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C700
Groundwater Engineering for Water Supplies - Principal Aquifers of the United States

Conrad G. Leszkiewicz, PhD, PE, PG

The dominant application of groundwater engineering is the provision of water supplies for municipalities, agriculture, and industries. Sufficient groundwater supplies are essential for the health and economic well-being of the United States. With increasing demands for water from growing world populations, agriculture, and industry, as well as growing intermittent, if not long-term, shortages of surface water due to droughts, groundwater is becoming an even more important source of fresh water for society.

This 4-hour course will provide an overview of the principal water supply aquifers of the United States with emphasis on familiarization with the nine largest, contiguous, principal water supply aquifers, and a tenth “equivalent” aggregated principal aquifer. It will identify the location and extent of those aquifers, and discuss the different geologic settings in which those aquifers are located. The course will also illustrate the relative importance of groundwater contribution to municipal, agricultural, and industrial water supplies for each aquifer and the quantities of groundwater pumped for each usage.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.


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