“Our Groundwater Resources – Current and Future Status” will be the second in a series of seminars that focuses on coastal resource issues in Delaware.
The seminar will take place Wednesday, April 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Virden Center at the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Del. The event is hosted by the Delaware Sea Grant College Program and Delaware Geological Survey.
“Groundwater is the sole source of drinking water south of the C&D canal, and coastal residents have expressed concern about groundwater overuse and threats to groundwater quality from land use, saltwater intrusion and sea-level rise,” said Joe Farrell, Delaware Sea Grant resource management specialist and one of the seminar’s coordinators. “In response to these concerns, we are convening a distinguished group of scientists who can address these issues.”
Coastal scientists from UD, federal and state agencies will provide a primer on groundwater, a coastal groundwater resource inventory, and information about current use, potential impacts from land use, saltwater intrusion and sea-level rise.
The intent of the Focus on the Coast seminar series is to provide relevant science-based information to support and inform local decision-makers and concerned citizens.