2023 Annual Forum

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09/12/2023 - 09/14/2023

Tampa, Florida, Westshore Grand Hotel FL

“Looking Back, Moving Forward: 40 Years of Advancing Groundwater Protection and Sustainability”

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Well Site Plugging & Abandonment Workshop
J. Dan Arthur | President | ALL Consulting, LLC

General Session

Nick Tew, GWPC President

An Overview: Ground Water Research & Education Foundation
Stan Belieu, GWREF President

Water Lessons Learned from Israel
Shellie Chard, Oklahoma DEQ, GWPC Treasurer, Board Trustee Water Environment Federation

EJ at EPA Today
Matthew Tejada, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Environmental Justice, US Environmental Protection Agency

Produced Water

U.S. Produced Water Volumes and Management Practices in 2021
Jon Seekins, ALL Consulting

GWPC Produced Water Report – 2023 Update
Mark Kidder, ALL Consulting

Characterization of Oil-Field Brines and Estimation of Gross Values for Elements of Interest in Produced Waters
Kyle Murray, PhD, Murray GeoConsulting, LLC

Induced Seismicity

Regulation of Disposal Wells In Seismically Active Areas of Texas
Paul Dubois, PE, Railroad Commission of Texas

Modern Oil and Gas Development: A Primer (2023 Update)
Dan Arthur, ALL Consulting

New Energy Challenges & Opportunities

Water, Energy, Food Nexus – What’s in the Works?
Ashwin Dhanasekar, The Water Research Foundation

Geothermal 101 – The Heat Beneath Our Feet
Dave Boden, PhD, Truckee Meadows Community College (Retired)

Aquifer Storage & Recovery and Managed Aquifer Recharge

Reuse for Recharge: Opportunities for Water Reuse in EAR and ASR
Justin Mattingly, U.S. EPA, Water Reuse Program

Texas Water Development Board ASR and AR Program Overview and Update
Andrea Croskrey, Texas Water Development Board

MAR Well Design for a Challenging Environment
Mark Williams, Earth Data, Inc.

Preliminary Data from the U.S. EPA MAR site in the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer in Oklahoma
Douglas Beak, PhD, US EPA

Aspects of Adapting an Existing Deep Sandstone Well for Re-Use as an ASR Well
Michael Anderson, Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources

Aquifer Storage and Recovery – Case Studies of Long-Term Operational Success
Pete Larkin, ASRus, LLC

Envisioning the Potential of Aquifer Recharge in Florida
Mark McNeal, ASRus, LLC

Update on the Lake Okeechobee Watershed ASR Program
Bob Verrastro, South Florida Management District (Retired)

Environmental Data Management

Combining Multi-Agency Data and Analytical Tools for Assessing Municipal-Scale Water Resiliency
Michael Young, PhD, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin

Alabama WaterSTAR: A New Groundwater Assessment Tool
Gregory Guthrie, Geological Survey of Alabama

A New Tool for Quantifying Impacts to Hydro-Economic Well Performance
Justin Thompson, PhD, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin

The USGS National Groundwater Monitoring Network and the USGS Climate Response Network
Jason Fine, The USGS National Groundwater Monitoring Network and the USGS Climate Response Network

Class VI Underground Injection Control

Class VI Primacy in Louisiana: Expectations and Realities
Laura Sorey, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources

Carbon Sequestration and the Texas Class VI UIC Program
Bryce J. McKee, Texas Railroad Commission, Oil & Gas Division

A Computational Modeling Approach to Critical Pressure Calculations for Class VI Area of Review Delineation
Charles Hostetler, SCS Engineers

An Overview of the GWPC Class VI Injection Control Curriculum for Regulators
Susan Hovorka, PhD, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas & Laura Sorey, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources

Carbon Capture & Underground Storage

Developing Carbon Storage Infrastructure through Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (Carbon-SAFE)
Mark L McKoy, PhD, US DOE, NETL

Nationwide Assessment of Saline Reservoir CO2 Storage Properties and Sequestration Costs for the United States using the SCO2TPRO Sequestration Screening Tool
Kyle Cox, Carbon Solutions, LLC

Keys to Assuring Storage Permanence in Class VI Projects
Susan Hovorka, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas

Designing CCS Infrastructure to Meet National Goals
Richard Middleton, Carbon Solutions, LLC

The State of UIC – Challenges, Opportunities & Success

Arizona Primacy of the Underground Injection Control Program
Daniel Reeder, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

Ohio’s Class II Disposal Well Rule Revision
Kenny Brown, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management

Overview and Impact of Florida Senate Bill 64 on the State’s Water Disposal Options
Joseph Haberfeld, P.G., ASRus, LLC

Source Water Protection

Collaboration is Key: Protecting Source Water in Nebraska Through Multi-Organization Efforts to Implement Management Practices, Expand Education, and Engage the Public
Amanda Osborn and Connor McFayden, Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy

Minnesota’s Source Water Protection Collaborative
Britta Dornfeld, Environmental Initiative

Utilizing Source Water Protection Implementation Survey Data to Target Outreach and Develop Resources for Public Water Systems in the State of Ohio
Mackenzie Rutherford, Ohio EPA


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Tampa, Florida, Westshore Grand Hotel
Tampa, FL 33609