Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

2018 Annual Forum | September 10-13

The GWPC is now accepting abstracts for the 2018 Annual Forum, to be held September 10-13, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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

Detailed Category Descriptions:

  • Water Quality/Quantity Monitoring
    • State examples
    • Case studies
    • The role of "big data" in water quality and quantity monitoring
  • Produced Water
    • Legal and regulatory frameworks for produced water including:
      • Federal and state regulation of produced water management
      • Produced water ownership and liability issues
      • Regulatory and operational standards for managing produced water
      • Legal or regulatory barriers to increased produced water use/ reuse
      • Public acceptance of produced water use
    • Status, opportunities and research needs for produced water use inside the oilfield including:
      • Current water management practices
      • Challenges and opportunities related to water management
      • Current and evolving business models and trends
      • Research needs to facilitate faster growth of use
      • Policy initiatives that have or can facilitate faster growth of use
    • Status, opportunities and research needs for produced water use outside the oilfield including:
      • Regional drivers for investigating the use of produced water       
      • Data & information relevant to alternative uses
      • Potential categories of alternative uses
      • Evidence-based risk assessment
      • Frameworks for evaluating alternative use options
      • Fit for purpose research
      • Current state of knowledge & practice
      • Residuals waste management
  • Class II Issues
    • Induced seismicity (studies, conclusions)
    • State case studies
  • Protecting Groundwater at the Source
    • State program implementation
    • State/federal/local collaboration
    • Case studies
  • Emerging Groundwater Contaminants 
    • Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
    • Legislation & rulemaking
    • State efforts
    • Collaborative efforts
  • Class V UIC Wells Issues Including:
    • Stormwater management
    • Aquifer storage & recovery
    • Water quality issues related to injection
    • Large capacity septic systems
  • Other Areas of Interest Including:
    • The role of states & federal goverment in protecting groundwater
    • Topics related to Class I and Class III underground injection control

To submit an abstract, please complete the online submittal form no later than Friday, May 25. The GWPC will make selections and notify presenters by June 1.



    • 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 25, 2018 - Deadline for Presentation Abstract Submittal
    • June 1, 2018 - Notification of Acceptance for Presentations 
    • September 7, 2018 - PowerPoint Presentations Submittal Deadline