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2011 Eastern South Dakota Water Conference

"Water Management In Extreme Conditions"

October 13, 2011

Student Union, SDSU

Brookings, SD 57007


About the Conference

The purpose of the 2011 Eastern South Dakota Water Conference is to bring together researchers from Federal, State, University, local government, and private organizations and provide a forum to discuss current topics dealing with water and water quality in South Dakota. This conference provides an  opportunity for hydrologists, geologists, engineers, legislators, scientists, students, and other interested individuals to meet and exchange ideas, summarize results of studies, discuss mutual problems, and potential solutions.


Keynote Speaker

Picture of Mike Wireman
Mike Wireman

Mike Wireman
National Groundwater Expert
US EPA Region 8
Denver, CO

Michael Wireman is a hydrogeologist currently employed by the US EPA in Denver, CO, where he serves as a National Groundwater Expert.
He has a Master’s degree in hydrogeology from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, post MS work at the Colorado School of Mines and 25 years of experience in ground-water investigations in the Rocky Mountain west. He has served as a project manager for a private consulting firm where he directed ground-water exploration and development projects. In his current position he provides technical and scientific support to several EPA programs, other Federal agencies, International programs and ground-water protection / management programs in several western states.
Mike manages research projects related to mine-site hydrology / geochemistry, groundwater
sensitivity/vulnerability assessment, isotope hydrology, ground-water / surface water interaction and aquifer characterization. He has significant experience in the legal, scientific and programmatic aspects of ground-water resource management. He also has extensive experience in ground-water related work in the Baltic countries, Ukraine, Romania and Georgia.
He has served as an adjunct professor at Metropolitan State College in Denver where he taught a class on Contaminant Hydrology and he teaches a class on fractured rock hydrology for the NGWA. He is a member of the Colorado Ground- Water Association, the National Ground Water Association, the Geological Society of America, and is the current President of the US Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists.


Conference Program