2019 NGWA Conference on Fractured Rock and Groundwater (#5017)

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Date: September 23-24, 2019
Location: Burlington, Vermont


The 2019 NGWA Conference on Fractured Rock and Groundwater focuses on improved outcomes for groundwater remediation and examines what is needed to construct a sufficiently robust conceptual site model (CSM).

New and improved technologies for site characterization and remediation are essential, but innovative technology alone will not solve difficult problems in fractured rock environments. Technologies are only effective when expertly applied and coupled with a robust understanding of a site’s hydrogeology and contaminant distribution, at a level of detail commensurate with the site-specific complexity of the fractured rock system, and a detailed understanding of the controlling processes. This understanding is embodied in a thorough and accurate CSM.

A call for papers is in effect, with submissions due by February 8, 2019. Please click on the “Call for papers” tab below for more information and to make a submission. 




Call for papers

Abstracts are being solicited on any aspect of fractured rock hydrogeology (water quantity and quality), but especially those addressing the following:

  • Elements of effective CSMs
  • Learning from mistakes
  • Innovative/cost-effective contaminant assessment strategies in fractured rock
  • Geophysical tools and techniques for proper characterization (temperature, tracers, hydrological tests, scaling, etc.)
  • Integration of data across boreholes
  • Integration and synthesis of data at different scales of investigation
  • Innovative/cost-effective remedial technologies and strategies in fractured rock
  • Alternative remediation targets (e.g., mass flux)
  • Lessons learned from related industries (mining, oil and gas, geotechnical engineering, etc.).

Abstracts must be submitted online via our conference management platform and are due by February 8, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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 sales@ngwa.org.

Fees and registration


On/before August 23

  • NGWA members — $495
  • Government employees (ID required)* — $495
  • Nonmembers — $645
  • Full-time students (ID required) — $150

Starting August 24

  • NGWA members — $595
  • Government employees (ID required)* — $595
  • Nonmembers — $745
  • Full-time students (ID required) — $200

*Please not 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.

Four ways to register

  • Register online.
  • Register by phoning NGWA customer service at (800) 551-7379 — (614) 898-7791 outside the United States) — Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.
  • Register by fax or maildownload the registration form.
Venue and accommodations

Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain
60 Battery Street
Burlington, Vermont 05401
(802) 658-6500

Accommodations: NGWA has secured a limited block of rooms on a first come, first served basis at the group rate of $199 per night, single and double occupancy, plus taxes. This rate applies to NGWA room block and is valid until the August 22 cutoff date, unless our room block has been filled before that date. When making your reservations, be sure to state you are attending this NGWA event. Remember, you are responsible for securing your own reservations. For guest check-in and checkout times, please contact the hotel directly.