Call for Papers

Fate of PFAS: From Groundwater to Tap Water (#5010)

Durham, NH
August 5-19, 2020

This National Ground Water Association (NGWA) conference focuses on the fate and transport of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from contaminated sites through groundwater, surface water, and other environmental media to drinking water systems. The chemistry and environmental behavior of PFAS, as well as regulatory and toxicological evolution, create significant challenges for project planning, risk communication, and programmatic management. This conference will address hydrologic and environmental issues as well as provide updates on regulations and toxicological studies and their effect on groundwater cleanup standards. Conference panelists will include regulators, toxicologists, and water supply managers. The conference is intended to provide an opportunity to share lessons learned and present state-of-the-practice in scientific and management approaches to addressing this high-profile issue.

Abstracts are solicited on these general topics:

  • Environmental fate and transport of PFAS
  • Effects of groundwater-surface water interactions on the fate and transport of PFAS
  • Conceptual models of PFAS behavior in the environment
  • Mathematical modeling of PFAS in hydrologic systems
  • PFAS in public and private water supplies
  • Risk characterization and communication
  • Remediation technology, treatment, and disposal

Abstracts are due through NGWA's electronic systems by 11:59 p.m. PT on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 and must be submitted in sentence form and without bullet points on our website.

Titles should be limited to 100 characters or less and abstracts should be limited to 300 words or less.

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  1. Enter Title

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  2. Enter Authors

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

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  4. Confirmation

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  5. General Instructions

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