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Information regarding additional 2021-2022 Darcy Lecture requests

Information for potential hosts (please read)

Requests: All requests must be submitted electronically using the form below by August 27, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET to be considered. No cover letters or additional information are needed to process the electronic requests. Do not contact the lecturer directly.

Formats: The Darcy Lecture will be limited to a specific number of in-person presentations, as well as a reasonable number of virtual presentations. The Groundwater Foundation (GWF) and the lecturer will determine the schedule. (Time will be allocated for interaction with students and faculty members for both in-person and virtual presentations.) Non-North American sites, unless otherwise noted, will be considered for virtual presentations.

GWF will determine whether a presentation will be virtual or in-person.

Hosts: We encourage institutions and groundwater groups in close proximity to each other to partner prior to submitting the request. Parent and chapter organizations are strongly encouraged to collaborate on one venue. The form allows for one host and an additional cohost. Host and cohost must agree on the lecture title as only one will be presented per venue.

The primary host contact person is the one with whom we will direct all communication. Please ensure that person’s email address and telephone number are correct.

Facility: Your physical venue should be able to accommodate at least 50 people in accordance with whatever social distancing mandates are in effect at the time the lecture is delivered. In-person presentation sites must be able to accommodate the use of PowerPoint® presentation with a remote advance and a microphone appropriate for the room. Hosts for virtual sites will be advised of the broadcast platform being used as we recognize virtual audiences can exist in more than one setting.

Topics: These are the lecture topics —

  • “How Are Geochemical Reactions in Aquifers Connected to Climate Change Mitigation?”
  • “Hydrogeochemistry: Recent Advances and Opportunities and Challenges Ahead”
  • “Watershed-Scale Hydrological Models as a Community CyberPlatform for Research, Teaching, and Service to Society”.

Schedule: The lecturer will be scheduled on a geographic basis whether the presentation is in-person or virtual. Please note the area in which the primary host is located and the date range indicated. (There is no guarantee that an entity in each state will host or that all requests will be honored.) Enter your selection of specific dates accordingly.


  • June 27-July 9 — international/TBD
  • September 1-17 — Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
  • September 20-29 — Connecticut, Eastern Canada, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont
  • October 1-8 and 15-20 — Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Western Canada, Wyoming
  • November — international/TBD
  • December 6-14 — Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee


  • February 1-12 — Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas
  • February 22-March 5 — Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah
  • March 29-April 9 — Colorado, Iowa, Kansas Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wisconsin
  • May-June — domestic and international/TBD

Larger events: If the Darcy Lecture is part of a larger event, individuals cannot be charged a fee to only attend the lecture.

In-person hosts: Your institution or entity will be responsible for providing the lecturer —

  • Housing (room and tax) usually the night before, and possibly the night of, the lecture; a prepaid hotel confirmation is required 30 days prior to the presentation date
  • Meals during the lecturer’s stay
  • Audio/visual equipment as specified.

Virtual hosts: Your institution will be responsible for providing the lecturer —

  • A designated moderator to introduce the lecturer and pose submitted questions
  • Broadcast support, if necessary.

In addition, all hosts must return any host packet materials within one week of the lecture.

Authority: Hosts will be asked to attest they have the authority to represent their institution or organization and agree with the terms as stated.

Video: Only GWF or its parent, the National Ground Water Association (NGWA), has the authority to record any of the Darcy Lecture presentations. GWF and NGWA will record the lectures and post them on the appropriate website at the end of the lecturer’s term. Hosts must attest that no recording of the lecture by them or attendees will occur.

Click here to submit your request to host the 2021-2022 Darcy Lecture. Submissions must be made online using this form and must be received by August 27, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET to be considered.

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