First Annual Western Groundwater Congress

The Western Groundwater Congress the new, “super-sized” annual conference, focusing on Western groundwater quality and groundwater resources.  This three day, four track event will boast world-class technical presentations on Contaminants, SGMA legislation, Water Resources and other special topics.  In addition to the great education GRA is known for providing, the WGC will also include practical hands-on workshops, and over 7 hours of time dedicated to networking and spending time with our amazing Sponsors and Exhibitors. 

You won’t want to miss GRA's premier technical event!

Click below to view the Draft Program!


(subject to change)

Don't Miss a Drop!

Sign up here or text the code WGC2018 to 797979 to receive text messages with special discount codes, advance updates, bonus raffle/reception tickets and exclusive prizes at the First Annual Western Groundwater Congress!

Put the Spotlight on YOU!

Meet your Prospects - at the Western Groundwater Congress you have the perfect opportunity to get your company in front of over 350 people at once!

Click here for more details, the Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus and to Register.

Contact Kristy Schrimsher with any questions.

Technical Workshop

GRA presents the following technical workshop at no additional charge! The workshop will take place on Wednesday, September 26th from 2:30-5pm. Attendees be registered for the Congress to attend the workshop. Simply register for the Congress, RSVP to save your spot at the wokshop, bring your laptop and be ready to learn!

Identifying and Considering Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems Under SGMA

Just for Kicks

Are you a runner? Would you like to be? GRA presents the DARCY DASH 5k! There's no additional charge to participate, just RSVP online. Sign up now and watch for more info to come!

GSAs, take $100 off!

GRA would like to welcome GSA representatives to GRA by offering special discounts for 2018, including $100 off on this event! Click here to find out more.

Water isn't the only thing we're saving!

Register now for Super Early Bird discounts! See below for more information on fees and scheduled increases. Register early for the best rate!

Event Rates and Dates

  Super Early-Bird (4/16-6/25/18)

Early Bird

Onsite Registration (space permitting)



$560.00 $610.00 $660.00 $685.00



$610.00 $780.00 $830.00 $855.00

Student Members


$170.00 $208.00 $245.50 $255.50

Single Day


$280.00 $330.00 $380.00 $405.00

Single Day


$365.00 $415.00 $465.00 $490.00

Single Day

(Student Members)

$85.00 $123.00 $160.50 $170.50

(Full Conference)

$373.00 $373.00 $440.00 N/A

Event Justification Toolkit

By now you know the value of GRA event attendance for keeping up with evolving industry priorities, state-of-the-practice technologies, and emerging strategies for the challenges facing the groundwater world. In addition, GRA events offer fantastic opportunities for networking, learning from vendors exhibiting the latest tools and technologies, and exposure for your organization.

But how do you convey the value of GRA event attendance to your supervisor? Check out GRA's Event Justification Toolkit for tips.


Tue, Sep. 25 - Thu, Sep. 27, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

How Much?

  • Super Early-Bird GRA Member Registration -  $560.00
    (ends 06/25/2018)
  • Super Early-Bird Non-Member Registration -  $610.00
    (ends 06/25/2018)
  • Super Early-Bird Student Member Registration -  $170.00
    (ends 06/25/2018)
  • SINGLE DAY - Super Early-Bird GRA Member Registration -  $280.00
    (ends 06/25/2018)
  • SINGLE DAY - Super Early-Bird Non-Member Registration -  $365.00
    (ends 06/25/2018)
  • SINGLE DAY - Super Early-Bird Student Member Registration -  $85.00
    (ends 06/25/2018)
  • Super Early-Bird Speaker Registration -  $373.00
    (ends 06/25/2018)
  • Speaker Registration -  $0.00
    (ends 09/10/2018)
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DoubleTree by Hilton
2001 Point West Way
Sacramento, CA

A block of rooms has been reserved for September 24, 2018 - September 27, 2018. The special  $149 room rate will be available until September 4th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Reserve your room today!