Fate of PFAS: From Groundwater to Tap Water (conference #5010)

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Date: June 22-23, 2021
Location: Virtual event
Education level: Introductory to advanced


This NGWA conference focuses on the fate and transport of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from contaminated sites through groundwater, surface water, and other environmental media, to drinking water and agricultural systems. The chemistry and environmental behavior of PFAS, as well as regulatory and toxicological evolution, create significant challenges for project planning, risk communication, and programmatic management. This conference will address hydrologic and environmental issues as well as provide updates on regulations and toxicological studies and their effect on groundwater clean-up standards.

The conference, planned to be held virtually, is intended to provide an opportunity to share lessons learned and present state-of-the practice in scientific and management approaches to addressing this high-profile issue.

A call for abstracts is in effect, with submissions due by February 7, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. PT. Please click on the “Call for abstracts” tab below for more information and to make a submission.

Who should attend?

  • Groundwater scientists and engineers
  • Regulators
  • Toxicologists
  • Water supply managers
  • Agricultural scientists
  • Environmental attorneys
  • Elected community officials
  • Water-testing laboratory personnel.

Program advisers

  • William Alley
  • Jeff Biggs
  • Ashley Campbell
  • Jeffrey Hale
  • Karen Kinsella
  • David Lipson
  • Taryn McKnight
  • Steve Sliver
  • Kevin Svitana

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Call for abstracts

Abstracts for the Fate of PFAS: From Groundwater to Tap Water conference are solicited on these general topics:

  • Environmental fate and transport of PFAS
  • Effects of groundwater/surface water interactions on the fate and transport of PFAS
  • Conceptual models of PFAS behavior in the environment
  • Mathematical modeling of PFAS in hydrologic systems
  • PFAS in public and private water supplies
  • Risk characterization and communication
  • Remediation technology, treatment, and disposal
  • PFAS and agricultural implications
  • PFAS analytical tools for source identification
  • Forensic implications
  • Multidistrict litigation cases involving groundwater.

The abstract submission deadline is February 7, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. PT. (The content management system will provide prompts on word limits.)

To submit an abstract, please visit https://ngwa.confex.com/ngwa/pfas2021/cfp.cgi.

Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities for this conference are available. For information, please contact the NGWA sales department at sales@ngwa.org.


On/before May 21

  • NGWA member — $295
  • Government employee (ID required)* — $295
  • Nonmember — $445
  • Full-time student (ID required) — $100

Starting May 22

  • NGWA member — $395
  • Government employee (ID required)* — $395
  • Nonmember — $545
  • Full-time student (ID required) — $150

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

Participating in this virtual event