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.

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meyer-jessica-smKeynote speaker

“Do You Know Where Your Aquitards Are? A Case for Hydraulically Calibrated Geology as the Foundation for Robust CSMs of Contaminated Fractured Rock Systems” will be presented by keynote speaker Jessica Meyer, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Iowa.

Click here to read a Q&A with Meyer recently conducted by NGWA to learn more about her and her research interests, as well as to gain insights on her keynote presentation.

Continuing education

The Connecticut State Board of Examiners of Environmental Professionals has approved this conference for up to six (6) continuing education credits (CECs) for attending both days.

Continuing education approval for this conference is pending from the following state agencies:

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration of Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Professionals
  • State of New Jersey Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board.

Program advisers

  • William Alley, Ph.D.
  • Joseph Ayotte, PG
  • William C. Brandon
  • Steven Chapman, P.Eng.
  • Marjorie Gale
  • Robert C. Luhrs
  • John Persico, PG
  • Lee Slater, Ph.D.


AST Environmental Inc.

Hager GeoScience Inc.




AST Environmental Inc.


Hager GeoScience Inc.

Hager-Richter Geoscience Inc.

Mount Sopris Instruments





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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


  • 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.

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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.