Ground Water Resources Association Call for Abstracts

  • by BPC Staff
  • on May 31, 2013

Call For Abstracts
Submittal Deadline June 30, 2013

o f   C a l i f o r n i a

29th Biennial Groundwater Conference &
22nd GRA Annual Meeting

October 8-9, 2013
Red Lion/Woodlake Conference Center Hotel
Sacramento, CA

Co-Sponsors:  AMEC  |  West Yost Associates

Conference Organizing Entities:
California Department of Water Resources | Water Education Foundation | UC Water Institute Association of California Water Agencies | State Water Resources Control Board | Regional Water Quality Control Boards | US Geological Survey | California Department of Toxic Substances Control US Bureau of Reclamation | California Department of Public Health | California State University East Bay

Sponsor Exhibitor Opportunities —


About the Conference
For more than 50 years, the Biennial Groundwater Conference has provided policy-makers, practitioners, researchers, and educators the opportunity to learn about the current policies, regulations, and technical challenges affecting the use and management of groundwater in California. This year’s conference will focus on the challenges that California faces in integrating various aspects of water quantity and quality in a changing regulatory, political, and environmental climate. Collaborative efforts have initiated integration of groundwater into the framework for California Water Plan Update 2013, and with many basins in decline and Delta through-flows constrained, groundwater policy and regulatory discussions in the coming years are expected to increase significantly in fervor and frequency.

The two-day Conference features a plenary session, concurrent sessions with policy and technical presentation, and a final general assembly. The concurrent session topics include (those in blue are open to abstract submissions):

• Groundwater Quality: Coordinating Programs
• DWR’s Role in California’s Groundwater
Groundwater Quality Challenges & Advancements Toward Improved Supply Reliability
Chronic Groundwater Level Declines: Options for Improved Management for Protection of Water Supply and Quality
Recent Innovation in Groundwater Quality Remediation to Improve Supply Reliability
• Surface Water/Groundwater Interaction
Strategies to Sustainably Manage Groundwater Quality and Quantity in an Uncertain Climate Future
Emerging Groundwater Trends
Managed Aquifer Recharge: Water Quantity and Quality Considerations

Call For Abstracts – Due June 30, 2013

Abstracts are being solicited for the October 8-9, 2013 Biennial Groundwater Conference in areas related to the topics listed above in blue. Guidelines for submitting an abstract for a Paper or Poster presentation are as follows:

• Word 9.0 documents are preferred.
• Indicate the preferred presentation method (paper or poster) and the topic of the abstract.
• Abstracts must be one page in length or less, and should be titled and include all contributing authors’ names and affiliations. Please identify the name of the person who will be presenting the paper or poster, and add biographical sketches of the authors as a second page. The sketches should be 50 words or less in paragraph form, and full mailing and e-mail addresses and phone and fax numbers must be included.
• Margins should be 1-inch top, bottom, and 1¼-inch right and left margins. The text should be single-spaced, 12-point size, Arial font, with no pagination, footers and headers. Paragraphs should be justified.
• Major headings should be 16-point bold; minor headings should be 12-point italicized not bolded. There should be one blank line above and below all headings, except above major headings, which should have two blank lines.
• Graphics should not be used in abstracts.

By virtue of submitting an abstract, the submitter(s) grants GRA the right to publish any accepted abstract or the right to decline any abstract. The Conference Committee will review abstracts and make final selections. If your abstract is accepted for oral or poster presentation and you agree to present, you will be expected to register and pay for the event using GRA’s online registration.

Please submit your abstract by email to: Mary Megarry of GRA, no later than June 30, 2013.

Collegiate Groundwater Colloquium
GRA seeks to increase participation by university and college faculty and students in its programming. The Collegiate Groundwater Colloquium presents students who are conducting highly relevant research in the general area of the conference theme. The Colloquium and reception provide students with an excellent opportunity to showcase their research and attendees an opportunity to learn from the frontier of groundwater science. For more information, please contact Dr. Jean Moran at

Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities
If you are interested in exhibiting your organization’s services or products, or being an event co-sponsor, please contact Mary Megarry at or 916-446-3626.

Exhibitors:  EOS Remediation, LLC  |  In-Situ Inc.

Additional information: Contact Jim Strandberg (; 510-452-1308) or Chris Petersen (; 530-792-3239).

GRA is dedicated to resource management that protects and improves groundwater
supply and quality through education and technical leadership.

621 Capitol Mall, 25th Floor * Sacramento, CA 95814 * Ph: 916-446-3626 * Fx: 916-442-0382 *