeologists
  • Geologists
  • Hydrologists
  • Students
  • Policy-makers
  • Government agency representatives
  • Tribal representatives
  • Educators
  • Environmental scientists
  • Other professionals interested in water resource management and water quality

Symposium Goals

  • Enhance the scientific understanding of Pacific Northwest hydrogeology and water resources focusing on the occurrence, movement, and quality of groundwater and surface water.
  • Facilitate interaction among government agencies, tribes, academia, consultants, businesses, and environmental scientists.
  • Foster research and technology development for public benefit.