Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

2019 Annual Forum |  Oklahoma City, OK  |  September 15-17, 2019

The GWPC is now accepting abstracts for the 2019 Annual Forum to be held at the Sheraton Downtown OKC on Sept. 15 - 17, 2019.

We're looking forward to this year's agenda. We are seeking abstracts for presentations in the following categories.

Detailed Category Descriptions:

  • Energy & Water Environmental Initiatives
    • Hydraulic fracturing sampling (pre/post)
    • Produced water midstream case studies / examples
    • Other initiatives
    • Alternative water sources for energy
  • Source Water Protection
    • State, regional and local source water collaboratives
    • Strategies for addressing emerging contaminants
    • Partnerships and funding strategies to address nitrate in groundwater
    • Examples of coordination with Clean Water Act and other programs to protect and improve sources of drinking water, including groundwater/surface water interaction
    • Climate change impacts on source water - incorporating into updated assessments and planning for resiliency practices
  • Emerging Technology & Practices Affecting Groundwater: Regulatory Impacts
    • ​Water treatment technology
    • New energy industry environmental technologies - educating regulators
    • New techology research/case studies
  • Aquifer Storage & Recovery | Managed Aquifer Recharge
    • Case studies
    • Changes in state regulatory programs
    • Opportunity vs Challenges
    • Public-Private Partnerships For Managed Aquifer Recharge
  • Water Supply (Groundwater Management)
    • State water plans (as pertain to groundwater)
    • Groundwater sustainability and management studies
    • Preserving water habitats dependent on groundwater
    • Groundwater depletion solutions
  • Stormwater
    • UIC Class V Stormwater
    • Non-point source effects of urbanization on groundwater
    • Groundwater/surface water interaction
  • Groundwater Monitoring / Data
  • Other Topics 

To submit an abstract, simply fill out the online abstract submittal form. Abstract requirements are listed below. Abstracts are due by Monday, May 20. Abstracts will be reviewed and selections will be made by Monday, June 3, 2019.

Preliminary agenda and hotel 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 Mobile app for conference attendees.

    Key Dates

    • May 20, 2019 - Deadline for Presentation Abstract Submittal
    • June 3, 2019 - Notification of Acceptance for Presentations 
    • Sept. 9, 2019 - PowerPoint Presentations Submittal Deadline