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Top 10 reasons you don’t want to miss this year’s Expo


You will have 12 full hours over two days to explore the newest in products and services from hundreds of exhibitors.
You can choose from more than 50 hours of educational offerings designed to help you do your job more efficiently, easily, and cost-effectively.
You will have the opportunity to learn from real-life industry experts.
You can earn your CEPs by attending workshops, the NGWREF McEllhiney and Darcy lectures, optional short courses, and even for visiting the trade show floor.
You can improve your skills and learn new ones in the NGWA Activity Area.
Opening Session and Entertainment
You will be inspired and entertained at the opening session with Alex Bandar, Ph.D., founder and CEO of the Columbus Idea Foundry, as he presents the H2O Talk “Improving the World — One Idea at a Time”, followed by a concert by American Idol finalist Josh Gracin.
You will have the chance to join in congratulating the best of the best during the NGWA Awards presentations.
You will be able to connect with old friends and form new partnerships at the Expo — the one event that brings together professionals from all sectors of the groundwater industry.
Entertainment and Contests
Stay connected and follow us on social media for chances to win fun prizes and a free trip to next year’s Expo in Las Vegas.
Experience Vegas
Want to see the lights of downtown Vegas, or see a show? Want the skinny on what show to see, where to dine, or the best places to go shopping while in Vegas? Look no further than the Hello! Las Vegas Hospitality Desk that will be located in the convention center lobby You can experience the City of Entertainment like a star by signing up for the Vintage Las Vegas Tour or hop onboard on the Fremont Street Experience shuttle.


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Don’t miss the kickoff presentation of the 2015 McEllhiney lecture

Wednesday, December 10, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Ronald B. Peterson

Ronald B. Peterson

You won’t want to miss the kickoff presentation of the NGWREF 2015 McEllhiney Distinguished Lecture in Water Well Technology, “Drilling Fluids: A Common Sense Approach” by Ronald B. Peterson of Baroid Industrial Drilling Products.

Peterson, of South Jordan, Utah, has been involved in the drilling industry for more than 36 years. Hired in 1977 by Baroid as a field service representative, he has worked in various positions for the company throughout his career.

Peterson will lecture on how using the proper drilling fluid for a particular project is paramount to a successful job. His presentation will cover the:

  • Evolution of the water well industry
  • Importance of proper project planning and follow-through
  • Functions of a drilling fluid
  • Uses of bentonite, focusing on its use as a basis for drilling fluids
  • Development of other drilling fluid additives and their use to enhance the fluid properties
  • Proper selection of a grout
  • Development of grouts, and the issues and limitations in placement and in attaining a competent well seal.

The McEllhiney Lecture Series in Water Well Technology is made possible by a grant from Franklin Electric.

Click here to view the Expo online program to learn more about this lecture and other Expo educational opportunities.


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