SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS:
Thank you for your interest in participating as a Sponsor or Exhibitor. Please provide a brief company bio and a high resolution company logo to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion in the event marketing materials.
Exhibitors - If you plan to bring additional booth staff, please provide their names in the "Additional Booth Staff # Name" boxes when your register. Up to two additional staffers are allowed. Lunches and admission to the reception are not included for the additional booth staff but may be added on at an additional cost.
Sponsorships are first come, first served. If you choose a limited sponsorship that has already been selelcted, you will be contacted by staff and asked to choose another option.
Exhibitors should be set up by 7:30a.m. on 10/3/2017. There will be a "Meet The Exhibitors" segment just prior to the first break of the day where all exhibitors and sponsors will have the opportunity to briefly introduce themselves and their business to the generall session. All breeaks and meals will be served in or near the room where exhibitors will be set up so there will have ample opportunity to meet with attendees. Exhibits should remain up until after the afternoon break on 10/4/2017.
Sustainable groundwater management in priority basins throughout California takes a significant step forward with the formation of Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs). Beginning in January 2015, with implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), and continuing through to the June 30, 2017 deadline, GSAs are forming and filing notices with the Department of Water Resources. Collaboration and innovation by GSAs and stakeholders is crucial for the development of Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) in priority basins. But how do GSAs identify, organize and use data? How do GSAs work through complex and competing land use plans and water demands, and financial and legal requirements? What kinds of projects will fulfill SGMA’s requirements to achieve sustainability? The GSAs, and the GSPs they develop and implement, will shape the future of California's groundwater. This year’s conference will explore these and other questions related to the sustainable management of groundwater in California.
Enhancing and protecting groundwater quality through investigation and cleanup at site- to basin-scale is also critical to groundwater sustainability. The conference will highlight innovative approaches and technologies for remediation of groundwater contamination, and ongoing and emerging water quality issues. Topics will include innovative methods for site characterization; advances in site remediation, including green and sustainable remediation practices; and contaminant trends and site-cleanup objectives. The development and use of advanced tools for assessing and monitoring complex sites, remediation techniques and analyses will be discussed. Information from the academic, regulatory, and environmental consulting communities will be presented on new technologies, applications and policies affecting restoration and management of sites with groundwater quality impacts.
GRA's 2017 Conference and 26th Annual Meeting will provide policy makers, practitioners, researchers, and educators the opportunity to learn about current policies, regulations and technical challenges affecting the protection, use and management of groundwater in California. Attendees will learn from real world successful case studies on groundwater management, replenishment and recharge, and groundwater protection and remediation, and will walk away with concepts and solutions that can be applied to their local projects and groundwater management issues.
The two-day conference will feature a plenary session, two to three concurrent technical sessions, lunch presentations, GRA's 2017 Northern and Southern California David Keith Todd Lecturers, the Collegiate Colloquium, panel(s) of industry leaders, GRA President's Reception, exhibit hall, and poster presentations.
Collegiate Groundwater Colloquium:
GRA seeks to increase participation by university and college students in its events. The Collegiate Groundwater Colloquium is a venue for student presentations in the general areas of the conference theme. The colloquium and reception provide students with an excellent opportunity to showcase their research, and attendees an opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art groundwater science and engineering. For more information, including student scholarship opportunities, please contact Dr. Jean Moran at email@example.com.
FOR ADDITIONAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jim Strandberg: firstname.lastname@example.org 925-949-5825