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The GeoNiagara 2021 paper/final abstract phase is now complete (over 300 papers/final abstracts were accepted!) and corresponding authors have been advised of their submission’s acceptance.


Complete technical papers are required for abstracts submitted to the Geotechnical Themes and for all students applying for the IAH-CNC Tóth Award under Hydrogeological Themes. Only a final (formatted and corrected) abstract is required by authors in the Hydrogeological Themes. The paper submission link will only be available once corresponding authors have registered as paid conference delegates. Authors are expected to present their paper/abstract during the conference. The day selected by the authors with one-day registrations will be adjusted later, based on assigned presentation days. Should authors be unable to attend the conference in-person, accommodations will be made for authors to virtually present their paper and attend the conference.


The Author's Release, Declaration and Understanding has been incorporated into the online submission process – all corresponding authors must select “Yes” in the Copyright Permission field or the paper will not be uploaded to the site.


The GeoNiagara 2021 Technical Committee will review all papers for clarity, technical merit, and relevance to the conference. The Technical Committee will also review all technical papers/final abstracts for making final decisions on participation in the oral or poster presentation program. Our goal is to inform corresponding authors of their paper/final abstract acceptance by July 2021. In cases where the reviewing team feels revisions are necessary, online comments will be provided with revised papers being due by July 31, 2021.


All accepted papers/final abstracts, for which at least one author has registered for the conference, will appear in the published proceedings of the conference – each registrant will receive a digital version as part of their delegate registration.


To help authors ensure their paper meets the conference’s presentation requirements, a Technical Paper Template/Guideline has been prepared. All authors must use this template and follow the guidelines to help ensure presentation uniformity in the conference proceedings – submissions that do not follow the prescribed formatting guidelines will be returned. Please take particular note of the abstract word count and page limits.


Final decisions regarding the presentation format and assigned session for approved papers/final abstracts will rest with the Technical Committee. GeoNiagara 2021 will include a poster session with dedicated time in the conference program. Authors can indicate their preference for oral or poster presentation when they submit their paper/final abstract. Authors will also be able to indicate if they would like to be considered for the Best Case Study Paper (CGS), Best Student Paper (CGS), or Tóth Award (IAH-CNC) at this stage.

Questions regarding the paper review process, sessions and the technical program should be

directed to the GeoNiagara 2021 Technical Committee Leads:

Geotechnical Sessions:

Hydrogeological Sessions:


andrew drevininkas

jim roy

technical committee lead

technical committee lead - iah

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