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Washington Hydrogeology Symposium

April 22-25, 2024 | Muckleshoot Casino Resort, Auburn, WA

Call for Abstracts

The Washington Hydrogeology Symposium invites you to submit an abstract for the 14th Washington Hydrogeology Symposium. Submissions related to the topics below are encouraged, although all submissions related to the practice of hydrogeology in the Pacific Northwest will be considered. Planned sessions and formats (oral or poster) may be modified depending on actual submissions.

The primary author is asked to use the linked form to submit an abstract with your name and contact information; communications about the abstract will be directed to the primary author.  The form asks for a title, a short, text-only abstract (500 words maximum), and the suggested topic area (see below) for the abstract. The names and organizations of co-authors are also collected on this form.

1/26/2024: The abstract submission portal is now closed. Please email with any questions.

Topic Areas for Submissions

General Hydrogeology

  • Hydrostratigraphy - including drilling and logging
  • Geology and mapping of aquifer systems
  • Conceptual and numerical models of subsurface
  • Precipitation recharge
  • Aquifer testing
  • Other

Groundwater and Surface Water Interaction

  • Stream baseflow and low flow
  • Management approaches (see also: Water Resources Management)
  • Submarine groundwater discharge
  • Seawater intrusion
  • Other

Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems

  • Hyporheic and riparian zones
  • Wetlands
  • Marine or freshwater estuaries
  • Other

Mitigating Instream Flows

  • Streamflow restoration planning and implementation
  • Net Ecological Benefit 
  • Enhanced aquifer recharge 
  • Stream temperature and cold water refugia
  • Salmon recovery
  • Other

Water Resources Management

  • Aquifer storage and recovery (ASR)
  • Managed aquifer recharge (MAR)
  • Water rights, law, and policy 
  • Water budgets – availability and demand
  • Water reuse – reclaimed water, greywater
  • Estimating a mitigation requirement
  • Other

Drinking Water Management

  • Public water systems 
  • Monitoring 
  • Wellhead protection 
  • Planning 
  • Other


  • Isotope analysis
  • Age dating and modeling
  • Water quality
  • Other

Data Management and Geospatial Data

  • Large/multivariate data sets
  • Continuous monitoring and time-series data 
  • Monitoring networks
  • Database management, backup, and archival
  • Modeling applications 
  • Volunteer data collection
  • Other

Risk Assessment and Decision Support

  • Human health, and exposure 
  • Ecological risk 
  • Cultural risk 
  • Decision support 
  • Other

Environmental Contamination and Remediation

  • Contaminant fate and transport
  • Innovative remediation technologies 
  • Natural attenuation
  • Long-term site cleanup
  • Other

Engineering Geology/Geotechnical

  • Landslide/slope stability 
  • Geothermal applications 
  • Dams & dam removal 
  • Dewatering 
  • Other