Water Well Journal

November 2015

Water Well Journal

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Twitter @WaterWellJournl First-Time Attendee/New Member Coffee and Orientation Tuesday, December 15 Wednesday, December 16 7–7:45 a.m. Enjoy a cup of coffee before you start your day at the Expo. Meet other first-time attendees and new NGWA members. NGWA staff will present a short five-minute presentation on what you can expect at the Expo, provide as- sistance on downloading the Expo app and making your way around the show, highlight some of the can't-miss ses- sions, and be on hand to answer any questions. MGWC Luncheon Tuesday, December 15 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. The Master Groundwater Contractors Luncheon is an ideal way for MGWCs to visit with old friends as well as greet the newest entrants into the ranks of the green jackets. (This is open only to MGWCs and their spouses. Ticket required. The per person cost on or before November 15 is $35; the cost thereafter is $55.) Next Gen Groundwater Professionals Meetup Tuesday, December 15 4–5:15 p.m. Students and young professionals are invited to share their experiences on get- ting started in the groundwater industry with new friends. NGWA staff will also be on hand to answer any questions on how the Association can help young people grow and get ahead in their chosen field. Attendee Welcome Reception Tuesday, December 15 5:30–7 p.m. Meet up with old friends and make new ones during this annual crowd- pleaser. Plus, it's a great way to unwind after a full day of educational offerings. Franklin Electric is the official sponsor of the Attendee Welcome Reception. NGWA Divisional Membership Meetings Wednesday, December 16 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. All of NGWA's divisional membership meetings take place on Wednesday. Please check the program for room locations. Scientists and Engineers Division 8:30–9:45 a.m. Manufacturers Division 11–11:45 a.m. Contractors Division 1–2 p.m. Suppliers Division 2–3 p.m. Opening Session and Awards Presentations Wednesday, December 16 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Join Ryan Hreljac, founder and assistant project manager of Ryan's Well Foundation, as he presents the H2O Talk, "Thinking Big at the Age of Six —How One of To- morrow's Leaders Is Changing the World Today." Find out how the dream of a 6-year- old boy turned into a 15-year-old regis- tered charity that brings life-enhancing safe water, sanitation, and hygiene education to those around the world. The event will also let you welcome and congratulate the winners of this year's NGWA awards that spotlight the best and the brightest in the ground- water industry. Winners are recognized for outstanding contributions through service, innovation, research, safety, and outstanding projects of scientific and technological importance. Award winners include CDM Smith Inc., which will receive an Outstanding Groundwater Project Award–Protection for its work on Luxor and Edfu ground- water lowering at antiquity sites, and Layne Christensen Co. and Owen & White Consulting Engineers Inc., which will be honored with an Outstanding Groundwater Project Award–Supply for its scavenger well couple for chloride management project constructed for the Baton Rouge Water Co. Franklin Electric is a cosponsor of the Opening Session and Awards Presentations. Groundwater Expo at a Glance T he 2015 National Ground Water Association Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting will take place December 15-17 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In attendance will be groundwater professionals from all sectors of the industry—water well contractors, scientists and engineers, manufacturers, and suppliers—from every state and around the world. There will be educational opportunities, networking events, and an exhibit hall packed with the latest wares from the manufacturers and suppliers. There are also an assortment of entertainment opportunities so you can make sure to squeeze in some fun! Here's a quick glance at just some of the happenings. Register today if you have not already done so. Go to www.GroundwaterExpo.com or call NGWA at (800) 551-7379. national ground water association ABILITY EXPERIENCE KNOWLEDGE MGWC CERTIFIED NGWREF Bowling Night Wednesday, December 16 6:30–9 p.m. The National Ground Water Re- search and Educational Foundation is hosting a bowling night at the Orleans Casino, and Expo attendees of all bowling skill levels are welcome! The cost of registration includes round-trip transportation, pizza, soda, games, shoes, and bowling ball—everything needed for a great night out! The prof- its will go directly to the Foundation to support its mission. (Ticket required, cost is $30) EXPO continues on page 36 WWJ November 2015 35

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