Thursday, November 15, 2018

BLOG: Our First Groundwater Week!

For the 22nd time, the National Ground Water Association’s Groundwater Week will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Scheduled for December 3-6, 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Groundwater Week is the groundwater industry’s biggest show, featuring educational opportunities, a packed exhibit hall with the latest from the industry’s manufacturers and suppliers, and opportunities to meet and network with groundwater professionals from around the world.

The Groundwater Foundation merged with NGWA's Foundation over the summer, and we are really looking forward to participating in our first Groundwater Week - which is rapidly approaching.

Some highlights from Groundwater Week 2018 include:

  • Early/New Career Meet Up 
  • First Timer/New Member Orientation
  • Master Groundwater Contractors Luncheon 
  • NGWA Welcome Party 
  • Keynote Presentation by actor, author, motivational speaker and retired U.S. Army soldier J.R. Martinez 
  • Awards of Excellence 
  • Exhibit Hall 
  • 2018 NGWA Darcy Lecture Farewell Presentation 
  • 2018 William A. McEllhiney Distinguished Lecture Series in Water Well Technology 
  • Coffee with NGWA Directors and CEO 
  • New Products Showcase 
  • NGWA Bookstore 
  • The Great Groundwater Foundation Scavenger Hunt 

Groundwater Week also offers a full slate of educational offerings. Workshops, panels and more will offer professional development opportunities about business management, drilling operations and well construction, safety and compliance, groundwater monitoring, sustainable and available groundwater, water quality, water systems, and well maintenance and rehabilitation. The Groundwater Foundation will be offering a workshop on Tuesday, December 4 about getting involved with its various programs and outreach efforts, including Groundwater Guardian and Groundwater Guardian Green Sites.

A reception with a live and silent auction will be held on Wednesday, December 5 to benefit the Groundwater Foundation’s programs. If you’re interested in donating to the auction or to see current auction items (there's some cool stuff available), go to If you’d like to donate an auction item, such as autographed memorabilia, gift baskets, professional services, unique experiences, etc., please contact Groundwater Foundation Executive Director Jane Griffin at To find out more about Groundwater Week, see a full schedule and description of events, or to register, visit

We're excited to be in Vegas this year to meet and network with fellow groundwater protectors. Won't you join us?

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