Annual Forum Information

Join us for the 2023 Annual Forum in beautiful Tampa, Florida, Sept. 12 – 14 for an engaging conference and celebration of an important milestone for the GWPC.

For 40 years the GWPC has worked with our member states to ensure the protection and conservation of groundwater resources for all beneficial uses. This special 40th anniversary conference brings together the best and brightest in the field to discuss the latest research, innovations, and advancements in groundwater science, regulation and management.

This is a unique opportunity to join us in celebrating 40 years of progress and innovation in groundwater conservation and protection. Register now to secure your spot at this event and be a part of shaping the future of groundwater protection for years to come!

Registration Costs:

  • Government: $575 (Early Bird Rate $500 prior to July 15)
  • Non-Government: $625 (Early Bird Rate $550 prior to July 15)
  • One Day Rate: $300
  • Presenter Rate:$195

Westshore Grand HotelThe GWPC Annual Forum is hosted at the Westshore Grand Hotel in Tampa, Florida.


$154 Traditional King Room (Cut Off Monday, August 21, 2023)

Down the street from the Westshore Business District, The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa features spacious rooms with floor to ceiling windows a magnificent rooftop pool. Our hotel is conveniently located near Tampa International Airport, Straz Performing Arts Center and the University of Tampa.

Scroll to view our interactive agenda below. Click on dates to view daily schedule and speaker links to view bios. Expand each session to view presentation titles. Please note agenda is subject to changes and will be updated accordingly.


Looking for to showcase your company or organization to GWPC attendees?  The Annual Forum attracts attendees from across the country. Typical attendees include state and federal regulatory officials, policy leaders, acedemia, industry leaders, consultants and NGO representatives.

Take a look at our Sponsor Prospectus to view our sponsorship levels and benefits!

The Ground Water Research & Education Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications from state employees who wish to attend the 2023 Annual Forum in Tampa, Florida.

Applications are due Friday, June 30, 2023.

Scholarships are open to state agency employees.