Just a few of this year’s notable speakers at Groundwater Week include the following.

Jim “The Rookie” Morris

Morris will share the story of his meteoric rise from 35-year-old high school teacher to major league baseball pitcher during the Keynote Presentation on Wednesday. Now working as a motivational speaker, Morris’ story has inspired countless individuals interested in overcoming life’s obstacles and living their dreams.

Pat Mulroy

Mulroy will discuss “Groundwater Challenges in Arid Lands” during Tuesday’s Summit Opening Session. Formerly with the Las Vegas Valley Water District and Southern Nevada Water Authority, she is currently serving as a nonresident senior fellow for Climate Adaptation and Environmental Policy for the Brookings Institution and practitioner in residence for the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law.

Gary Hix, RG, CWD/PI

Hix, licensed water well drilling contractor, registered geologist, and entrepreneur, will deliver the farewell presentation of his 2019 McEllhiney Lecture focusing on the current state of the drilling industry.

Dr. John Doherty

Doherty, author of PEST, a software package widely used for groundwater model calibration and uncertainty analysis, will deliver the farewell presentation of his 2019 Darcy Lecture focusing on the importance of, and challenges in, groundwater modeling.