2022 Annual & UIC Conference

2022 Annual & UIC Conference

This year we are excited to merge the GWPC UIC Conference with our Annual Forum.

Join us in person or virtually June 21-23, 2022 in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah.

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.



Abstracts & Speaker Bios

We are offering a hybrid attendee experience for this conference with both in-person and virtual attendance options.

Conference Rates:

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

Covid Exposure and Conference Mask Policy:

GWPC asks that Annual Forum attendees follow CDC guidelines should they test positive for Covid: 

"Everyone who has presumed or confirmed COVID-19 should stay home and isolate from other people for at least 5 full days (day 0 is the first day of symptoms or the date of the day of the positive viral test for asymptomatic persons). They should wear a mask in public for an additional 5 days. People who are confirmed to have COVID-19 or are showing symptoms of COVID-19 need to isolate regardless of their vaccination status." 

We are offering both virtual and in person attendance options. At any time an attendee can choose to attend virtually should they feel more comfortable by simply utilizing the conference Whova app to watch the sessions.  GWPC is allowing attendees personal choice on whether they wear masks. Masks are welcome but optional.

Sheraton Salt Lake City


The event will be held at the Sheraton Salt Lake City in downtown SLC, Utah. A hotel room block has been set up at the conference rate - $128 per night. 

The hotel room block booking period ends on June 3, 2022.

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Venue Information:

Centrally situated in the downtown business and entertainment districts, Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel offers contemporary amenities for business and leisure travelers visiting Utah. Stay in downtown Salt Lake City amid some of the area's top attractions, including Temple Square, Vivint Smart Home Arena, Utah State Capitol, City Creek Center and Eccles Theater. Before beginning your day, grab a coffee at our full-service Starbucks® or savor distinctive fare at our hotel restaurant. Business travelers in Salt Lake City love our elevated event space, enhanced by expert planning, custom catering options and a great location within three blocks of Salt Palace Convention Center. Cap a memorable day with a swim in our outdoor pool and a workout in our well-equipped fitness center. Our spacious hotel accommodations feature flat-screen TVs, high-speed Wi-Fi, comfortable beds, room service and downtown cityscape views. Turn your Utah getaway into an unforgettable experience at Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel.

Join us in Salt Lake City for the following networking opportunities. Attending virtually? Access the conference Community Board within our app to engage with other attendees on topics of interest.

ASR-MAR Field Trip - Provo 

Tuesday, June 21 | 1 - 5 pm

Pre-registration Required (Limited Availability) 
For the past three years Jeff Davis and Barr Engineering have 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 and permitting have been prepared for a full scale program.
This field trip will visit two of our infiltration sites, Rock Canyon and Riverview Park as well as the diversion where the source water will be diverted from the Provo River.
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 we will visit is Riverview Park. This beautiful park is located in the middle of a neighborhood in Provo. Water infiltrated to the subsurface is (or will be) coming directly from the Provo River.
Jeff as well as Provo staff will describe the project at both ASR sites and diversion and will be able to answer questions. This will be a fun and informative field trip.


Hotel Networking Reception - Sheraton Salt Lake City

Tuesday, June 21 | 5:30 - 7 pm

We're so happy to see everyone in person again! Join us for drinks and hors d'oeuvres while networking with fellow attendees. 


Reception: Keys on Main

Wednesday, June 22 | 6:00 - 8:30 pm

Join us for dinner and live piano entertainment. Guests will be encouraged to request songs for the entertainers to sing and play.


Conference Wine Down Happy Hour - Sheraton Salt Lake City

Thursday, June 23 | 5:00 - 6:00 pm

The Ground Water Research & Education Foundation is offering scholarships to a state applicants for the upcoming 2022 Annual & UIC Conference in Salt Lake City. 

To be eligible, applicants must work for a state or tribal agency. 

Thank you for your interest in a scholarship. At this time, all scholarship requests have been reviewed and we have reached our capacity. If you have any questions, please reach out directly to Erica Carr, ecarr@gwpc.org. 

The GWPC Annual & UIC Conferences attract attendees from across the country! This year we are very excited to offer both in-person AND virtual options for attendance. We will be meeting in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah at the Sheraton Salt Lake City.

The in-person experience will feature live sessions with built in networking and topics based discussion opportunities throughout the day. We have also contracted with a world-class event producer who will enable virtual attendees  to have high quality real-time access to conference sessions. Both conference experiences allow for access to recorded content post event in addition to other attendee info and in-app discussion groups.

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