2019 Annual Forum

uic conf image09/15/2019 - 09/17/2019
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Mechanical Integrity Testing Workshop

Workshop Training Materials
Elwood Vogel & Brian Pfeiff

General Session

Arkansas Oil & Gas Commission, GWPC Board President
Lawrence Bengal

Collaboration and Innovation: We Are In It Together
Sr. Director, Government Affairs & Strategic Partnerships, Water Environment Federation
Claudio Ternieden

US EPA Update
Director, U.S. EPA Drinking Water Protection Division, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water
Anita Thompkins

Produced Water

GWPC Produced Water Final Report: Regulations, Current Practices and Research Needs
Oklahoma DEQ
Shellie Chard

EPA Oil and Gas Extraction Study and Next Steps
US EPA, Office of Water, Engineering & Analysis Division
Robert Wood

The National Energy Technology Laboratory's Water-Energy Nexus R&D Program
Tom Feeley

Emerging Groundwater Contaminants

Recommendations to Improve the Management & Response to Contaminants of Emerging Concern – Recommendations from ACWA & ASDWA
New Hampshire DEQ
Brandon Kernen

Groundwater Protection from PFAS Contaminants
SCS Engineers
Viraj deSilva, Ph.D, PE, BCEE

Source Water Protection Workshop

Shellie Chard

Working with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS): Farm Bill Opportunities for Source Water Protection & Tips for Working with NRCS State Conservationists
Acting NRCS Regional Conservationist - Central
Salvador Salinas

Working with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS): Farm Bill Opportunities for Source Water Protection & Tips for Working with NRCS State Conservationists
NRCS State Conservationist - Oklahoma
Gary O'Neill

Collaboration to Improve Source Water Protection on Agricultural and Forested Lands
Geologist Supervisor and Source Water Protection Manager, Arkansas Department of Health (ADH)
Darcia Routh

Clean Water Act (CWA) and NRCS Conservation Programs - Including source water in watershed plans to leverage CWA funding and NRCS conservation projects
Water Quality Assessment Section Supervisor, Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE)
Ryan Chapman

Leveraging the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Set-Asides
Kara Goodwin

Using EPA’s Drinking Water Mapping Application to Protect Source Waters (DWMAPS) to Update Source Water Assessments
Source Water Protection State Lead, West Virginia American Water
Erica Pauken

Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide

Comparative Summary of O&G Injection Wells and CO2 EOR and CO2 Storage Wells
TSA, Inc.
Talib Syed

UIC Class VI Permit Refinements
Robert F Van Voorhees PLLC
Bob Van Voorhees

Evaluating the Risk to Groundwater from Geologic Carbon Storage Projects
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Diana Bacon, Ph.D.

Energy & Water Environmental Initiatives

Case Study: Design and Construction of Produced Water Infrastructure for Start-Up Operators and Midstream Companies
Ross Group
Jason Seneker

Risk Posed to Groundwater Resources by the Disposal of Produced Water into Unlined Produced Water Ponds in California
PSE Healthy Energy
Dominic DiGiulio, Ph.D.

Preliminary Results of New Produced Water Volume and Management Study – A GWREF Funded Project
Veil Environmental
John Veil

Aquifer Management

ASR Operations in the US: Historic Analysis with Updates Beyond the 2013 Inventory
Eastern Research Group, Inc.
Chi Ho Sham

New Developments in Aquifer Storage and Recovery in Texas 2019
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Lorrie Council

Groundwater Supply & Conservation

Inorganic Membranes for Produced Water Treatment
Oklahoma State University
Seok-Jhiin Kim, Ph.D.

Are Horizontal Wells Right for Development of Groundwater Resources in Garber-Wellington Aquifer
CP&Y, Inc.
James Roberts

What Happens When a State Agency Wins a Farming Competition?
Nebraska DEE
Marty Link

State Panel: Emerging Technology & Practices

Ohio Drone Program
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Ohio Department of Natural Resources


Urban Stormwater to Enhance Water Supply
Colorado State University
Sybil Sharvelle

The Influence of Green Infrastructure Practices on Groundwater Quality: The State of Science” Douglas Beak
Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center
Douglas Beak, Ph.D.

Oklahoma DEQ Stormwater Program
Oklahoma DEQ
Karen Steele

Groundwater Monitoring and Data Management

A New Toolbox for Wellhead Protection
Olsson & Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE)
Colby Osborn & Ryan Chapman

RBDMS-Environmental: A Foundation for Water Budgets and Shaping Policy in Alabama
Geological Survey of Alabama
Ann Arnold

RBDMS Environmental Overview
Paul Jehn