Organizer
1st Groundwater Project Event
February 3 through February 26 / Digital Event
MEET THE AUTHORS OF THE BOOKS THAT HELPED SHAPE YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE AND MANY OTHER EXPERTS. 
Participate: suggest a great name for this event 
ONLINE EVENT 
The first ever Groundwater Project Event will be 100% online between the 3rd and 26th of February 2021. A series of meetings and discussions will be promoted, addressing relevant and innovative themes presented by the best references in hydrogeology in the world. 
The event will be broadcasted on the Groundwater Project YouTube channel and the public will be able to interact with the speakers through the live chat. All presentations will be broadcasted in English or with English subtitles.

Our meeting aims to involve the largest global groundwater community in the world! Through our panels and discussions we will build relationships, share experiences, engage people and learn about groundwater!

Join us and tell all of your colleagues about it. Let's share groundwater education around the globe!
Free registration
You can suggest the name of this event.
Rules:
1) The name suggestion must be related to groundwater and/or to the purpose of the GW-Project;
2) You can only suggest a single name. If you suggest more than one name, only your first suggestion will be considered;
3) It is strictly prohibited to use pornographic, religious or political words;
4) The suggestions will be evaluated by the marketing and coordination team of the GW-Project and the 3 best names will be up for voting on our online platforms so the winning name can be chosen;
5) The winner or winners (if there is more than one person who suggested the best name) will receive the due credits (announcement at the event with the name of the event and winner, post dedicated to publicize the winner and a recorded testimonial of up to 2 minutes for divulgation on our social media pages);
6) The result will be announced in the first week of the event.
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Be part of this noble project
The GW-Project is an online, free-of-charge distribution of groundwater educational material in several languages.
CHAIR OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE
Dr. John Cherry
Leader of the GW-Project
Adjunct Professor, University of Guelph, Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo - Canada
Dr. Everton de Oliveira
Steering Committee of the Gw-Project
President of Hidroplan, Director of the Sustainable Water Institute - Brazil
EVENT PRESIDENT
Technical Committee
Bruna Soldera
PhD in Geosciences and Environment
Júlia Bettuz
Institutional Communication
Preliminary Programme
February 3
1:30pm-2:20pm 
Grand Opening & GW-Project Presentation
2:30-3:20pm 
All for Groundwater
February 5
2:10pm-3pm 
3:30-4:20pm 
February 10
2:10pm-3pm 
3:30-4:20pm 
February 12
2:10pm-3pm 
3:30-4:20pm 
Have your name on a classic
 Groundwater Book
Social media discussion
Hidrología Subterránea
Doing good: support a noble initiative
Quantitative Hydrogeology: Groundwater Hydrology for Engineers
February 17
3:30-4:20pm 
Groundwater for Children 
Russian
February 19
2:10pm-3pm 
3:30-4:20pm 
February 24
2:10pm-3pm 
3:30-4:20pm 
February 26
2:10pm-3pm 
3:30-4:20pm 
Volunteers: we need you
Chinese
Arabic
Groundwater and intensive use 
Groundwater for All
Closing: all in one
2:10pm-3pm 
  • William M. Alley (Science and Technology Director, National Ground Water Association - USA) 
  • Leonard Konikow (Emeritus Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey - USA)
  • David Kreamer (IAH President)
  • Allan Freeze (Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia - Canada) 
  • John Cherry (Chair & Project Leader, Adjunct Professor, University of Guelph, Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo - Canada) 
  • Gani Nessipbekov 
  • David Bethune (Director of Hydrogeologists Without Borders, Research Associate at the University of Calgary - Canada) 
  • Everton de Oliveira (President of Hidroplan, Director of the Sustainable Water Institute - Brazil) 
  • Kâmil Kayabali ( Istanbul University, Geological Engineering Department - Turkey) 
  • Maria Sköld (Senior Manager, Communications | Stockholm International Water Institute - SIWI) (to be confirmed)
  • Michael E. Campana (Professor of Hydrogeology and Water Resources Management at Oregon State University and Presidente of Ann Campana Judge Foundation) 
  • Emilio Custódio (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Spain)
  • Manuel Ramón Llamas (Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales - Spain) 
  • Ghislain De Marsily (Professor Emeritus at the University Pierre et Marie Curie - France) 
  • Edison Grandisoli (Educator and Diretor of Reconectta Brazil) 
  • Peter Russell (Volunteer at University of Waterloo, Canada) 
  • Laurra Olmsted (Founding member of Hydrogeologists Without Borders andTeam Lead at The Groundwater Project) (to be confirmed)
  • Leanne Austrins (MSc Earth Sciences, PG, PGeo, Remediation Manager)
  • Ying Fan (The State University of New Jersey, USA) (to be confirmed)
  • Dinesh Singhal (President, IAH Indian National Chapter) 
  • Manuel Sapiano (CEO at the Energy and Water Agency in Malta)  (to be confirmed)
  • Ryan Hreljac (Founder & Executive Director  of the Ryan’s Well Foundation)
  • Enock Obwon  (Hydrogeologist from Uganda - Africa) (to be confirmed)
  • Roberto Kirchheim (Companhia de Pesquisa de Recursos Minerais - Geological Service - Brazil)
  • Vyacheslav Zavaley (Kazakh National Research Technical University) (to be confirmed)
  • Ahmed El-Hames (to be confirmed)
  • George P. Karatzas (School of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece) (to be confirmed)
  • Marco Petita (“La Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy)(to be confirmed)
  • Miguel Rangel Medina (Universidad Estatal de Sonora, Mexico) (to be confirmed)
Matthew  Damhuis (Hydrogeologist from South Africa)
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Joanna Doummar (Presidenteat the IAH Lebanon Chapter)
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"The Groundwater Project is ensuring to bridge the gap between science and community. And this is how we can promote the sustainable use. In my opinion it is a very very interesting  project. And I'm very much into and being a part of it".
GW-Project Testimonials
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Shihab Uddin (Civil Engineer from Bangladesh)

"It would not have been possible for me to read the Groundwater book if wasn't open to all for download. So when I was reading the book I felt try to contribute to the project"
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Enock Obwon (Hydrogeologist from Uganda)
"I come from a semiarid area where basically groundwater is like gold for us". 
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Michael Van Til Civil Engineer based in Denmark
"We’re quite lucky in that regard because we’ve got quite a lot of both confined and unconfined aquifers with very high quality drinking water. So most cases, specially water pump from the deeper aquifers there’s no need for chlorination".
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Ana González - Environmental Engineer from Paraguay
"Me llena mucho porque no hay una distinción entre idiomas e idiomas. Sino que se busca que todos tengan la misma oportunidad de acceder a la información, que es tan importante".
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Joaquín Meza - Professor at the University Santa Maria in Chile
"For me this project is really important because groundwater plays a fundamental part in the hydrologic cycle but unfortunately people cannot understand, they ignore or misunderstand".

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Zoran Stevanovic - Professor at the University of Belgrade

"We should try as much as we can to get access to our knowledge and publications to those who are not able to pay. I’m voting for this kind of democratization of science".

"People in South Africa know a little about groundwater, but not the whole story. So I think the Groundwater Project will help fill in the gaps so we can all talk from the same level".
11/11/2020
Participants can register and submit a suggestion for the name of the event
01/03/2021
Submission of name suggestions deadline
01/11/2021
Polls with name suggestions are opened
02/03/2021
Start of the event and disclosure of the winning name
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