Great Plains Studies, Center for


Date of this Version

February 1991


Published in Great Plains Research 1:1 (February 1991), pp. 168–170. Copyright © 1991 The Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Used by permission.


Midwestern scientists, policy experts, and natural resource managers face many challenges regarding groundwater management. Pressing problems include limiting and properly managing areas of groundwater decline, reducing contamination from agricultural and industrial chemicals, and fruitfully studying these issues. The original Midwest Groundwater Conference, in 1956, initiated the exchange of ideas between groundwater professionals working in the region. The 35th annual conference convened in Lincoln, NE, on October 17-19, 1990. The conference was sponsored by the University of Nebraska's Water Center, Conservation and Survey Division, Agricultural Research Division, and Geology Department, and by the Nebraska District of the US Geological Survey's Water Resources Division. Speakers from 10 midwestern states and Washington, DC, participated in two general sessions on governmental roles in and chemical aspects of groundwater, and in four concurrent sessions.