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2023 Policy Meeting Logo
01/10/2023 - 01/11/2023

Hilton Alexandria, Virginia

The purpose of the GWPC January Policy Meeting is to pull together GWPC leadership (senior state water quality, oil and gas, and UIC Directors/managers) to address and discuss big picture policy areas that affect GWPC and groundwater protection and to help guide the association in addressing these shared challenges for state governments.


Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage: Class VI Wells & State Primacy


  • Moderated by:
    • Lily Barkau, Water Quality Division, Wyoming
    • Adam Wygant, Oil, Gas & Minerals, Dept. of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy, Michigan
    • Robert Van Voorhees, Underground Injection Technology Council
    • William Bates, US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water

Protecting Drinking Water Sources: Historic Funding & Strategic Opportunities


  • Moderated by:
    • Amy Klei, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

Pore Space Occupancy Considerations for UIC & Other Wells


  • Moderated by:
    • Corey Shircliff, Louisiana Injection & Mining Division
    • Carrie Ridley, Kansas Geological Survey

PFAS in Groundwater


  • Moderated by:
    • Brandon Kernen, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
    • Jonathan Bishop, California State Water Resources Control Board

Session Breakdown

  • Overview(State) & Discussion
  • Overview (Federal) & Discussion
  • Guided Feedback
  • Take Homes/Next Steps



(FINAL VERSION 1-3-2023)

Hilton Alexandria

Located on King Street in Alexandria’s vibrant Old Town. King Street Metro Station is across the street, providing easy links to Washington D.C. and Reagan National Airport.

The free King Street Trolley stops on our doorstep and we have rental bikes available to help you explore the neighborhood. Enjoy all-day dining at King Street Tavern and our in-house Starbucks.


1767 King Street | Alexandria, Virginia, 22314

Helpful Hotel Information:

  • Registration / Badge pick up will be located in the Grand Ballroom Foyer on the hotel first floor.
  • For those driving, discounted parking is available for $22 overnight and $10 for daily parking.
  • Hotel check in is at 4 p.m. and check out is at 12 p.m.
  • See Transportation Tab for helpful Metro transit information

Metro Maps

Travel to and From Reagan Airport

The WASHINGTON, DC METRORAIL SYSTEM has an elevated Metrorail station connected to the concourse level of Terminal 2 Reagan National Airport. The Metrorail system provides easy and affordable access to locations throughout Washington, Virginia and Maryland.

Note: Only Blue Line trains serve Reagan National during the ongoing Metrorail maintenance project. 

Alexandria Info

Please note that registration for this event is open to Senior level state officials in charge of: Underground Injection Control, Source Water Protection, Water Quality, and Oil & Gas Programs. Additional Federal Agency representatives have been invited for roundtable discussions.

Registration Cost:

  • Full Conference Rate -$595
  • One Day Rate – $295



January 10 @ 8:00 am
January 11 @ 5:00 pm