Transboundary Conference

October 14-15, 2020

The conference will be held online with the Zoom teleconferencing platform (USA Central Time)

Program (tentative)

 

For Speakers, Panelists and Moderators:

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United States -Mexico Transboundary Groundwater Conference

Innovation and Creativity: Strategies for Unprecedented Challenges

Discussion Panel I:

Groundwater depletion and water security in the Rio Grande/Bravo Basin vs Colorado River Basin (Moderator: Agustin Breña - IMTA)

Topics/Questions to be addressed by the Panel

Panelists:

  • Julio Soriano (IMTA)
  • Sharon Megdal (Univ of Arizona)
  • Antonio Hernández-Espriú (UNAM)

Discussion Panel II:

Groundwater and surface water interactions: the case of the Colorado River Basin vs Rio Grande/Bravo Basin (Moderator:Jose Luis Castro -Colef Mty)

Topics/Questions to be addressed by the Panel

Panelists:

  • Fernando Gonzalez Villareal (UNAM)
  • Jude Benavides (UT)
  • Samuel Sandoval (UC-Davis)
  • Anita Milman (Univ of Massachusetts)

Discussion Panel III:

Potential models of transboundary groundwater management (Moderator:Gabriel Eckstein - Texas A&M School of Law)

Topics/Questions to be addressed

Panelists:

  • Alfonso Rivera (GSC Canada)
  • Francesco Sindico (University of Strathclyde Glasgow)
  • Gonzalo Hatch Kuri (UNAM)
  • Deborah Van Nijnatten (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Discussion Panel IV:

Transboundary groundwater and the state of current numerical models (Moderator: Alfonso Rivera -Geological Service of Canada)

Topics/Questions to be addressed

Panelists:

  • Alex Mayer (UTEP)
  • James Callegary (Arizona USGS)
  • Randy Hanson (One-Water Hydrologic)

 

 

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Information for Speakers, Panelists and Moderators

 

Thank you Moderators, Panelists and Speakers. In order to provide a useful and dynamic online environment, we have developed a set of guidelines that will prepare you for your intervention during the Transboundary Groundwater Conference and assure that we keep the program on-time and at the same time we assure the engagement of participants for the duration of the event.

 

Information for Moderators and Panelists

  • All presentations are expected to be in English (except from the intervention of Commissioner Humberto Marengo), however, there will be translation services available if any of you prefer to present in Spanish.
  • The event will be entirely online using Zoom platform and the schedule is on US Central Time.
  • The role of the moderator is to use their expertise to facilitate the discussion among panelists using a guide of main 4 questions developed by the moderator in coordination with the Conference Chair prior to the Conference. 
  • Each panelist will receive 4 questions that they need to be addressed prior to the Conference (at least two weeks in advance).  Each panelist will have 3 minutes per question in each round (total of 4 rounds/4 questions). Each panelist will have a total of 12 minutes (total of 48 minutes session).
  • Panelists are highly encourage to use visuals for each of their interventions (3-5 slides max per 3 minute intervention). If you need assistance on how to present on Zoom, please watch this tutorial.
  • To avoid technical difficulties, we are requesting that you send your presentations (either one for the the four questions, or in separate files as you prefer) to us at your earliest convenience but no later then September 25th, 2020. Your presentations or visuals will be uploaded in the website the day of the conference and we will control your ppts or visual aids during your interventions without the need from you to share your screen.
  • Moderators will lead the order of interventions according to the agenda, questionnaire, questions from participants and provide a summary of the session.
  • Moderators will also upload their summaries/highlights to the Conference Website by the end of the session.
  • All summaries for each session will be addressed during the final remarks session and will be available in the Conference website for later reference.

 

Information for Speakers

  • To avoid technical difficulties, we are requesting that you send your presentations to us at your earliest convenience but no later that September 25th, 2020. Your presentations or visuals will be uploaded in the website the day of the conference and we will control your ppts or visual aids during your interventions without the need from you to share your screen.
  • Speakers will have between 15 and 20 minutes to present their work and are highly encouraged to use visual aids. If you need assistance in using Zoom for videoconferencing, please watch this tutorial.

 

Information to Participants

 

Before the Conference

  • Click here to see the Conference Agenda
  • The event will be entirely online using Zoom platform and is scheduled on US Central Time.  

Zoom link to enter the conference:

(Pending)

Instructions

  • When entering the event, first select the language in which you want to hear the Conference (English or Spanish), following the instructions in our Translation section. 
  • Please keep your microphone Off during the sessions.
  • Please write your questions, suggestions and comments in the zoom chat. We will try to answer as many questions as time allows.

During and After the Conference

Presentations

Click here to see the written presentations of the Conference.

Summaries

Click here to access the sessions summaries submitted by the moderators.

Recordings

Click here to access the recording of each presentation/session.

Final Report

United States -Mexico Transboundary Groundwater Conference

Innovation and Creativity: Strategies for Unprecedented Challenges:  Strategies for Unprecedented Challenges

(to be developed)