Water Well Journal

October 2016

Water Well Journal

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Claims for missing issues must be made in writing within three months of publi- cation and will be subject to the availability of back issues. Advertising Disclaimer Advertisers and advertising agencies assume liability for all content (including text, repre- sentation, and illustrations) of advertisements printed and also assume responsibility for any claims arising therefrom made against the pub- lisher. The publisher reserves the right to reject any advertising that it believes is not in keeping with the publication's standards or is deemed unsuitable or misleading. waterwelljournal.com 10 October 2016 WWJ In this ISSUE G roundwater Week, formerly known as Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting, is the focus of the October 2016 issue of Water Well Journal as nearly 20 pages are dedicated to the biggest show in the groundwater industry. Groundwater Week takes place December 6-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The days will all be filled with a variety of events providing you the opportunity to learn and impact your business when you return home. Find out about all the happenings in the "Groundwater Week Highlights" section on page 22. Beginning with the opening day of Groundwater Week, the section covers the key events occurring throughout the four days. Included are details on the exhibit hall, lectures, activities, and other events enabling you to network with your peers. The keynote address is sure to be an interesting session as Peter G. McCornick, Ph.D., PE, D.WRE, an internationally known authority on agricultural water man- agement, will speak to attendees. His address is titled "Water for Food Security: Solutions for the Context." McCornick will delve into the ins and outs of the water-for-food challenge, and explore some of the potential solutions and opportunities to systematically address the challenges. Details about "Groundwater Week Educational Opportunities" are on page 29. There are countless ways to learn—they range from workshops to panel discus- sions and cover a variety of topics. The offerings come in the following categories: Business management. Drilling operations and well construction. Geothermal. Government affairs. Personal/professional development. Safety and compliance. Sustainable and available groundwater. Technical sessions. Water systems. Water quality and treatment. The October issue also features a Groundwater Week Q&A with one of the pre- senters at Groundwater Week on page 42. WWJ freelance writer Jennifer Strawn talked with Greg Gruett, a regional sales manager with Water-Right Inc. in Litiz, Pennsylvania. Gruett is presenting two sessions, "Water Treatment Opportunities: When to Hold Them and When to Fold Them" and "What Contractors Need to Know to Successfully Treat Water." In this month's Safety Matters on page 44, Gary Ganson, CSP, CIH, writes how it's critical to learn from the past and prevent accidents from occurring in the future in "Why Conduct an Accident Investigation?" Ganson states the best investiga- tions are conducted by applying a team approach. The person leading the team should be someone who is experienced in accident causes and investigative techniques. There are a number of things that contribute to an accident. Was it caused by un- safe conditions? Was it caused by unsafe actions by the employee? Ganson writes don't focus on only one or the other as the single event that caused the accident. Look at the conditions surrounding the accident and what actions or human errors took place. William J. Lynott covers a timeless topic in the Your Money column on page 56. Titled "Being Ready When You Pack It In," Lynott says no matter what your age, you need to be preparing for your retirement years. Lynott writes retirement will sneak up on you faster than you could ever imagine. When it does arrive, it can be one of the most carefree, fun-filled times of your life. . . or one of the most dreadful. Which way it turns out for you will depend almost entirely on how well you prepare for it. Whether your age is 25 or 55, the most important question you need to ask about your retirement is, "How much income will I need to maintain my present lifestyle?"

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