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Thank you.

Thank you to all of our attendees, exhibitors, media partners, and sponsors for another great Expo!

“The 5,245 total registrants at the 2014 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting December 9-12 in Las Vegas, Nevada, made the show our strongest since 2008. We had excellent turnouts from all of our targeted audiences, and 302 exhibitors were kept busy pretty much from start to finish,” said NGWA Chief Executive Officer Kevin McCray, CAE.

Stay tuned for a complete recap of the 2014 Groundwater Expo with photos and more.

 

Check out the Groundwater TV interviews below.

Wednesday Groundwater TV coverage:

 

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Make the most of your last day at this year’s Expo!

Thursday, December 11 highlights

  • Explore the displays you didn’t see yesterday in the exhibit hall from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Learn something new at one of the many hands-on activities taking place in the exhibit hall.
  • Say goodbye to this year’s show and hello to next year’s event at the 2015 Expo Kickoff taking place from 2:30-4 p.m. in the exhibit hall. Enjoy some refreshments, take in the show by magician Jason Andrews, and enter for a chance to win some great door prizes (laptops and more)!

Questions?

Feel free to stop by the welcome center, NGWA staff will be happy to assist you.


Don’t miss today’s Opening Ceremony and Awards Presentations!

Wednesday, December 10 highlights

  • Make the most of your remaining time at this year’s Expo by attending today’s orientation session 7:30-8:30 a.m. in Room N115.
  • Hear the H2O Talk “Improving the World — One Idea at a Time” by Alex Bandar, Ph.D., congratulate this year’s NGWA awards recipients, and enjoy a concert by country music’s Josh Gracin at the Opening Ceremony and Awards Presentation, sponsored by Franklin Electric, in Rooms N109-114 from 10 a.m.12 p.m.
  • Explore hundreds of displays in the exhibit hall from 12-6 p.m. and be sure to check out the numerous hands-on activities taking place.
  • Looking to get away for a bit? Take the Vintage Vegas Tour in the afternoon or stop by the Las Vegas Hospitality Desk from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Staff will be happy to help you with show reservations and more.
  • Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page for a chance to win great prizes!

Expo mobile app now available

NGWA Expo app

The NGWA Expo app is the official mobile app for getting the most out of attending the NGWA Expo. The app allows you to view and build your schedule, connect with other attendees, participate in surveys, and more!

Use the personalized attendee code you received with your Expo badge in the mail.

Click the links below to download the free Expo app.

Download the NGWA Expo App on Google PlayDownload the NGWA Expo App on iTunes


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

 

Exhibits
You will have 12 full hours over two days to explore the newest in products and services from hundreds of exhibitors.
Education
You can choose from more than 50 hours of educational offerings designed to help you do your job more efficiently, easily, and cost-effectively.
Experts
You will have the opportunity to learn from real-life industry experts.
CEPs
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.
Skills
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.
Awards
You will have the chance to join in congratulating the best of the best during the NGWA Awards presentations.
Connection
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.

 

Register today!


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.


Las Vegas show ticket winners and deadline for early registration

NGWA Expo Las Vegas Show ticket giveaway

 

Congratulations to the two winners of our Vegas show tickets — William H . of Indiana and Dick G. of Oklahoma , who have been named the NGWA Expo winners of two passes eachto the Vegas show of their choice courtesy of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority!

Be sure to stay tuned for more news and contests on Facebook, Twitter, and our NGWA Expo news page. We’ll keep you up to speed regarding news and contests leading up to, as well as during, Expo. We have lots of exciting prizes planned!

 

Don’t forget to register by Friday, November 7 to take advantage of early registration discounts!

See you in Vegas!


Flashback Friday Expo video — CSA: What the Numbers Mean

This year’s Expo is almost here! We can’t wait to bring you the best educational offerings from industry experts.

In today’s Flashback Friday video, we’re taking a look back at a 2011 Expo presentation Accessing Company FMCSA Information: What the Numbers Meanby Patti Gillette of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association. This presentation covered the full implementation of CSA 2010, which created new measurement and evaluation systems, and much confusion on the numerical scores companies (and drivers) receive. Learn what these numbers mean and how they can be improved.

Interested in attending a presentation similar to this at the 2014 Expo? Click here to view the complete program lineup.

Stay tuned each Friday for a new surprise!

Register by next Friday November 7, to save!

 


Expo workshop spotlight

This biggest groundwater industry event is right around the corner! Did you know there are more than 50-plus hours of educational opportunities being offered all under one roof at this year’s Expo?

Find out more in today’s sneak peek video.
 

Todd Krause of Northwest Water Systems in Port Orchard, Washington, highlights the workshop, “Arsenic, Iron, Manganese, and Hydrogen Sulfide: What to do When the Standard Solutions Don’t Work.” This offering is but one of many you won’t want to miss.

For more information on this workshop, as well as to view the full online program, click here.

Register today!

 


Flashback Friday Video — “Killer Contract Clauses”

This year’s Expo is quickly approaching! We can’t wait to bring you the best educational offerings from industry experts.

In today’s Flashback Friday video, we’re taking a look back at a 2011 Expo presentation “Killer Contract Clauses” by Mike Madigan of Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter in Columbus, Ohio. This presentation covers how to recognize the red flags that may pop up in a contract and what actions you can take to mitigate them. Reading and understanding the content of a contract—and all its clauses—is imperative to performing your job correctly, in a timely manner, and within the established cost estimate.

Interested in attending a presentation similar to this at the 2014 Expo? Click here to view the complete program lineup.

Stay tuned each Friday for a new surprise!

Register today!


Expo workshop spotlight — Overcoming Grouting Challenges: How the Professionals Do It

Learn valuable information from leading industry experts at this year’s Expo workshop and panels.

Find out more in today’s sneak peek video.

Stewart Krause invites you to attend a workshop being offered that will share insight on the limitations of engineered grouts, pour or pump decisions, multiple completions, annular size, and problem solving for completion and abandonment.  Other presenters include Jim Piasecki  of Drilling Products, CETCO and Jeff Blinn of Baroid Industrial Drilling Products, Halliburton. This panel will be moderated by Roger E. Renner, MGWC of E.H. Renner & Sons Inc., Elk River, MN. You won’t want to miss this informative panel!

For more information on these sessions, as well as to view the full online program, click here.

Register today!


Flashback Friday video — Using Sand Tank Models to Teach About Groundwater

This year’s Expo is right around the corner! We can’t wait to bring you the best educational offerings from industry experts.

In today’s Flashback Friday video, we’re taking a look back at a 2012 Expo presentation “Using Sand Tank Models to Teach About Groundwater” by NGWA member W. Richard Laton, Ph.D., PG, CHG, CPG, of California State University, Fullerton. Whether you are participating in a career day or sharing with a service group, sand tank models illustrating groundwater movement can be effective tools. They can literally set the stage for your presentation or become the focal point. Learn how you can use these tools in groundwater presentations.

Interested in attending a presentation similar to this at the 2014 Expo? Click here to view the complete program lineup.

Stay tuned each Friday for a new surprise!

Register today!

 

 


Don’t miss the 2014 Darcy lecture farewell presentation

Wednesday, December 10, 1:30-3 p.m.

Don’t miss the NGWREF 2014 Darcy Lecture Series in Groundwater Science farewell presentation from Dorthe Wildenschild, Ph.D. at this year’s Expo.

What Happens in the Pore, No Longer Stays in the Pore: Opportunities and Limitations for Porous Media Characterization and Process Quantification Using X-ray Tomography

Dorthe-Wildenschild

Dorthe Wildenschild, Ph.D.

During this presentation, you will receive an overview of the current state of imaging of porous media systems — and processes taking place within them — using x-ray tomography, a technique that allows for three-dimensional observation and measurement of variables internal to an otherwise opaque object. Gain insight on how x-ray tomography has advanced to the point where it is possible to probe porous media in great detail, allowing for fully quantitative analyses of processes and mechanisms at the pore scale. Applications of the technique for the remediation of non-aqueous phase liquid in groundwater, the fundamentals of multiphase flow, and the geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide will be presented.Also discussed will be technique limitations, as well as new potential advances that will allow for exciting new research in coming years.

Dorthe Wildenschild, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering at Oregon State University.

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

 


Expo workshop spotlight — technical sessions

Did you know there are more than 50-plus hours of educational opportunities being offered all under one roof at this year’s Expo?

Find out more in today’s sneak peek video.

William M. Alley, Ph.D., NGWA director of science and technology, covers some of the highlighted technical sessions being offered for scientists and engineers you won’t want to miss.

For more information on these sessions, as well as to view the full online program, click here.

Register today!

 


Flashback Friday video — How to Read a Profit and Loss Statement

This year’s Expo is almost here and we can’t wait to bring you the best educational offerings from industry experts.

In today’s Flashback Friday video, we’re taking a look back at the 2012 Expo presentation How to Read a Profit and Loss Statementpresented by NGWA Vice President of Operations and Chief Financial Officer Paul Humes, CPA. If financial statements make you queasy, especially if business hasn’t been that good or you know your receivables are really lagging, the information in this presentation covers what you should look for when reviewing a profit and loss statement — how you can use it to better manage your business operations.

Interested in attending a presentation similar to this at the 2014 Expo? Click here to view the complete program lineup.

Stay tuned each Friday for a new surprise!

Register today!

 


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