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Come mingle with your fellow attendees during these activities, events, and offerings!

Coffee & Continental Breakfast with the Master Groundwater Contractors

Tuesday, December 5, 7-8 a.m.

Start your day by enjoying a cup of coffee and fellowship with NGWA’s Master Groundwater Contractors. The MGWCs will also be able to answer any questions you may have about becoming certified, best drilling and water systems practices, and running a successful business.


NGWA Welcome Party

Tuesday, December 5, 5:30-7 p.m., Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino

Meet up with old friends and make new ones at this crowd-pleaser that is also a great way to unwind after a full day of educational offerings!


Special opportunities for young and early career groundwater professionals!

Coffee & Doughnuts, Wednesday, December 6, 7-8 a.m.

Come meet others who are new to the groundwater industry for some camaraderie and to make new friends.

Exhibit Hall Tours, Wednesday, December 6, 3-4 p.m., and Thursday, December 7, 12-1 p.m.

Wonder what all that equipment in the exhibit hall does or curious how you fit in with all of those tools? If you’re a young professional or early in your groundwater-related career, take part in one of these tours of the exhibit hall that will be led by seasoned groundwater professionals. The guides will lead you through the hall, pointing out what some of the equipment and tools from the industry’s manufacturers and suppliers do while also explaining how they are used in the day-to-day jobs of those in our industry. Please meet at the NGWA on-site bookstore located in the prefunction area to begin your tour.

Book signing

Wednesday, December 6, 9:45-11 a.m.

Meet author and NGWA Director of Partner States Dave Schulenberg, QAS, and have him sign a copy of his just-published children’s book, Mr. Mouse Gets a New Water Well, after your purchase in the NGWA on-site bookstore.

This NGWA Press book tells the story of the services provided by water well professionals in an entertaining way as Mr. Mouse needs water for his house at Great Big Tree and enlists Mr. Otter’s Water Services.

Catch Up with Kathy Butcher

Wednesday, December 6, 1:30-2 p.m., and Thursday, December 7, 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Kathy Butcher, retired long-time NGWA director of professional development, will be in Las Vegas to help celebrate NGWA’s 75th anniversary at Groundwater Week 2023. She will be on-hand in the NGWA booth located in the exhibit hall during the days and times listed above. Stop by to say hi, catch up, reminiscence, and share your stories and experiences regarding the Association through the years.

Canada Night in Vegas

Wednesday, December 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Celebrate the spirit of Canada in Vegas! Join fellow Canadians at “Canada Night in Vegas,” hosted by Ground Water Canada, in Rooms N223-226 on Wednesday, December 6, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., for an evening of robust networking, and plenty of food and drinks.

Popcorn and Pilsners

Thursday, December 7, 1:30-3 p.m.

Join us for a time of camaraderie as we bid farewell to Groundwater Week 2023, celebrating the 75th anniversary of NGWA. We invite you to our “Popcorn and Pilsners” closing celebration in the exhibit hall to enjoy fresh-popped popcorn and sip on a variety of options at our cash bars while relishing in the memories and achievements of this milestone event. Raise your glasses and toast to the future of the groundwater industry at this closing celebration.