Call for Presenters for 2019 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium

You are invited to submit abstracts for presentations at the 2019 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium, to be held in May in State College, PA.
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Participants from the 2018 Groundwater Symposium take part in a pre-conference field trip. This optional field trip will again be offered to 2019 Symposium participants. (Photo: Bryan Swistock, Penn State)

In celebration of National Drinking Water Week, Penn State Extension, the Master Well Owner Network, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, along with numerous other sponsors and partners, invite you to submit abstracts for presentations at the 2019 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium. The Symposium will be moving to a new location in 2019 at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA, but it will continue to provide a forum for researchers, students, professionals and educators working in the groundwater field to exchange information and promote protection of groundwater resources throughout the state.

Abstracts for presentation can be submitted on a wide variety of groundwater topics including but not limited to: groundwater monitoring, climate impacts on groundwater, data availability and access, groundwater processes, karst groundwater systems, wellhead protection, water well studies, emerging contaminants, aquifer studies, groundwater/surface water interactions, issues related to energy extraction, and education and outreach. Use the following guidelines when submitting an abstract:

  • All abstracts must be limited to 200 words excluding the Title, Authors, Affiliations
  • Underline the presenting author’s name
  • Use 12-point Times New Roman font with 1-inch margins and 1.5 line spacing
  • Abstracts must be written in English
  • All abstracts should be e-mailed to Bryan Swistock at
  • References, credits, tables, and figures must not be included in the abstract
  • Be sure to proof and edit your submission carefully.
  • Abstracts will be published in a symposium proceedings which will be provided to all attendees
  • Presenting authors must pay the registration fee and attend the meeting
  • Abstracts must be received by 5:00 PM on February 1, 2019
  • The conference planning committee will review all abstracts and notify authors of acceptance via email in mid-February 2019

The day-long symposium will begin at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, May 1, 2019 with opening remarks by the PA Fish and Boat Commission. The morning plenary session will be highlighted by a keynote presentation on Emerging Groundwater Issues. Additional morning and afternoon plenary and concurrent session speakers will address numerous important groundwater issues in Pennsylvania. Registrants can also receive continuing education credits for attending all sessions. An optional half-day field trip will be offered on Monday, April 30 for an additional fee (see website for more information).

The complete Symposium agenda and registration will be available in mid to late February 2019 on the Symposium website.

For additional information or questions about the Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium, see the Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium website or contact Bryan Swistock at 814-863-0194 or . We hope you can join us for this event showcasing Pennsylvania's valuable groundwater resources!

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