Illinois State Geological Survey hydrogeologist David Larson gave a one-hour presentation, Hydrogeology of the Sankoty and Tampico Aquifers; Lee, Whiteside, Bureau, and Henry Counties, as part of the program for the Source Water Protection Training Meeting in Rock Falls, Illinois, on June 19, 2009. The meeting was sponsored by the Illinois Rural Water Association; about 24 people attended.
Edward Mehnert presented an overview of Midwest Geologic Sequestration Consortium activities and Mahomet Bedrock Valley aquifer efforts at the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) in Hannover, Germany on June 2, 2009. Approximately 25 BGR staff attended this overview. Mehnert also met with BGR staff the following day to discuss various aspects of geologic carbon sequestration. The BGR may become the lead regulatory agency in Germany for geologic carbon sequestration.