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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.

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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!

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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

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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.

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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!

 


Workshop Spotlight: Watching Your Back–at the Computer or on the Rig

Take a sneak peek into one of the many informative educational offerings slated to take place at this year’s NGWA Groundwater Expo!

Today we’re spotlighting “Watching Your Back — at the Computer or on the Rig ” being presented by Anne Lindsay of the University of Nevada, Reno on Tuesday, December 9, 2014: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

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

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Flashback Friday video– Hydrogeologic Guidelines for Large-Scale Geothermal Heat Pump Installations

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

Until then, each week we are going to offer you free access to exclusive content from past events! We’re proud of the content and are glad to have the opportunity to bring you these Flashback Friday Videos from leading industry experts to assist you in doing the best job possible in the most cost-effective and efficient manner. Stay tuned each Friday for a new surprise!

Today we’re taking a look back at the 2012 Expo presentation “Hydrogeologic Guidelines for Large-Scale Geothermal Heat Pump Installations” presented by Nina Baird, Ph.D. of Carnegie Mellon University and NGWA’s Chief Executive Officer Kevin McCray, CAE. NGWA has a strong interest in the growing utilization of geothermal heat pump systems, wanting these systems to work well, while protecting the groundwater resource from contamination. Association volunteers developed simple, yet responsible guidelines for conducting an appropriate hydrogeologic investigation of a site being considered for a large-scale (commercial) geothermal heat pump installation.

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

 


Industry Best Suggested Practice Work Sessions

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Help yourself, your business, and your industry be aiding in the development of best suggested practices—documents intended to instill the highest level of public confidence in groundwater and well systems. Share your insights, experience, and expertise at three different work sessions at the Expo.

All BSP work sessions are worth 1 CEP each.

 

Best Suggested Practices for Reducing Problematic Concentrations of Arsenic in Residential Water Well Systems Work Session

December 9, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

 

This work session will include the review of the draft changes to the NGWA Best Suggested Practices for Reducing Problematic Concentrations of Arsenic in Residential Water Well Systems. Task force members who worked on the first edition are encouraged to attend as well as all NGWA members.

 

Best Suggested Practices for Water Well and Pump Operation and Maintenance Work Session

December 11, 10-11 a.m.

This work session aims to gather industry input regarding operation and maintenance of water well systems. The best suggested practices document is currently little more than an outline, leaving space for input on each critical topic. All NGWA members are welcome to attend.

 

Best Suggested Practices for Groundwater Sampling and Testing Work Session

December 9, 3-4 p.m.

During this work session, task force members and interested guests will review these two best suggested practices draft documents to refine the content towards publication. Best suggested practices are developed through consensus of industry professionals and brought before the NGWA Board of Directors for final approval. All NGWA members are welcome to attend.

 

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

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Workshop spotlight: The Biogeochemical Toolbox: Enhancing Natural Remedial Processes

Take a sneak peek into one of the many informative educational offerings slated to take place at this year’s NGWA Groundwater Expo!

Today we’re spotlighting “The Biogeochemical Toolbox: Enhancing Natural Remedial Processes” being presented by Karen Kinsella, Ph.D., a biogeochemist at GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc. in Glastonbury, Connecticut, on Wednesday, December 10, from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

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

Register today!

 


Flashback Friday video — Five Easy Ways to Promote Your Business and Groundwater Stewardship

As the excitement builds here at NGWA headquarters to bring you the biggest groundwater event of the year, each week we are going to offer you free access to exclusive content from past events! We’re proud of the content and are glad to have the opportunity to bring you these Flashback Friday Videos from leading industry experts to assist you in doing the best job possible in the most cost-effective and efficient manner. Stay tuned each Friday for a new surprise!

Today we’re taking a look back at the 2011 Expo presentation “Five Easy Ways to Promote Your Business and Groundwater Stewardship” presented by NGWA’s Public Awareness Director, Cliff Treyens. This session covers how to use existing NGWA events and materials to become an information leader in your area when it comes to groundwater and wells.

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

 


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Room upgrade and dinner package winner announced!

2014 NGWA Expo - Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino -- Benihana

 

Congratulations to Bruce Reichmuth of Garden City, Kansas, winner of the hotel room upgrade and dinner package made possible by the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino (formerly the LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino). He will receive an upgrade to a premium Napa one-bedroom suite and dinner for two at world-famous Benihana! Planning on attending the biggest groundwater industry event of the year? Click here to make your hotel reservations and be sure to mention you are attending the NGWA Expo.

 

Win two free tickets to a Vegas show on us!

Register by September 30 and you’ll be entered to win two tickets to a Vegas show of your choice! Click here to register.

And be sure to stay tuned for more news and contests! Stay connected with our weekly Expo news page and be sure to like us on Facebook and join us on Twitter. We’ll keep you up to speed regarding news and contests leading up to, as well as during, Expo.

See you in Vegas!


Flashback Friday Video — The Misuse of Chlorine in Wells and Pipelines

We have another free video for you! As the excitement builds here at NGWA headquarters to bring you the biggest groundwater event of the year, each week we are going to offer you free access to exclusive content from past events! We’re proud of the content and are glad to have the opportunity to bring you these Flashback Friday Videos from leading industry experts to assist you in doing the best job possible in the most cost-effective and efficient manner. Stay tuned each Friday for a new surprise!

Today we’re taking a look back at the 2013 Expo presentation The Misuse of Chlorine in Wells and Pipelines” presented by David T. Hanson of Design Water Technologies, Shorewood, Minnesota. This workshop covers the disadvantages of “more” chlorine and the dangers of usage; pH of well water and its effect on success; placement of chlorine in wells; the issue of physical well problems; and local lab tests to better understand your problems. Those new to the industry, as well as those in need of a refresher, can benefit from this presentation.

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

 


Flashback Friday Video — Employee Oversight for Companies and Nonprofits

As the excitement builds here at NGWA headquarters to bring you the biggest groundwater event of the year, each week we are going to offer you free access to exclusive content from past events! We’re proud of the content and are glad to have the opportunity to bring you these Flashback Friday Videos from leading industry experts to assist you in doing the best job possible in the most cost-effective and efficient manner. Stay tuned each Friday for a new surprise!

Today we’re taking a look back at the 2012 Expo presentation Employee Oversight for Companies and Nonprofits” presented by Mark Van Benschoten, CP,A of Rea & Associates Inc. in Dublin, Ohio. This workshop covers the importance of overseeing employees who are responsible for conducting and recording financial transaction.

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

 


Special offer — register early and win tickets to a Vegas show

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Are you planning on attending the biggest groundwater industry event of the year? Why not plan some fun while you’re in town?

Register to attend the 2014 NGWA Groundwater Expo on or before September 30 and your name will be entered into a random drawing to win two tickets to a Vegas show of your choice such as Cirque du Soleil — Mystère or the Blue Man Group! Stay tuned for more fun surprises in the coming weeks.

Register today: http://groundwaterexpo.com/register/


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