2021 Annual Forum

2021 Annual Forum

GWPC Converts 2021 Annual Forum to Fully Virtual Conference

Join us September 27-29 for the 2021 GWPC Annual Forum.

Attendees will discuss topics important to the protection of our nation's groundwater through live sessions, interactive round tables and discussion group and networking opportunities.

**Out of abundance of caution related to the continuing worldwide pandemic of Covid-19, the Ground Water Protection Council Annual Forum, Sept. 27-29, 2021, is being converted to a fully virtual conference.

After you are registered for the Annual Forum, here are instructions to access the conference from Whova, our conference virtual platform:

We’re excited to announce that Whova, the official app for Ground Water Protection Council Annual Forum, is now ready to access! Watch this tutorial video from members of the GWPC staff to help you navigate the conference app.

Already Have a Whova Account?
If you already have a Whova account connected to this email from a previous conference, Ground Water Protection Council Annual Forum has been added to your account. You can simply go to the Whova Web App or the Whova app on your phone or device and log in. If you have forgotten your password, you will need to use the “Forgot your password” link to reset it. If you don’t have a Whova account yet, please see the next steps for how to create one.

Log In To Whova Web App (Google Chrome)
Using the Whova Web App on your computer will be the easiest way to view sessions. The web app requires the latest version of Google Chrome. Download and install it first if you do not have it installed. Or, click here to learn how to upgrade to the latest version.

Here is how to access the web app:

  • Click here to go to the Web App (make sure to open in Google Chrome).
  • Click “Sign up here” to create a Whova account. Use the same email address you used when registering for the event. If you already have a Whova account, just sign in.
  • Once you are logged in, you should be taken directly to your event, and you can begin navigating through the app immediately!

Log In To Whova Mobile App (iOS/Android)
The Mobile App will allow you to view sessions on your phone or tablet. It also adds additional features such as networking with attendees. To download the mobile app, follow these instructions on the device you want use:

  • Click here to go to the Whova App download page (or search your app store for “Whova”).
  • Click the appropriate button for your device to download the app from your app store.
  • Once in the app, click “Sign up” to create a Whova account. Use the same email address you used when registering for the event. If you already have a Whova account, just sign in.
  • Once you are logged in, you should be taken directly to your event, and you can begin navigating through the app immediately!

To learn more about Whova, we recommend you check out the Whova Attendee Guide. If you need any help using the app, feel free to reach out to our help desk. You can email [email protected] anytime or call 405.605.5859 during the event hours.

Enjoy Ground Water Protection Council Annual Forum!

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Please note - on August 27, 2021 the GWPC announced we are moving to a fully virtual format for the 2021 Annual Forum. All sessions will be held in Central time. 

Registration Costs

  • Government - $475 
  • Non-Government - $525 
  • One Day Rate - $225
  • Presenter Rate - $195

Register Online

** Please note, this event is now fully virtual. All sessions are in Central time. Registrants will receive an email on Friday, Sept. 24 with instructions on how to download the Whova conference app. Please log in with the email you submitted in your registration.

For the past couple of years Barr Engineering has been helping the city of Provo, Utah, to develop a broad Aquifer Storage and Recovery Program. Declining groundwater levels and a population that is expected to double in the next 40 years has the city in high gear to establish a long-term sustainable water supply.

After identifying a number of potential sites and doing geophysical surveys, five sites were identified (3 infiltration and 2 injection sites). Working with the state regulators and the city, pilot studies have been completed at all 5 sites and final design is now being prepared.

This virtual field trip follows Jeff Davis, Barr Engineering, to two infiltration sites, Rock Canyon and Riverview Park. Rock Canyon sits on the east side of Provo in the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. Pilot tests have been very favorable and the plan is to infiltrate up to 15,000 acre-feet per year of water into the aquifer. The other infiltration site visited is Riverview Park. This beautiful park is located in the middle of a neighborhood in Provo. Water infiltrated to the subsurface is coming directly from the Provo River. 

This session will be available to watch at any time during the conference. Attendees will be able to find it by clicking on the Virtual Field Trip session on the Wednesday tab in the Whova conference app. Please note, Jeff Davis will be available LIVE to answer questions about the projects in the Virtual Field Trip session's chat function in the app on Wednesday, Sept. 29 from 2 - 3 p.m. (Central).

 

Special thanks to our 2021 Sponsors!

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