Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

2017 Annual Forum | September 27-29

The GWPC is now accepting abstracts for the 2017 Annual Forum held this September in Boston. 

We're looking forward to this year's agenda. Here is a list of categories we are currently seeking to fill:

Ground Water Quality & Quantity

  • Stormwater Management & Groundwater Protection
  • Source Water Protection in the Northeast
  • Source Water Protection Collaboration Examples
  • Groundwater Monitoring (Quality & Quantity)
  • Groundwater/Surface Water Interaction
  • Groundwater Protection & Brownfields
  • Brackish/Saline Water Desalination & Use for Municipal, Industrial and other Uses

Underground Injection Control

  • Class I/III Technical Issues
  • Class II/VI Technical Issues
  • Class V UIC:  Issues and Priorities

Other Topics

  • Gas Storage
    • Case studies
    • Need for and genesis of gas storage in the U.S.
    • Natural gas storage vs storage of liquid hydrocarbons - Differences/Similarities
    • Protecting groundwater during storage field operations
  • Produced Water
    • Case studies of produced water reuse
    • Potential for reuse of produced water in and out of oilfield
    • Treatment technologies to make produced water usable
    • Managing treatment residuals
    • Practical, legal and technical aspects of matching reuse needs to produced water availability
  • Oil & Gas - Showcasing State Agility & Results
    • Case studies of state programs that use technology, data management, and proactive regulation to protect groundwater
    • How states coordinate actions between agencies to implement effective programs
    • How states are coping with the downturn in industry activity and funding

To submit an abstract, please complete the online submittal form no later than June 16, 2017. The GWPC will make selections and notify presenters by June 26, 2017.



    • 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

    • June 16, 2017 - Deadline for Presentation Abstract Submittal
    • June 26, 2017 - Notification of Acceptance for Presentations
    • Sept. 20, 2017 - PowerPoint Presentations Submittal Deadline