The 2017 Summit and Groundwater Week have been designed to provide both educational and networking experiences to all who work in the groundwater industry. Every opportunity to maximize the foundations of groundwater science with water supply, resource protection, and remediation will be applied to this premier groundwater event. There will indeed be something for everyone involved in groundwater at some point during this week. We learn best from each other and thus we invite you to share your research, technology transfer, unique applications, and experience in one of a variety of options in Nashville.
All submissions are captured electronically and the content management system turns off at 11:59 p.m. ET on April 28, 2017.
Speakers will be notified about their acceptance four weeks after the abstract submission deadline.
Activity Areas will be located within the exhibit hall and presentations will be scheduled on Wednesday and Thursday. Hands-on experiences should be designed for a 25 to 30-minute period. Fifteen minutes prior to and following the activity are allocated for setting up and tearing down.
Workshops will be presented on Tuesday, with limited times on Wednesday and Thursday and are allotted 60 minutes for presentation and question and answer periods. They should be designed with learning objectives and an approach to engage the audience. Workshops must be noncommercial in nature and oriented toward technology transfer or skill enhancement. Should NGWA receive numerous submissions on the same topic, it reserves the right to select on the criteria of highest quality and earliest time of submission.
Outdoor Demonstrations may be offered on Friday. Said demonstrations must portray skills and competencies appropriate for those working in the groundwater industry. Areas in which such demonstrations are presented should be within a 20-minute or less drive from Music City Center. Submitter must have selected an appropriate site (able to accommodate passenger bus) for such demonstrations. Submissions should focus on one of these categories:
Short Courses (free-standing) will be presented on Thursday/Friday. These noncommercial courses may be one or two days in duration and must contain learning objectives that can be achieved in the time addressed.
Field Trips (free-standing) will be scheduled for Friday and should pertain to groundwater research or application or water supply in some manner. Ideally the site should be within one-hour’s drive of Music City Center and the activity planned to last four to six hours.
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