Call for Abstracts

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, while small in comparison to most other states, is a microcosm of groundwater issues. Groundwater is the sole source of drinking water in many communities here, and rapid population growth has stressed some supplies because of competing needs. How do we maintain streamflows in these stressed areas while preserving baseline groundwater quality and sufficient quantities to meet all needs? What are the threats to coastal waters from wastewater disposal, and how can we ensure the resources are protected? How do bedrock aquifers fit into future sustainability of water resources and ecosystem health? Periods of drought and flood present groundwater management challenges. How will we meet these challenges?

Therefore, this conference seeks abstracts on Massachusetts groundwater issues such as, but not limited, to:

  • Maintaining streamflows and water supplies in stressed basins with substantial groundwater use;
  • Protecting groundwater resources and ecosystem health from the adverse impacts of disposal practices in upland and coastal areas;
  • Ensuring wise use and management of the Commonwealth’s bedrock and alluvial aquifers and meeting the challenges posed by climate variability and long-term change.

Abstracts must be submitted in sentence form and without bullet points by Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Word limits are 15 words or less for titles and 300 words or less for abstracts.

Steps and Instructions:

  1. Enter Title

    Enter your title, and any comments to organizers.
  2. Enter Authors

    Enter author name, affiliation, and contact information.
  3. Enter Abstract Text

    You will be able to copy/paste your abstract into a text box.
  4. Confirmation

    You will have a chance to look over the submission to make sure all is complete.
  5. General Instructions

    No names or titles should be included in the abstract text. Names will be automatically hidden during the abstract review process and will be automatically inserted and properly formatted upon publication.

    Presenting authors will be automatically informed of the unique ID numbers and passwords assigned to their abstracts. Abstracts may be viewed and modified at any time between submission and the deadline, using the assigned ID# and password.

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