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BE SURE NOT TO MISS THIS YEAR’S MUST-ATTEND INDUSTRY EVENT! “Step Ahead” in your knowledge, your profession, and your industry at the 2011 NGWA Ground Water Expo and Annual Meeting! • Learn while you earn your CEPs during more than 75 hours of educational programming

“Step Ahead”

• View the newest in equipment and technology from 225-plus exhibitors • Forge partnerships across all sectors of the industry See inside for more details! 800 551.7379 614 898.7791

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GENERAL SESSIONS The 2011 NGWA Ground Water Expo and Annual Meeting celebrates the 63rd anniversary of the National Ground Water Association, whose mission is dedicated to advancing groundwater knowledge. Event dates

Conference— November 29–December 2 Exhibit hall— November 30–December 1


Las Vegas Convention Center 3150 Paradise Road Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 USA

Keynote and Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, November 30, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Keynote Address

Come hear Brian Shul, retired Air Force pilot, author, and photographer, as he relates his amazing story of perseverance and triumph over tragedy. As a fighter pilot in Vietnam, Shul’s aircraft was shot down near the Cambodian border. Though unable to eject, he miraculously survived the crash but sustained serious burn injuries and was told he would never fly again.

General Membership Breakfast Meeting

Thursday, December 1, 7-8:30 a.m.

Join your fellow NGWA members for breakfast and hear what this year’s national board candidates have to say, as well as honoring this year’s NGWA Divisional Award winners. While this members-only event is free, preregistration is encouraged and appreciated.

WellGuard Willis Programs, administrators of the WellGuard property and casualty insurance program, is the official sponsor of the General Membership Breakfast Meeting.

Divisional membership meetings will take place Tuesday, November 29: Contractors 12:30-1:30 p.m. Manufacturers 1:30-2:30 p.m. Suppliers 2:30-3:30 p.m. Scientists/engineers 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Delegates Meeting

Thursday, December 1, 4-6 p.m. Host

National Ground Water Association 601 Dempsey Road Westerville, Ohio 43081 USA 800 551.7379 614 898.7791 (outside the USA) Fax 614 898.7786

Expo Web site

However, Shul not only returned to the Air Force where he taught at the TOPGUN school, but he was later selected to fly the world’s fastest jet, the SR-71 spy plane, an assignment requiring astronaut status. His phenomenal comeback is a remarkable one that has served as an inspiration to many.

Awards Ceremony

Information in this brochure is current as of August 5, 2011 and may be subject to change. Please check the NGWA Expo Web site for the most up-to-date information available including detailed educational offering descriptions. Also, be sure to pick up a copy of the official Expo on-site program when you arrive in Las Vegas.


Honor the industry’s best and brightest during the 2011 NGWA Awards of Excellence and Outstanding Ground Water Project Awards presentations. Details on this year’s award winners will be available on the NGWA Web site in early fall.

Laibe Corp. is the official sponsor of the Keynote and Awards Ceremony.

Let your voice be heard by casting your ballot for the NGWA Board of Directors candidate of your choice. Please note that you must register on-site at the Delegates Registration Desk and pick up the appropriate credentials at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. Delegate registration hours are: Tuesday, November 29, 12-4 p.m. Wednesday, November 30, 12-5 p.m. Thursday, December 1, 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

NGWREF Fundraising Auction Wednesday, November 30, 6-7:30 p.m.

New time, location, and format! Taking place in the exhibit hall right after the exhibits close, this is your opportunity to make a difference! NGWREF’s fundraising auction helps support the groundwater industry. Proceeds benefit the Len Assante Scholarship and Developing Nations funds of NGWREF, a charitable organization focused on conducting educational, research, and other activities related to a broader public understanding of groundwater.

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NGWA COMMUNITY EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES Get Connected: A Session The Gun Store for New Members, First-Time Sharpshooter Competition November 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Attendees, and Volunteers

How accurate is your shot? Find out when you shoot a fully automatic machine gun If you’re new to Expo or NGWA, a voland your choice of handgun. Join your unteer, or simply want to get connected fellow groundwater professionals at The with your fellow groundwater industry peers, attend this welcome and orientation Gun Store and receive a complimentary session to discover how to make the most T-shirt, VIP accommodations, private instruction, and complimentary (nonalcoof both your Expo experience and your holic) beverages. membership!

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Attendee Welcome Party November 29, 6-7:30 p.m.

The Attendee Welcome Party is a great way to meet up with old friends and colleagues, as well as make new acquaintances. Open to all Expo attendees of any groundwater profession, there is no charge to attend this event, which will take place at the Las Vegas Hilton (the Expo headquarters hotel located adjacent to the convention center), but an Expo registration badge is required for admission.

Franklin Electric is the official sponsor of the Attendee Welcome Party.

Las Vegas Architectural Tour December 1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Las Vegas is known for eye-popping architecture, but few experience the treasures off the Strip. This tour includes some of those hidden gems and some well-know landmarks. Stops include the City Center, the Lou Ruvo Brain Clinic, and the historic Scotch 80’s development, an upscale neighborhood and home to Mayor Oscar Goodman, entertainer Jerry Lewis, and casino mogul Steve Wynn. Preregistration and ticket required— cost on or before October 28 is $50; thereafter $65. The shuttle departs from and returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Before and after your time at the range, challenge your colleagues to a game of pinball at the nearby Pinball Hall of Fame. Here you can play more than 200 vintage pinball machines . . . and all the quarters you put into the games help to support the Las Vegas Salvation Army.

The Life of Elvis at the Las Vegas Hilton— A Behind-the-Scenes Tour November 29, 1-4 p.m.

More people saw Elvis perform at the Las Vegas Hilton than anywhere else in the world. Elvis performed his first show at the International in 1969 (it became the Las Vegas Hilton in 1971). He went on to perform regular engagements at the property for seven years—a total of 837 consecutive sold-out performances in front of 2.5 million people. Enjoy this rare, behind-the-scenes tour of the life of Elvis at the Las Vegas Hilton, the Expo headquarters hotel located next to the convention center. Begin with a backstage tour of the Hilton Theatre, including the private lounge and dressing room that Elvis and his band actually used. You will continue on to see the industrial-sized kitchens used to prepare Elvis’ meals and spontaneous parties, then head up to the top floor of the Hilton where you will explore one of the three Sky Villas, one of the largest suites in the world. Your tour wraps up with a private reception in the Bistro Lounge where you will have the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. Preregistration and ticket required— cost on or before October 28 is $30; thereafter $40.

Preregistration and ticket required—cost on or before October 28 is $95; thereafter $125. The shuttle to and from The Gun Store and Pinball Hall of Fame begins at 8:30 a.m., departing from the convention center.

Western Rubber & Mfg. is the official sponsor of The Gun Store Sharpshooter Competition.

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EDUCATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS MGWC certification exam December 2, 7:30-11:30 a.m.

November 30, 1:30-3 p.m. Life-Cycle Economic Analysis of Water Wells—Considerations for Design and Construction Marvin F. Glotfelty, RG Learn how seemingly more expensive initial water well costs may actually pay for themselves in the early life of the well, in addition to providing ongoing dividends in value and economics for years. The McEllhiney Lecture Series is underwritten by Franklin Electric Co.

2011 NGWREF Darcy Lecture farewell presentation

November 30, 3:30-5 p.m. Characterization of a Complex, Sole-Source Aquifer System in Benin, West Africa Stephen E. Silliman, Ph.D. Collaboration among scientists and students from the United States and Benin has allowed development of increasing insight into the hydrogeology of this important coastal aquifer system. Research efforts discussed include numerical modeling, water quality characterization, and electrical resistivity surveys. Attending each lecture is worth 1.5 CEPs.





2012 NGWREF McEllhiney Lecture kickoff presentation

To reserve a seat for this exam, eligible individuals must complete and submit an CERTIFIED application for receipt at NGWA headquarters on or before November 2. For more information on this certification and how to apply, contact the certification coordinator at 800 551.7379 (614 898.7791), ext. 511. (Four hours are allocated for this combination essay and multiple-choice exam; plan accordingly as you must complete the exam within this time period.) national ground water association

Help develop industry best suggested practices

Participate in helping shape industry “best practices” at one or more working sessions at this year’s Expo. Share your insight, experience, and expertise on these topics and earn 1.5 CEPs per session: November 29, 1-2:30 p.m. “Sustained Yield in a Hydrofractured Well” November 29, 2:30-4 p.m. “Safe Handling of Radioactive Material from Water Treatment Devices” November 30, 3:30-5 p.m. “Characterizing Needs of Surface Water/ Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems”

Two-Year Aquifer Test of the Great Basin Aquifer Field Trip December 2, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

In the early 1980s, the U.S. Air Force drilled wells in rural areas of Nevada and Utah to locate water for the proposed intercontinental ballistic missile system. Some of these wells penetrated the Carbonate-Rock Aquifer System in the Great Basin. The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) acquired one of these wells, MX5, along with groundwater rights, to augment water resources for the Las Vegas area. As part of subsequent groundwater right applications, the Nevada state engineer ordered a two-year aquifer test. SNWA installed monitoring wells, obtained permits, and constructed transbasin facilities to develop existing permitted water rights, as well as to carry out the test. Local, state, and federal agreements were signed to divert, treat, and transmit the water from the basin of origin and convey it to Las Vegas via the Colorado River system. The first stop of the field trip will be at the point of diversion, where the Las Vegas Valley Water District operates MX5, the treatment plant, and the pumping system. The trip will then track the groundwater through the conveyance system of Moapa Valley Water District. Along the way, you will explore the natural area of warm springs fed by the regional carbonate aquifer, creating the headwaters of the Muddy River and the exclusive home to the endangered Moapa dace. From the Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge, the tour will continue along the water’s route to the Muddy Valley Irrigation Co.’s Bowman Reservoir, where the developed groundwater is naturally cooled, released to the Muddy River, and then discharged to the Colorado River system and Lake Mead. On the way back to Las Vegas, you will encounter other regional aquifer warm springs that emerge from rock outcrops just south of the Valley of Fire State Park in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Field trip participation is worth 4 CEPs. Preregistration and ticket required—cost on or before October 28 is $75; thereafter $95. The field trip departs from and returns to the Las Vegas Hilton.

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November 29-December 2 75-plus hours of educational offerings

Business management Appraisals: Equipment and Business Values—What Do They Mean and What to Do with Them Presenter: Michael A. Salvadore, SPA, MPPA, Salvadore Auctions & Appraisals 1 CEP

Profit Mastery: Break-Even 360— The Absolute Best Tool to Measure and Manage Profitability Presenter: Steve LeFever, Business Resource Service Inc. 1.5 CEPs

Bidding and Estimating: Critical Tools for Effective Business Management Presenter: Gregg Corley, Clemson University 4.5 CEPs

Profit Mastery: Using a Unique Financial Roadmap and Scorecard to Achieve Guaranteed Financial Performance Improvement Presenter: Steve LeFever, Business Resource Service Inc. 2.5 CEPs

Business and Groundwater Stewardship Presenter: Cliff Treyens, NGWA 1 CEP ConsensusDOCS Presenter: Mike Madigan, Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter 1 CEP The ESOP Solution Presenter: Tom Roback, CPA, QKA, Blue Ridge ESOP Associates 1 CEP How I Used ConsensusDOCS Presenter: TBA 1 CEP How the New Tax Laws Will Affect You Presenter: Mark Van Benschoten, CPA, Rea and Associates Inc. 1 CEP How You Can Use Best Suggested Practices to Improve Your Business Performance Presenter: TBA 1 CEP Killer Contract Clauses Presenter: Mike Madigan, Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter 1 CEP Marketing Your NGWA Certified Status Presenters: Ron Peterson, MGWC, Atlantic Well Drilling Inc., and Richard Thron, MGWC, Mantyla Well Drilling Inc. 1 CEP

Protecting Your Water Supply and Your Bottom Line: Shifting Treatment Costs from Ratepayers to Polluters Presenter: Alexander Leff, Sher Leff LLP 1 CEP Update on the American Arbitration Association’s Construction Industry Mediation Rules Presenter: Mike Madigan, Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter 1 CEP Using Different Media to Promote Groundwater Presenter: TBA 1 CEP Using Newsletters and the Web to Market Your Business Presenters: Mike Price and David Evener, NGWA 1.5 CEPs Using NGWA’s Drilling Cost Calculator Presenter: Jonathan Jenkins, NGWA 1 CEP Web-Based Information Services Available from State Geological Surveys to Assist Your Well Contracting Business Presenter: David R. Wunsch, Ph.D., PG, NGWA 1 CEP

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Drilling operations and well construction Alternative Fuels and Synthetic Motor Oils Presenter: TBA 1.5 CEPs ANSI/NGWA Well Construction Standard: Background, How to Use It, and Future Standards Presenter: Todd Hunter, Ground Water Pump Systems 1 CEP Designing Wells to Optimize Performance and Efficiency—How to Minimize Frictional and Financial Losses Presenters: Christopher Harich, Ph.D., University of Southern California, and Robert Turnbull and Kevin McGillicuddy, Roscoe Moss Co. 1.5 CEPs Glass Beads as Better Alternative to Natural Filter Gravel in Water Wells Presenter: Reinhard A. Klaus, Sigmund Lindner GmbH 1 CEP How to Use Sediment Filter Bags to Remove Rock Chips and Silt from Drilling Water Presenter: Todd Giddings, Ph.D., PG, Todd Giddings and Associates Inc. 1 CEP Hydrogeology 101 Presenter: W. Richard Laton, Ph.D., PG, CPG, California State University, Fullerton 1 CEP Presented in Spanish Hydrogeology, Water Well Design, and Construction Presenter: Jose Pina, Johnson Screens Inc. 1 CEP Making Drilling Water Crystal Clear: It’s Easier Than You Think! Presenter: Todd Giddings, Ph.D., PG, Todd Giddings and Associates Inc. 1.5 CEPs U.S. COE Session Presenter: Ethan Weikel, PG, USACE Baltimore District 4 CEPs


EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM LINEUP Geothermal operations How Groundwater Professionals Avoid Potential Pitfalls on Geothermal Projects Presenter: W. Richard Laton, Ph.D., PG, CPG, California State University, Fullerton 4 CEPs Polycrystalline Diamond Compact Bits: A Closer Look Presenter: Kevin Christensen, Palmer Bit Co. 1 CEP Proper Silica Selection for Geothermal Loop Installation Presenter: Todd K. Tannehill, CETCO 1 CEP What Was I (Not) Thinking—Homework I Should Have Done Before Starting the Geothermal Job Presenter: John “Jack” W. Henrich, MGWC, Bergerson-Caswell Inc. 1 CEP

Safety/compliance/ safe practice Accessing Company FMCSA Information: What the Numbers Mean Presenter: Gary LaBrake, On the Road 1 CEP Effective Fleet Management Presenter: TBA 1 CEP

Professional development Five Easy Ways to Promote Your Business and Groundwater Stewardship Presenter: Cliff Treyens, NGWA 1 CEP How Using the NGWA Web Site Can Help You Maximize Your Membership Benefit Presenter: Rachel Jones, NGWA 1.5 CEPs

How Groundwater Contractors Can Avoid NGWA’s Director Candidates School Presenter: Kevin B. McCray, CAE, NGWA the Most Common Industry Losses 1.5 CEPs Presenter: TBA 1 CEP Preparing to Earn (or Upgrade) NGWA Voluntary Certification Inexpensive and Free Safety Resources Presenter: TBA for Groundwater Professionals 1 CEP Presenter: Jim Wright, WDC Exploration & Wells 1 CEP

Job Site Safety: Mission Critical Presenter: Robert H. Stothoff, SGS North America Inc. 1 CEP Shocking: Using Proper Electrical Safety Practice Presenter: Jim Wright, WDC Exploration & Wells 1 CEP Transporting Hazardous Materials in the Groundwater Industry Presenter: Gary LaBrake, On the Road 1 CEP Understanding and Negotiating DOT Issues and Requirements for the Groundwater Industry Presenters: Gary LaBrake, On the Road, and Roger Renner, MGWC, E.H. Renner & Sons Inc. 4 CEPs Understanding and Training for Driver Fitness Under CSA 2010 Presenter: Gary LaBrake, On the Road 1 CEP


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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM LINEUP Water quality and treatment

Water systems

Dissolved Oxygen Sensing Technologies Presenter: Laura St. Pierre, YSI Inc. 1 CEP

Advanced Pressure Control and Pumping Protection Using Variable Frequency Drives Presenter: Corey Steinke, SJE-Rhombus 1 CEP

Effective Water Treatment Can Reduce Energy Use and Detergent Pollution Presenter: Pauli Undesser, Water Quality Association 1 CEP Groundwater Monitoring Challenges Related to Mining Presenters: Matt Hartmann, PG, SRK Consulting (U.S.) Inc., and David R. Wunsch, Ph.D., PG, NGWA 1.5 CEPs In Situ ‘Green’ Groundwater Treatment Design and Engineering of Controlled Vertical Hydraulically Fractured Groundwater Remediation Programs Presenter: Kevin Dyson, PE, Geosierra Environmental Inc. 1 CEP Low Flow Sampling Best Practices Presenter: Laura St. Pierre, YSI Inc. 1 CEP Nuisance Bacteria in the Well: It’s Not Just About Coliforms Presenter: Kathleen M. Wiseman, Water Systems Engineering Inc. 1 CEP

Big Wells—Big Pumps—Big Water Presenter: Don Harvard, CWD/PI, Morrow Water Technologies Inc. 2 CEPs Energy Management—A Must! Presenter: Jack Creamer, Schneider Electric/Square D 1 CEP

Well maintenance and rehabilitation Understanding and Remedying Your Well Problems Presenter: David T. Hanson, Design Water Technologies 1 CEP Water Well Maintenance and Rehabilitation Presenter: Kevin McGinnis, Cotey Chemical Corp. 1 CEP

Functionality and Troubleshooting Variable Speed Pump Controllers Presenter: David L. Kill, ITT 1 CEP Pump Sizing Tools—What They Are and How They Work Presenter: David Kill, ITT 1 CEP What’s New in Renewable Energy Pumping Presenter: Larry Seitter, Grundfos Pumps Corp. 1 CEP

Innovative approaches

Overcoming Iron Bacteria in Water Wells—A New Perspective Presenter: Steve Strong, Laval Underground Surveys 1 CEP

Individual Well Operation Affects Water Quality and Aquifer Sustainability Presenter: John A. Reid, Reid Plumbing Products LLC 1 CEP

Sampling Techniques for Environmental Wells Presenter: Michael Barcelona, Ph.D., Western Michigan University 1 CEP

Legislation and Regulations from Around the Country Presenter: Christine L. Reimer, NGWA 1 CEP

Sampling Techniques for Water Supply Wells (Testing) Presenter: TBA 1 CEP

Nontraditional Well Design and Construction Challenges Presenter: Matt Hartmann, PG, SRK Consulting (U.S.) Inc. 1 CEP

Water Treatment Product Certification: What Does It Really Mean? Presenter: Pauli Undesser, Water Quality Association 1 CEP

Soil Gas Sampling Presenters: Thomas D. Dalzell, CWD, AMS, and Jennifer J. Miller, Air Toxics Ltd. 1 CEP

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Sustainable and available groundwater Aquifer Characterization Tests and Transducer Data Collection Presenter: Jim Broderick, In-Situ Inc. 1 CEP Briefing on Recent Key Actions Affecting Exempt Wells in the West Presenter: Christine L. Reimer, NGWA 1 CEP NGWA/RWSN Event Highlights Invited presenter: TBA 1.5 CEPs Site Assessment: Effects of Demand and Land Use on Groundwater Resources Presenter: Kathleen M. Wiseman, Water Systems Engineering Inc. 1.5 CEPs Using Sand Tank Models to Teach About Groundwater Presenter: W. Richard Laton, Ph.D., PG, CPG, California State University, Fullerton 1.5 CEPs


EXHIBITORS Exhibit hall hours: November 30, 12-6 p.m., and December 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

This list is current as of August 5, 2011 — please check the Expo Web site for updates.  —First-time Expo exhibitors.


Carmeuse Industrial Sands Centennial Plastics Center Rock Inc. Central Mine Equipment Co. CertainTeed Corp. Cerus Industrial Corp. CETCO Drilling Products Charger Water Treatment Products ChemGrout Inc. Clean Earth Technology Inc. ClimateMaster Inc. Coleman Cable Inc. Compression Leasing Services Inc. Cotey Chemical Corp. Cresline Plastic Pipe Co. Inc. CSI Water Treatment Systems Cycle Stop Valves

101 Pipe & Casing Inc.


A.O. Smith Water Systems A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co. AA Rotating Apparatus Aardvark Packers LLC ABSMaterials Inc. Acker Drill Co. AdEdge Technologies Inc. Alloy Screen Works AlturnaMATS Inc. Amarillo Gear Co. American Granby Inc. American Ground Water Trust American Mfg. Co. American West Windmill & Solar Co. American-Marsh Pumps Ametek U.S. Gauge Amistco Separation Products Inc. AMS Inc. Amtrol Inc. Analytical Technology Inc. Applied Research Associates Inc., Vertek Division Aries/CCV Engineering & Mfg. Armored Textiles Inc. Armstrong Machine Co. Inc. Astec Underground Atlas Copco CMT USA


Baroid Industrial Drilling Products Baski Inc. BAT Geosystems AB Bay Geophysical Inc. Ben Meadows Better Water Industries Inc. Big Foot Mfg. Co. Bit Brokers International Bitco Inc. Black Dog Industries LLC Boshart Industries Inc. Bucks Geophysical Corp.


Campbell Scientific

 Cardno ERI

Enoscientific Environmental Mfg. Inc. Environmental Service Products LLC ESP Environmental Service Products Inc.


First Corp International Inc. Flatwater Fleet Inc. Flexcon Industries Flint & Walling Inc. Flomatic Corp. Flow Center Products Inc. Flowserve Pump Division Foremost Industries LP Forestry Suppliers Inc. Franklin Electric


GEFCO GenPro Energy Solutions LLC Geo Air Industries Geo-Loop Inc. GeoPro Inc. Geoprobe Systems GeoRocFor Accessories Inc. Geosierra Environmental Inc. Geotech Environmental Equipment Inc. Geothermal Supply Co. Getec Inc. Gicon Pumps & Equipment Givens International Drilling Supplies Inc. GP Fiberglass Groundswell Technologies Inc. Groundwater Innovations Group Transportation Services Inc. Grundfos Pumps Corp. Gus Pech Mfg. Co. Inc.

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VLT Drives  Danfoss Delta Screen & Filtration

Design Water Technologies Diedrich Drill Inc. Drill King International LP DrillingWorld Duramast Industries Inc. Dynamic Suppy Ltd. Dynotek


Eastern Drillers Mfg. Co. Inc. East West Machinery Exporting ECT Mfg. Inc. Emco Wheaton Retail Corp.


Halco Hanna Instruments USA Hanson’s Water Treatment Heron Instruments Higgins Rig Co. Hitachi America Ltd. Hoeptner Perfected Products Hose Manufacturers Hydroflo Pumps USA Inc.

Expo sponsors Current as of 7-5-2011.

Official sponsor of the Expo on-site registration area

Official sponsor of the Keynote and Awards Ceremony


Official sponsor of the Attendee Welcome Party

Official sponsor of the New Products Showcase

Official sponsor of the Cyber Café and Expo on-site program

Official sponsor of the Expo shuttle transportation

Official sponsor of the General Membership Breakfast Meeting

Official sponsor of The Gun Store Sharpshooter Competion

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Nastec srl National Driller National Ground Water Association National Oilwell Varco National Pump Co. LLC National Well Supplies Co. Inc. NGWA Publications North Houston Machine Inc. Novatek/WaterGroup Numa

Ideal Clamp Products Inc. Indar Maquinas Hidraulicas SL Industrial Test Systems Inc. Infinity Tool Mfg. Inflatable Packers International In-Situ Inc. Instrumentation Northwest Inc. International Pipe In-Well Technologies ISCO Industries ITT/Goulds Pumps/Red Jacket


Orenco Controls



Jet-Lube Inc. Johnson Screens

Paige Electric Co. LP Palmer Bit Co. Penny Pockets Ltd. Pentair Water Phase Technologies LLC Pro Products LLC Process Measurement & Controls Inc. Pullmaster Winch Corp. Pulsafeeder Inc. Pulstar Mfg. Inc.


K & K Supply Inc./Custom Pipe & Coupling Kalas Mfg. Karlington Electric Inc. Keller America Inc. Kelly Pipe Co. Kem-Tron Technologies Inc. King Oil Tools Korea Ground Water Association KPSI Transducers, Pressure Systems kwik-ZIP


QSP Packers LLC Quick Tanks Inc.



L.B. Foster Co. Laibe Corp. LAKOS Separators & Filtration Systems Laval Underground Surveys Liberty Pumps

Rauch Mfg. Regency Wire and Cable Rig Source Inc. RVJ International LLC Robbco Pumps Inc. Robertson Geologging Rockmore International Rock-Tech International Roscoe Moss Mfg.Co.



Maass Midwest Mfg. Inc. Marks Products Inc. MARL Technologies Inc. Merrill Mfg. Co. M-I SWACO Mid America Water Treatment Mid-America Pump & Supply Midsun Speciality Products Inc. Mid-Western LLC Mills Machine Co. Milspec Industries Mincon Inc. Mitsubishi Materials USA Mobile Drill LLC Morris Industries Inc. Motor Controls Inc. Mount Sopris Instruments Mud Technology International Inc. Mudslayer Mfg. Murphy’s Water Well Bits

Salvadore Auctions & Appraisals Inc. Schlumberger Water Services Schneider Electric Schramm Inc. Scorpion Oil Tools SEMCO Inc. Service Wire Co. Shakti Pumps India Ltd. Sigmund Lindner GmbH SIMCO Drilling Equipment Simmons Mfg. Co. SJE-Rhombus Snyder Industries Inc. Solar Power and Pump Co. Solinst Canada Ltd. Sonic Drill Corp. Southwire Stairs Industrial Co. Ltd. Stenner Pump Co. Sterling Water Treatment Stratex/Hyduke Machining Solutions Structural Composite Sulzer Pumps Sumoto srl


TAM International Inc. Technogenia TECO-Westinghouse Motor Co.

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Telsa srl Tianjin Lilin Petroleum Machinery Co. Ltd. Tibban Mfg. Inc. Titan Industries tube technologies inc.


USExploration Equipment Co. U.S. Motors/Nidec Motor Corp. Unimin Corp. Unitra Inc.


Vermeer Corp. Victory Steel Products


Water Quality Association Water-Right Inc. WaterSoft Inc. Water Systems Council Webtrol Pumps Weldco-Beales Mfg. Wellenco Water Well Technology Well Pumps sa WellGuard Insurance Program WellMate and American Plumber Well-Vu Cameras Wester Rubber & Mfg. Wilo USA LLC WLS Drilling Products Wolf Pumps Woodford Mfg. WorldWide Drilling Resource Wyo-Ben Inc.


Xitech Instruments Inc. Y

Yaskawa Electric America YSI Inc.


Zilmet USA

New Products Showcase Be sure to make some time to visit the New Products Showcase where you can preview the hottest new groundwater industry innovations! Located in the lobby of the convention center, the showcase is open throughout the conference. of the Mud Puppy is the official sponsor of the New Products Showcase.



Las Vegas Convention Center 3150 Paradise Road Las Vegas, Nevada 89109


Accommodations Las Vegas Hilton 3000 Paradise Road Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 USA 800 635.7711 702 732.5111

Getting from the airport to the convention center and hotel Bell Trans offers Airport Shuttle (share-a-ride) Service outside Door #9 of the McCarran Airport Baggage Claim area to and from hotels/motels located on or near the Las Vegas Strip and downtown areas. Gray Line Las Vegas operates airport hotel shuttles from McCarran International Airport to all of the major Las Vegas Strip and downtown resorts continuously.

NGWA has secured a limited block of rooms on a first come, first served basis at the group rate of $85 per night single/ double occupancy. This rate applies to the NGWA room block and is valid until the October 29 cutoff, unless our block fills before that date. When making your reservations, be sure to mention you are attending this NGWA event. Remember, you are responsible for securing your own reservations. Make your reservations online. For guest check-in and checkout times, please contact the hotel directly.

Expo shuttle service

For your added convenience, complimentary shuttle service between the conference hotel and the convention center will be available during Expo hours. Jet-Lube Inc. is the official sponsor of the 2011 NGWA Ground Water Expo shuttle service.

Registration and refund policy: Once you register, we will send you—via mail—your receipt and badge. If you register on or after November 4, you will need to pick up your badge at the on-site registration area at Expo. Refund policy: A $25 cancellation fee per registrant applies to all refund requests made on or before November 4; no refunds will be issued on or after November 5. On-site registration: If you plan to register at the member rate, please be sure to have your current NGWA membership card, as well as your payment, with you. Tax deduction for educational expenses: An income tax deduction is permitted for educational expenses (registration fees, cost of travel, lodging, and books) undertaken to (1) maintain or improve skills required in one’s employment or business, or (2) meet expressed requirements of an employer imposed as a condition to retention of employment, rate status, or rate of compensation. Meals and beverages may be deductible up to 50 percent. Note: NGWA reserves the right to amend or cancel programs and speakers as necessary to ensure a quality event. Disclaimer: NGWA provides a wide array of presentations, workshops, Webinars, and other forms of continuing education and/or instruction developed with the input and guidance of various groundwater professionals and others who serve as presenters. Unless specifically noted, NGWA is not responsible for the content of these presentations and instruction, or the opinions of the presenters. Individual situations and local practices and standards may vary, so members and others utilizing information contained within a presentation or continuing education event are free to adopt differing standards and approaches as they see fit. Products and names mentioned in materials or presentations are the property of their respective owners and the mention of them does not constitute an endorsement by NGWA. Information contained in a presentation or continuing education event hosted or promoted by NGWA is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. NGWA assumes no liability or responsibility for the contents of a presentation or continuing education instruction or the opinions expressed by the presenters.


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NGWA Ground Water Expo and Annual Meeting November 29-December 2, 2011 • Las Vegas, Nevada • USA COMPANY INFORMATION

FEES/OPTIONS (U.S. FUNDS) Expo registration fees

Company name




Zip/Postal Code



___ Water well contractor/ pump installer ___ Scientist/engineer/hydrologist ___ Supplier/distributor/wholesaler

A. Nonmember/B. spouse $250 $350 (fee per person) C. Student—full-time (ID required)

$35 $55

D. Manufacturer (nonexhibiting) $1,000 $1,000 First registrant D. Manufacturer (nonexhibiting) $250 $250 Additional registrant



Beginning October 29

A. NGWA member/B. spouse $145 $225 (fee per person)

Mailing address


On or before October 28

(please mark one) ___ Manufacturer representative ___ Manufacturer (nonexhibiting) ___ Student (school name and ID#) ________________________

E. Child (17 and under)

Free Free

Friday workshops

There are no additional fees for these offerings, but preregistration is strongly encouraged so the correct amount of course materials are available. F. Bidding and Estimating: Critical Tools for Effective Business Management



G. Understanding and Negotiating DOT Issues and Requirements for the Groundwater Industry



NGWA membership #

H. How Professionals Avoid Potential Pitfalls on Geothermal Projects




Optional events

E-mail Circle registration option(s): A B  C D E F G H I J K L M N

REGISTRANT 1 TOTAL FEES:__________________________________


Preregistration is encouraged for all optional events, even if there is no charge, as seating is limited. I. Two-Year Aquifer Test of the Great Basin $75 $95 Carbonate Aquifer Field Trip

J. General Membership Breakfast Meeting (members only) Free


K. MGWCs breakfast (open only to MGWCs and guests) $35 (fee per person)


L. The Gun Store Sharpshooter Competition



M. The Life of Elvis at the Las Vegas Hilton— A Behind-the-Scenes Tour



N. Las Vegas Architectural Tour




Baroid Industrial Drilling Products is the official sponsor of the Expo on-site registration area.

Circle registration option(s): A B  C D E F G H I J K L M N

REGISTRANT 2 TOTAL FEES:__________________________________

If you are registering more than two attendees, please make copies of this form.

Refund policy—a $25 cancellation fee per registrant applies to all refund requests made on or before November 4, 2011; no refunds will be issued on or after November 5, 2011.

Join NGWA today and save on the registration fees for Expo by calling 800 551.7379 (614 898.7791 outside the United States) Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ET. By virtue of registering to attend this NGWA event, you grant NGWA full rights to use any photos/videos/recordings containing your likeness taken during the routine business course of the event, by NGWA or its official representatives, to be used in any future promotional endeavors of NGWA and its affiliates, without any further notification or expectation of compensation.

Phone/ Call with credit card, 800 551.7379 or 614 898.7791 Fax/ Send registration form to 614 898.7786 Online/ Fill out registration form online at Mail-in deadline: November 4, 2011 Mail/ Send registration form to:

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The Value of the 2011 Ground Water Expo and Annual Meeting Still trying to decide if you should attend this year’s Ground Water Expo? When you compare the cost with what you get in return, the results might help you make your decision.

$145: member registration fee for 2011 Ground Water Expo • At the Expo, you can participate in at least 10 educational sessions (ranging from 1 to 4 hours), for a total of at least 600 minutes of learning ($1,090 value — based on $109 average cost for 1-hour Webinar) • One free breakfast ($20 value) • Free Attendee Welcome Party with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages ($75 value) • Twelve hours of exhibit hall access (priceless) • Networking with peers, customers, and friends (priceless)

More than $1,040 in actual member savings


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