The National Ground Water Association’s “Groundwater Week” to Bring Nearly 4500 Groundwater Professionals Together in Nashville December 4-7

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Groundwater industry’s largest event features education, exhibits, and networking with attendees from around the world

Groundwater Week will feature every opportunity to maximize the foundations of groundwater science with water supply, resource protection, and remediation.

The National Ground Water Association (NGWA), will once again descend on Nashville’s Music City Center to host the industry’s premier event, Groundwater Week, December 4-7.

Designed to provide both educational and networking experiences to all who work in the groundwater industry, the exhibit hall will feature the latest technologies, educational opportunities, interactive activity areas, and numerous panels and sessions from industry thought leaders.

Held in conjunction for the first time with NGWA’s Groundwater Summit—the Association’s preeminent technical conference for groundwater consultants, scientists, engineers, and academics—Groundwater Week is expected to draw nearly 4000 attendees throughout the event.

Groundwater Week will feature every opportunity to maximize the foundations of groundwater science with water supply, resource protection, and remediation. During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore products, technologies, and services from hundreds of exhibitors.
  • Learn about industry advances by attending any number of informational / educational sessions.
  • Choose from more 50 hours of educational offerings designed to increase job performance.
  • Gain valuable insight regarding future industry trends and offerings.
  • Honor NGWA volunteers and award winners during the Awards of Excellence ceremony.
  • Raise money to support the groundwater industry during the NGWA Foundation Fundraising Auction.

Additionally, attendees of this year’s Keynote Session will be treated to a tour through music history as John Carter Cash, son of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. Their hour-long “House of Cash: A Historical and Musical Journey with John Carter Cash,” will take attendees on a musical journey through the Cash and Carter family history. Along with his wife, Ana Cristina Cash, and backing band, The Daeger Boys, John Carter will tell personal stories about his mother and father while playing classic hits known around the world.

“Each year NGWA’s dynamic group of scientists, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, staff, and volunteers from around the globe come together at Groundwater Week to discuss and demonstrate the responsible development, management, and use of water,” said Kevin McCray, CAE, CEO of NGWA. “We felt this year’s theme of ‘Instrumental to your Success’ was fitting as thousands of groundwater advocates will spend the week listening to great music from folks like John Carter Cash while providing the tools to successfully advance knowledge and advocacy of one of our most important natural resources.”

This is McCray's 37th and final annual convention as he is retiring at the end of this year. NGWA's new CEO, Terry Morse, will also attend Groundwater Week and host a meet-and-greet on Thursday, December 7, from 8-8:45 a.m. in the Davidson Ballroom.

Groundwater Week sponsors include: Diamond sponsor Franklin Electric; Platinum sponsors A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co. and Shakti Pumps; Gold sponsors Baker Water Systems Division, Flomatic Valves, and Goulds Water Technology; Silver sponsor Unitra Inc.; and sponsors Tibban MFG Inc., Baroid Industrial Drilling Products; Driller’s Life; Grundfos Pumps Corporation; Helanbak, and Marl Technologies.

Registration for Groundwater Week and Groundwater Summit is available at For those who can’t attend, NGWA will post regular event updates through its Twitter and Facebook channels.    

The National Ground Water Association is a not-for-profit professional society and trade association for the global groundwater industry. Our members around the world include leading public and private sector groundwater scientists, engineers, water well system professionals, manufacturers, and suppliers of groundwater-related products and services. The Association’s vision is to be the leading groundwater association advocating for responsible development, management, and use of water.

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