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GWREF Conference to Address Gas Storage

Call for Abstracts Due June 30

The Ground Water Research and Education Foundation (GWREF) is seeking abstracts and expert presenters for a technical conference on natural gas storage in the United States, August 8-11, in Traverse City, Michigan.

The GWREF Spotlight Series event, correlates with a national Natural Gas Storage Work Group initiative led by states from across the country, the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) and the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC), which aims to aid in progressing state natural gas storage programs and addressing regulatory challenges.
Conference topics will include permitting, well construction, maintenance, testing, monitoring, and plugging and abandonment.

Visit www.gwpc.org/events to download the call for abstracts and to register for the conference online. Please direct questions to Ben Grunewald at ben@gwpc.org or by calling 405.516.4972.

Other News 

Deadline approaching for Annual Forum abstracts

This fall the Ground Water Protection Council will bring the state water planning discussion to the 2016 Annual Forum. Co-located with the National Rural Water Association in Orlando, Florida, September 11-14 the overall theme and the subject of our general sessions will be, State Water Sustainability Planning: The Groundwater Connection. We will bring examples of state water planning success stories and conduct sessions for state representatives to hear how state water planners are tackling difficult issues.

Of course, the subjects traditionally covered at the GWPC Annual Forum will be included in the agenda as successful water quality and pollution prevention initiatives lead to increased water sustainability. With the development of improved water management initiatives that incorporate advanced treatment technologies and specific fit-for-purpose strategies, waters once considered a waste for disposal or simply of a quality not useable, are now considered a potential water supply for beneficial use. Innovative resource management will be paramount to meet our water sustainability challenges.

Download Call for Abstracts - DUE JUNE 10
Registration Information

EPA Webinar on first ever National Wetland Condition Assessment on June 16

The U.S. EPA's Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center is hosting a free webinar on June 7, 2016 at 2:30pm Eastern. Learn how drinking water and wastewater utilities are implementing customer assistance programs (CAPs) created for customers having difficulty paying for water and sewer bills. CAPs help all customers receive the public health benefits of drinking water and wastewater services, while also helping utilities meet their financial needs and obligations.

Speakers
Sandi Wolff, San Antonio Water System
Brad Blake, Portland Water Bureau

Moderator
Sonia Brubaker, U.S. EPA Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center

Register at: http://customerassistanceprograms.eventbrite.com

US EPA Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center to host webinar

The U.S. EPA's Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center is hosting a free webinar on June 7, 2016 at 2:30pm Eastern. Learn how drinking water and wastewater utilities are implementing customer assistance programs (CAPs) created for customers having difficulty paying for water and sewer bills. CAPs help all customers receive the public health benefits of drinking water and wastewater services, while also helping utilities meet their financial needs and obligations.

Speakers
Sandi Wolff, San Antonio Water System
Brad Blake, Portland Water Bureau

Moderator
Sonia Brubaker, U.S. EPA Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center

Register at: http://customerassistanceprograms.eventbrite.com

EPA Webinar on first ever National Wetland Condition Assessment on June 16

The US EPA is hosting a Watershed Academy Webcast on Thursday, June 16 at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Eastern on the recently released National Wetland Condition Assessment (NWCA) 2011 report.  

This report shows that nearly half of the Nation’s wetlands are in good health,while 20 percent are in fair health and the remaining 32 percent in poor health. The National Wetland Condition Assessment is part of a series of National Aquatic Resource Surveys (NARS) designed to advance the science of monitoring and answer critical questions about the conditions of waters in the United States.
 
The Webcast will provide a brief overview of the National Aquatic Resource Surveys (NARS) that provide information on lakes, rivers and streams, coastal waters and wetlands, and will also highlight the key findings from the NWCA report. The NWCA report is available at: https://www.epa.gov/national-aquatic-resource-surveys/nwca
 
Please register in advance to attend this Webcast at http://www.epa.gov/watershedacademy/watershed-academy-webcast-seminars
 

Support the GWREF

The Ground Water Research & Education Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 corporation dedicated to promoting research and education related to the protection of groundwater. 

For more information on GWREF projects or on how your organization can provide support, contact Len Erikson at 405.516.4972, lerikson@gwpc.org, or vist www.gwpc.org/research-foundation.

Upcoming Events

GWPC Annual Forum
Co-located with the National Rural Water Associations' WaterPro Conference. 

September 11-14, 2016
Orlando, Florida

Rosen Shingle Hotel

Hotel & Conference Registration Opens June 1. 
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