Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

2020 Annual Forum |  Virtual Conference  |  September 28-30, 2020

The GWPC is now accepting abstracts for the 2020 Annual Forum.

We're looking forward to this year's agenda. We are seeking abstracts for presentations in the following categories. Click on the bookmark below to be taken to a detailed description.

Detailed Category Descriptions:

  • Groundwater Protection During an Economic Downturn
    • Challenges, risks, and regulatory responses as a result of:
      • ​Covid 19 fall out
      • Historically low oil prices
      • State and Federal budget cuts
    • ​Regulatory Agencies:
      • What adjustments have been made to ensure environmental protection during tough economic times?
      • What new technologies are states using to improve efficiencies during the economic downturn and remote work situations.
    • Industry:
      • How can companies make sure the environment remains a priority during tough economic times?
    • Oil and Gas Regulatory Agencies:
      • Effect of low oil prices on orphan well numbers and how states would respond
  • Produced Water
    • Current and new treatment technologies
    • Ongoing and necessary research
    • Midstream management of produced water
    • Economics of produced water management and reuse
  •  Class II UIC
    • Maintining Class II infrastructure during economic downturn
    • Temporary abandonment of Class II wells
  • Class VI Underground Injection Control / CCS
    • Permitting 
    • Technology 
    • CO2 migration and monitoring
    • Site closure and monitoring
    • Case studies
  • Seismicity
    • Permit criteria for seismic monitoring
    • Induced seismicity from hydraulic fracturing
    • Induced seismicity from CO2 geologic sequestration
    • Case studies
  • ASR & MAR
    • Technical presentations on Aquifer Storage and Recovery and Managed Aquifer Recharge:
      • Balancing sustainability with protecting underground sources of drinking water from contamination

      • Case Studies on successful MAR projects

      • Financial Assurance for ASR-MAR Facilities           

      • New technology and treatment advances

      • State laws and regulations governing MAR

  • Source Water Protection
    • On-the-ground efforts and state-wide/communication efforts from western states source water programs
    • Source water protection and the Farm Bill: success stories on collaboration and communication
  • Class I Underground Injection Control
    • Addressing problems and regulatory issues with older wells
    • Site selection issues for Injection Wells
  • Class III Underground Injection Control
    • ​Solution mining for salt and minerals
    • Artificial caverns for gas storage
    • In-situ Uranium Mining
  • Class V Underground Injection Control
    • Nexus between stormwater and Class V programs
    • Best management practices
    • Case studies
  • State Water Data Management
    • Success stories and needs
  • Other Topics 

To submit an abstract, simply fill out the online abstract submittal form. Abstract requirements are listed below. Abstracts are due by Wednesday, July 1, 2020 . Abstracts will be reviewed and selections will be made by Monday, Monday, July 6, 2020 (or before).

Preliminary agenda and virtual registration information coming soon.

Questions? Contact Brenda Short at or 405-516-4972.



    • In order for an abstract to be considered, please submit all required information online through our abstract submittal form.
    • Abstracts should be no more than 300 words. Bios should be a maximum of 100 words.
    • Abstracts, bios, and speaker information from abstracts selected for presentation will be published in the GWPC Events app for conference attendees.

    Key Dates

    • July 1, 2020 - Deadline for Presentation Abstract Submittal
    • July 6, 2020 - Notification of Acceptance for Presentations