CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Virtual Summit

Groundwater Week

Conference Sessions

The 2021 Groundwater Week Summit is being designed to provide both educational and networking experiences for all who work in the groundwater industry. We will address science and application.

The National Ground Water Association is soliciting submissions for various types of offerings at the 2021 Groundwater Week Virtual Summit. Educational offerings will include conference sessions, extended learning sessions, poster sessions, and workshops. All offerings will be evaluated on the most current and relevant groundwater research, practical application, and overall impact to groundwater science and the industry. All entries should focus on technology transfer (no sales pitches) and must be written in sentence form without bullet points. NGWA may adjust event formats and scheduling as circumstances necessitate.

All submissions will be captured electronically through the content management system through May 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

Groundwater Summit virtual conference sessions will be scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Each presenter will have a 20-minute presentation slot in which to include a self-introduction, research or practical application results, and time for questions and answers. Submission topics for platform presentations, as well as extended learning sessions, posters, and workshops are:

  • Anything Else Groundwater
  • This session will be populated with subjects that do not logically fit under the other three as indicated below.

  • Groundwater Quality and Sustainability
  • This session will include abstracts on groundwater quality and quantity, groundwater monitoring and modeling, sustainable practice, and groundwater management. Submitters should address cutting-edge technology with new tools and innovative uses of existing tools and techniques.

  • Groundwater Remediation
  • The groundwater remediation session will consider contaminant transformation, sequestration, and removal using all strategies and technologies including biological, chemical, and physical remediation, and combinations of those. Specific emphasis will be placed on combined technologies, as these have been demonstrated to meet site remedial goals faster than singular technologies. The contaminants considered will include all compounds that are regulated and/or problematic in groundwater.

  • Managed Aquifer Recharge
  • This session invites abstracts addressing geologic and engineering expertise for the design of MAR systems, the positive benefits of MAR including its role in groundwater management and resiliency, and potential business opportunities.

Deadline for New Submissions: Saturday, May 1, 2021

Posters

Posters will be scheduled during the Groundwater Summit and be presented electronically and must include some supporting graphics or visual displays. Accepted presenters should plan for a 20-minute segments allowing some time for questions and answers.
Deadline for New Submissions: Saturday, May 1, 2021

Extended Learning Sessions

These 90-minute slots are provided to allow a more in-depth exploration of current groundwater science and technology.

Deadline for New Submissions: Saturday, May 1, 2021


Summit Workshops

These 60-minute programs are intended to present specific concepts and outcomes on current groundwater issues.

Prompts during the submission process will alert submitters to word limits for titles and abstracts. A bio sketch need only be three sentences capturing your current affiliation and the groundwater-related activities you perform or oversee related to your presentation.

Deadline for New Submissions: Saturday, May 1, 2021

Each accepted presenter is expected to:

  • Register for the event by the stated speaker deadline
  • Self-record and submit the recording in the required format by the stated deadline
  • Participate in the live question and answer period following the presentation

Groundwater Week Workshops


2021 Groundwater Week Call for Workshop Submissions

December 14-16, 2021

Music City Center – Nashville, Tennessee

The National Ground Water Association is soliciting workshop submissions for the 2021 Groundwater Week—the best of theory turned into practical application. Survey results from the 2020 Groundwater Week overwhelmingly indicated attendees preferred fewer and extremely high-quality offerings, and NGWA will accommodate. All submissions should reflect new and improved technologies, current industry application, and influences with ramifications to the groundwater industry and those who work in it.

Three concurrent workshop sessions will be offered at various times on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Each workshop will be allocated 60 minutes and each actual presentation should be at least 52 minutes in length or it will be ineligible for state-recognized continuing education credit. NGWA may adjust event formats and scheduling as circumstances necessitate.

Submissions will be capture through the electronic submission system until May 1 at 11:59 p.m. PT when it will close.

We are seeking submissions on the following topic areas:

Submissions should address one of these major topic areas:

  • Business Management and Diversification
  • Drilling Operations and Well Construction
  • Geothermal Operations
  • Groundwater Monitoring
  • Safe Practice
  • Water Quality
  • Water Systems Installation and Operation
  • Well Maintenance and Rehabilitation
  • Well Owner Outreach and Education

All submissions must be written in sentence form without bullet points. Prompts during the submission process will alert submitters to word limits for titles and descriptions.

Individuals and companies are limited to a maximum of four workshop submissions without guarantee any submission will be accepted.

A bio sketch need only be three sentences capturing your current affiliation and the groundwater-related activities you perform or oversee.

Each accepted workshop presenter is expected to:

  • Register for the event by the stated speaker deadline
  • Submit PowerPoint™ visuals through Speakers Corner by the stated deadline
  • Commit to conducting the workshop in person on the scheduled date and time and that presentation time will be at least 52 minutes.
  • Focus on technology transfer without ANY sales pitches
  • Fund their participation expenses—no compensation is provided by NGWA.
Deadline for New Submissions: Saturday, May 1, 2021