Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

2019 Underground Injection Control Conference | February 24-27

The GWPC is now accepting abstracts for the 2019 Underground Injection Control Conference, to be held February 24-27, in Fort Worth, Texas.

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

Detailed Category Descriptions:

  • CWA Discharges to Groundwater via Underground Injection
    • State programs
    • UIC/CWA program nexus
    • Differences in states' authorities to address water quality protection
    • Groundwater quality problems
  • Aquifer Storage & Recovery | Managed Aquifer Recharge
    • Project examples
    • Technical issues and problems 
    • Regulatory issues and state initiatives
    • Water supply resiliency 
    • Capturing flood water for aquifer recharge
    • PFAS issues
  • Produced Water
    • Case studies: use of produced water inside and outside of the oil field 
    • Environmental Issues
    • Industry/Technical Issues
    • Alternate Use
  • Seismic Activity and Responses
    • Regulation & Practice - State examples, public communication, updated rules/regs, innovative partnerships
    • Technology & Science - Tools & practices used to measure or mitigate seismic activity
    • Class II UIC State Data - Field inspection, state upgrades, risk assessment, area of review
    • Case Studies
  • Class I UIC Wells
    • No-migration petitions
    • Aging well issues
    • Pore space competition
  • Class II & VI UIC Wells
    • Updates on UIC primacy
    • General issues and technology
    • Class II regulatory updates
  • Class III Uranium & Salt Mining
    • Current Class III mining activities, issues and regulations
    • Fluid migration studies
    • Closure and post-closure at in-situ mining sites
  • Class V UIC Wells Used For:
    • Groundwater and soil remediation
    • Heat pump and AC return flow
    • Sewage treatment
    • Stormwater drainage
    • Motor vehicle waste disposal
    • Industrial waste disposal
    • Experimental purposes including biosolids disposal
  • Traning/Workshops
  • Other Topics 

To submit an abstract, simply fill out the online abstract submittal form. Abstract requirements are listed below. Abstracts are due by Wednesday, Nov. 21. Abstracts will be reviewed and selections will be made by Friday, Nov. 30

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

    • Nov. 21, 2018 - Deadline for Presentation Abstract Submittal
    • Nov. 30, 2018 - Notification of Acceptance for Presentations 
    • Feb. 22, 2019 - PowerPoint Presentations Submittal Deadline