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Educational Offerings

Groundwater Week 2023 will be offering a full lineup of educational offerings starting the morning of Tuesday, December 5. Whether you need CEUs for certification or state licensing, want a refresher, or would like to learn something new, you’ll find it here!

Call for submissions now open!

All submissions must be made online via our conference management platform and are due by May 15, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

Groundwater Week is the premier annual event for new products, education, and networking in the groundwater industry. In striving to maintain this position, NGWA is seeking submissions for science-oriented and practical application educational programming designed to be relevant to, and benefit, the various sectors of groundwater industry professionals. Submissions promoting technology transfer, scientific studies and data, and innovative tools and techniques are sought in formats inclusive of conference platform/poster presentations, workshop/learning sessions, and roundtable discussions.

The number of presentation slots is limited for any type of offering. We encourage all submitters to focus on technology transfer, innovation, timely data, and current best practices.

Types of submissions

Contractor workshops

  • 60-minute workshop — instructor-led education class focused on transferring skills and knowledge to attendees. Conference topics include —
    • Business Management
    • Drilling Operations and Well Construction
    • Sustainable and Available Groundwater
    • Safety and Compliance
    • Well Maintenance and Rehabilitation
    • Water Systems.

Science & Engineering Forum

  • Platform presentation — a 20-minute slot to share research or practical application results.
  • Poster presentation — research information in the form of a paper poster that conference participants may view during a poster session.
  • Extended learning session —60-minute slot to allow a more in-depth exploration of current groundwater science and technology.
  • Forum topics include —
    • Geophysical Techniques and Applications
    • Groundwater Awareness and Resources
    • Groundwater Data Management
    • Groundwater Modeling
    • Groundwater Monitoring
    • Groundwater Quality and Sustainability
    • Groundwater Remediation
    • Managed Aquifer Recharge
    • Water Well Technology and Application
    • Anything Else Groundwater.

General submission information

  • Title — 15-word limit
  • Workshop description or presentation abstract — 300-word limit
  • Format — all submissions must be written in sentence form without bullet points
  • Review — all submissions will be peer-reviewed and presenters notified of acceptance by June 15
  • Schedule at Groundwater Week — education sessions will be offered at various times on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • Deadline for submissions — May 15, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

Submission platform

NGWA is using a new system for abstract submissions this year. Follow these tips for navigating the submission process.

Create an account

The new abstract submission system is NOT linked to your NGWA membership so you will need to enter your name and email address. After creating your account, you will receive a password with a link to the portal.

Create your presenter bio

Be prepared to enter the following contact information for the presenting author and any coauthors —

  • Name
  • Email
  • Personal biography (limit 1,000 characters and include only your recent history)
  • Job title
  • Credentials
  • Company/organization/university
  • Address
  • Phone
  • Photo (optional).

Enter your presentation information

  • Presentation title — 15-words or less
  • Workshop description or presentation abstract — 300-words or less
  • Add any coauthors (bio information above is required).

Presenter acknowledgements

  • Presenting author will register for Groundwater Week by October 27, 2023.
  • Accepted authors will commit to conducting the workshop/presentation in-person on the scheduled date and time.
  • All presentations will focus on technology transfer without any sales pitches.
  • NGWA does not cover presenters’ registration fees or travel expenses. Upon acceptance, presenters will receive a coupon code for 25% off the conference fee. Presenting authors will submit their presentation slides through NGWA’s online system by December 1, 2023.

Make your submission

All submissions must be made online via our conference management platform and are due by May 15, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

Continuing education credits

NGWA will seek recognition of Groundwater Week education sessions for states’ various continuing education credit requirements; however, each state is free to determine the specific sessions that are approved and how much credit will be awarded. Additional information will be posted here closer to the show date.