Groundwater Solutions: Innovating to Address Emerging Issues for Groundwater Resources Conference (#5013)

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Date: August 6-7, 2019
Location: Arlington, Virginia


Building on the success of the 2017 event, this symposium will reignite the dialogue around synergies between solutions to large groundwater plumes, strategies to address emerging — and legacy — contaminants in groundwater, and protection of our drinking water supply.

While the patchwork of regulatory standards and developing understanding of toxicology associated with emerging contaminants is often outpaced by the need to respond, collaboration among the regulatory and stakeholder communities is occurring more effectively now than in the past. This fosters innovation on multiple fronts — such that we can be optimistic that the challenges of emerging contaminants will be shorter-lived than our past experience with more-established contaminants.

The goal of this event is to create a unique forum where all who work in, and serve, the groundwater and drinking water communities — owners, regulators, academics, and utilities — can collaborate on appropriate and pragmatic solutions for the response to, evaluation of, and restoration of compromised groundwater. The symposium will focus on state-of-the-art science and innovative new approaches to address questions such as:

  • How can we apply good science and harness innovation to develop best practices for short-term situational management when drinking water supplies are affected?
  • How do these work into longer-term solutions for restoration of impacted groundwater?

The conference will be held over two days, include keynotes and panel discussions with relevant thought leaders, and organize technical sessions around three core topics:

  • Contaminated large plumes
  • Emerging contaminants
  • Water supply.

Program advisers

  • Bill Alley, Ph.D.
  • Richard Anderson
  • Michelle Crimi, Ph.D.
  • Tyler Gass, PG, PHg
  • John Horst, PE
  • Thomas K.G. Mohr, PG, HG, EG
  • Patricia Reyes
  • Ken Stelman, PG, CHg
  • Mark Varljen
  • John Wilson, Ph.D.

Media partners




The call for abstracts for this conference closed February 17, 2019. Submissions are currently under review and, upon completion of that process, the conference program will be posted online here.

Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities for this conference, inclusive of a tabletop exhibit and one free registration, are available. For information on becoming a sponsor, please contact the NGWA sales department at

Fees and registration


On/before June 28

  • NGWA members — $595
  • Government employees (ID required)* — $595
  • Nonmembers — $745
  • Full-time students (ID required) — $150

Starting June 29

  • NGWA members — $695
  • Government employees (ID required)* — $695
  • Nonmembers — $845
  • Full-time students (ID required) — $200

*Please note those registering as government employees must do so by phone, fax, or mail; online registration cannot be accepted.

Team discounts up to 10% available. Click here for more details.

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Venue and accommodations

Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
2800 South Potomac Avenue
Arlington, Virginia 22202
(703) 413-1300

Accommodations: NGWA has secured a limited block of rooms on a first come, first served basis at the group rate of $199 per night, plus taxes. This rate is valid until July 8, unless our room block has been filled before that date. To receive this group rate be sure to mention you’re attending the NGWA Groundwater Solutions Conference when making your reservations. For guest check-in and checkout times, please contact the hotel directly.