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THE ONE INDUSTRY EVENT YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO MISS Discover the tried-and-true and all that’s new . . .

learn from industry experts during 70-plus hours of educational offerings . . . explore the latest in products and services from hundreds of exhibitors. 

Connect with old friends . . . make new ones . . . forge partnerships across all sectors of the industry. 

Grow your business and your industry, as well as professionally and personally. 


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GENERAL SESSIONS AND MEETINGS The 2012 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting celebrates the 64th anniversary of the National Ground Water Association, whose mission is dedicated to advancing groundwater knowledge.

Event dates Conference—December 4-7 Exhibit hall—December 5-6

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

Keynote and Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, December 5, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Keynote Address—“Living His Dream” Come hear Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey, former A.O. Smith Corp. employee-turned-pro golfer, as he recounts his story of making his dream come true. He will share his journey from small town beginnings in Bishopville, South Carolina, to making it to the PGA Tour—and the importance of staying true to your form. Gainey believes in the tried-and-true method that “anything in life worth having is worth working for.” He left his job at A.O. Smith to pursue his boyhood dream of becoming a professional golfer and, after years of chasing his goal on the Nationwide Tour, Gainey earned his PGA Tour card in December 2008, with A.O. Smith electing to sponsor him in 2009. In spite of his successes—on and off the links—Gainey’s work ethic, commitment to family, and desire to give back to fans is both honest and refreshing. It’s something not typically seen in today’s ego-driven, look-at-me sports world.

Awards Ceremony

Honor the industry’s best and brightest during the 2012 NGWA Awards of Excellence and Outstanding Groundwater Projects 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.


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

Information in this brochure is current as of August 7, 2012 and may be subject to change. Please check 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.


Delegates Meeting Thursday, December 6 8:30-10 a.m.

New time!

Taking place at a new time this year before the opening of the exhibit hall on Thursday, come meet this year’s board candidates and, if you’ve been chosen as a delegate, make certain your vote gets counted. A complimentary continental breakfast will be available. 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:

NGWA divisional membership meetings Wednesday, December 5 7:30-8:30 a.m.

All four divisional membership meetings—contractors—manufacturers — suppliers—scientists/engineers— will take place at this time, but in different locations.

• Tuesday, December 4, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. • Wednesday, December 5, 12-5 p.m. • Thursday, December 6, 6:30-8:15 a.m. WellGuard Willis Programs, administrators of the WellGuard property and casualty insurance program, is the official sponsor of the Delegates Meeting.

Please check or the on-site Expo program for details.

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NGWA community events and activities

First-time Expo Attendees and New NGWA Members Meet-and-Greet Tuesday, December 4, 4-5 p.m.

If you’re new to the Expo or to NGWA, a volunteer, or simply want to get connected with fellow groundwater industry professionals, attend this welcome and orientation session to discover how to make the most of both your Expo experience and your NGWA membership!

Attendee Welcome Party

NGWREF Fundraising Auction

Tuesday, December 4, 6-7:30 p.m. Scheduled to take place at the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino adjacent to the convention center, the Attendee Welcome Party has become an annual tradition and a favorite event where you can unwind, as well as meet up with old friends and make new ones

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

You can make a difference! Proceeds from this annual auction help to support the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation, a charitable organization focused on conducting educational, research, and other activities related to a broader public understanding of groundwater. The auction begins immediately following the close of the exhibit hall on Wednesday. Franklin Electric is the official sponsor of the Attendee Welcome Party.

“The seminars that I attended were . . . . excellent and well worth the time . . . . The exhibition hall was awesome . . . . What a wonderful opportunity to connect with drillers not only from around the United States but also from other countries.” — Mike Wahlfield, Wahlfield Drilling Co.

2013 Nashville Kickoff Reception Thursday, December 6, 2-4 p.m.

Taking place in the exhibit hall, be sure not to miss this kickoff to next year’s 2013 Groundwater Expo • Nashville Expo, which is taking place in Nashville, A Sound Investment Tennessee. Enjoy live music and snacks— and the opportunity to win an all-expense-paid* trip to the 2013 Expo! * Good toward airfare, hotel, and Expo registration fee for one person. Value capped at $1,000.

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Educational highlights

NGWREF Lecture Series 2012 NGWREF Darcy Lecture

farewell presentation

Wednesday, December 5 1:30-3 p.m. Transport of Viruses in Partially Saturated Soil and Groundwater S. Majid Hassanizadeh, Ph.D. Surface water is often used for recharge of aquifers used in drinking water production, but it can be contaminated. During this presentation, you will gain insight on various factors affecting the rate of removal of pathogenic viruses during soil passage.

2013 NGWREF McEllhiney Lecture Wednesday, December 5 3:30-5 p.m. Keeping the Pump Primed: Aquifer Sustainability John Jansen, Ph.D., PG

Gain a better understanding of how “sustainability” is defined, and what tools and strategies can be used to protect groundwater systems as well as those who obtain and develop it during this lecture. The McEllhiney Lecture Series in Water Well Technology is made possible by a grant from Franklin Electric Co.

“Expo is the premiere groundwater event for education and new equipment technology. The McEllhiney and Darcy lectures are without equal.” —Andy Cano, California Department of Toxic Substance Control

Fundamentals and Refresher Course on Groundwater and Wells Tuesday, December 4, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

As a new professional, you may have come to realize gaps exist in what you learned during your academic career as you are trying to transfer the theories, principles, and lessons you learned to your work setting. Or perhaps you are a seasoned industry professional who has taken on a new assignment or project, and want to brush up on groundwater basics. Either way, this new one-day program can help. The topics to be addressed are: • Groundwater occurrence and aquifer types You must preregister • Hydrogeologic logging for the Expo to attend this course. The cost for this course • Borehole geophysics is FREE if you register on or • Groundwater monitoring wells before November 9, thereafter the cost is $150. • High-capacity well design • Aquifer test data collection and analysis. This day-long event is worth 0.7 CEUs and certificates will be awarded to all who attend the entire program. (Please note that there will be a break for lunch, which is on your own.)


kickoff presentation

Special Friday educational offerings! The following one-day short courses will take place independently of the Expo on Friday, December 7. Separate registration fees apply. For more information on the courses, visit the “Events-Education” section on To register, you may use the form on page 11 of this brochure, register online, or call customer service at 800 551.7379 (614 898.7791). • Drilling Fundamentals for Hydrogeologists • Explaining Complex Hydrogeological Issues • Geohazards and the Role of Groundwater and Surface Water • NGWA Geothermal Forum: Beyond the Basics

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Educational program lineup More than 60 hours of education will be offered at the 2012 Groundwater Expo! These offerings relate to skills and competencies contained in the various DACUM (developing a curriculum) documents NGWA uses in its educational programming. Please see the educational program lineup on for more information, as well as to read detailed descriptions of the following workshops.

Business management CDL Driver Qualification and Fitness: Complying with CSA 2010, Part 1 presenter: Gary LaBrake, On the Road 1 CEP CDL Driver Qualification and Fitness: Complying with CSA 2010, Part 2 presenter: Gary LaBrake, On the Road 1 CEP Changes in Federal Tax Law: What They Mean to You and Your Business presenter: Mark Van Benschoten, CPA, Rea & Associates Inc. 1 CEP Common Industry Losses and How Water Well Contractors Can Reduce Their Risk presenter: Richard Velletri, The Hartford 1 CEP The Election, the Lame Duck Session, and Your Business: What It All Means presenters: J.C. Sandberg and Laine Glisson Oliver, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz 1.2 CEPs Employee Oversight for Companies and Nonprofits presenter: Mark Van Benschoten, CPA, Rea & Associates Inc. 1 CEP Equipment Appraisals and Business Valuations: What They Are, What They Mean presenter: Michael A. Salvadore, SPA, MPPA, Salvadore Auctions & Appraisals 1 CEP FMCSA Program and Regulatory Update presenter: Jack Van Steenburg, FMCSA 1 CEP

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Getting an iPad for Christmas? presenter: TBA 1.5 CEPs How to Read a Profit and Loss Statement presenter: Paul Humes, CPA, NGWA 1 CEP Making NGWA Business Tools Work for You presenters: John Pitz, CPI, NL Pitz Inc.; David Evener, NGWA 1 CEP Motor Oils and Lubricants: The Skinny on Synthetics presenter: TBA 1 CEP NGWA’s Director Candidates School presenter: Kevin B. McCray, CAE, NGWA 1.5 CEPs “I was very satisfied with . . . Expo. The classes which I attended were full of valuable information . . . . My only disappointment was that I couldn’t attend every class . . . .” — Bill Himes, Himes Drilling Co.

NGWA’s Professional Designations: What They Are and How to Earn Them presenter: Kathryn J. Butcher, CMP, NGWA 1 CEP OSHA and Us: Are We There Yet? presenter: Denis Crayon, Summit Drilling Co. Inc. 1 CEP Proper Rigging presenter: TBA 1 CEP Public Awareness Toolbox: A Simple Guide to Educating Private Well Owners presenter: Cliff Treyens, NGWA 1 CEP

Sell More by Overcoming the Price Objection presenter: Michelle Nichols, Water Well Journal ® sales columnist 1.2 CEPs Settling In: Getting Comfortable with a New Job or Company Discussion Session 1 CEP Sharing and Selling Groundwater Science: Truth or Dare presenter: TBA 1.2 CEPs Transporting Hazardous Materials presenter: Gary LaBrake, On the Road 1.2 CEPs Welding and Safe Practice presenter: Richard Velletri, The Hartford 1 CEP What Business Problem Keeps You Awake at Night? A Discussion Session 1 CEP What—Me Need a Succession Plan? A Discussion Session presenter: TBA 1 CEP What’s New in Vehicle Braking and Stability Technology? presenter: TBA 1 CEP Working on NGWA Best Suggested Practices (BSPs): What Volunteers Should Expect presenter: TBA 1.2 CEPs Working with Solvents presenter: Richard Yelletri, The Hartford 1 CEP


Educational program lineup Groundwater supply

Geothermal operations A Comparative Analysis of Mud-Cleaning Systems Side by Side on the Same Site presenter: Dominique Durbin, Durbin Geothermal Inc. 1 CEP

NGWA’s Hydrogeologic Guidelines for Large-Scale Geothermal Heat Pump Installations presenter: Kevin B. McCray, CAE, NGWA 1 CEP

Database of State Regulatory Oversight of Geothermal Heat Pump Installations presenter: Kevin B. McCray, CAE, NGWA 1 CEP

Air Rotary Drilling presenter: Richard Thron, MGWC, Mantyla Well Co. 1 CEP

Groundwater quality 2012 NGWREF Darcy Lecture farewell presentation—Transport of Viruses in Partially Saturated Soil and Groundwater presenter: S. Majid Hassanizadeh, Ph.D. 1.5 CEPs ATP Analysis and Developing a Comprehensive Approach to Assessing Bacterial Presence in Water presenter: Eric Duderstadt, Water Systems Engineering Inc. 1 CEP Biofilm 101 presenter: Roger Miller, Water Systems Engineering Inc. 1 CEP Collecting a Representative Groundwater Sample Using Low-Flow Sampling Procedures Best Practices presenter: Laura St. Pierre, YSI Inc. 1 CEP Environmental Chemistry Made Easy for Site Investigation and Remediation presenter: George A. Ivey, Ivey International 1 CEP Field Techniques to Understanding Your Well Problems presenter: David T. Hanson, Design Water Technologies 1 CEP


2013 NGWREF McEllhiney Lecture kickoff presentation—Keeping the Pump Primed: Aquifer Sustainability presenter: John Jansen, Ph.D., PG 1.5 CEPs

Hydraulic Fracturing: A Litigator’s Perspective and What Your Business Needs to Know About Potential Liability presenter: Nathan B. Atkinson, Spilman Thomas & Battle PLLC 1 CEP Hydraulic Fracturing: Regulatory Officials’ Panel presenters: Colorado, North Dakota, and Texas regulators 1.2 CEPs Real-Time Monitoring System for Evaluating Long-Term Variability in Methane in Domestic Water Wells in Pennsylvania presenters: Charles B. Whisman, PE, Groundwater & Environmental Services Inc.; Debby McElreath and Charles Olmsted, PG, CPG, Chesapeake Energy Corp.; Denise N. Good, PE, and Richard Wardrop, Groundwater & Environmental Services Inc. 1 CEP Selecting a Dissolved Oxygen Sensor and How to Collect the Best Data presenter: Laura St. Pierre, YSI Inc. 1 CEP Using NGWA Best Suggested Practices to Address Water Quality Issues presenter: TBA 1 CEP

ANSI/NGWA Well Construction Standard, Part 1 presenter: Todd Hunter, CWD/PI, Boulder GWS LLC 1 CEP ANSI/NGWA Well Construction Standard, Part 2 presenter: Roger E. Renner, MGWC, E.H. Renner & Sons Inc. 1 CEP Aquatic Toxicity Testing of Various Freshwater Drilling Additives presenters: Shantel J. Stone and Jeff Blinn, Halliburton 1 CEP Civil and Military Drilling and Well Installation presenter: Ethan Weikel, PG, USACE Baltimore District 4 CEPs Effectively Troubleshooting Water Systems presenters: Gerald Abbott and Chris Preston, Xylem Inc. 1 CEP Evaluating the Value of Water in the Context of Regional Water Management Planning presenter: Leslie Dumas, RMC Water and Environment 1 CEP

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Educational program lineup Groundwater supply (continued) Glass Bead Filter Packs for Better Performance and Lifecycle Costs presenter: Reinhard A. Klaus, Sigmund Lindner GmbH 1 CEP High-Capacity Pumping presenter: Tanner Tryon, Hose Solutions 1 CEP High-Horsepower VFDs in Water Systems presenter: Bob McClain, Franklin Electric 1 CEP Hydrogeology 101 presenter: W. Richard Laton, Ph.D., California State University, Fullerton 1.2 CEPs Improving Water Well Management: Pulling It All Together presenter: Kathleen M. Wiseman, Water Systems Engineering Inc. 1 CEP Inflatable Packers: Deployment and Safety presenter: David Baca, Aardvark Packers LLC 1 CEP An Innovative Air Rotary Drilling Technology That Lets You Drill Right Through Caving Overburden presenter: Todd Giddings, Ph.D., PG, Todd Giddings and Associates Inc. 1 CEP Innovative Approaches to Injection Well Design, Construction, Operation, and Maintenance: Sharing More Than 40 Years of Practical Experience presenters: John D. Bonsangue, PG, and John McKeever, Orange County Water District 1 CEP

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Integrated Surface Water/Groundwater Modeling of a Fractured Granite Catchment in Spain presenters: S.M. Tanvir Hassan, Ph.D., University of Twente; Maciek W. Lubczynski, ITC; Bob Su, University of Twente 1 CEP Introduction to the Use and Installation of In Situ Piezometers for Groundwater Monitoring presenter: Roy E. Jensen, Hart Crowser Inc. 1 CEP Mechanically Joined PVC Well Products: A 15-Year Retrospective and a Look Toward the Future presenter: Steven B. Gross, PE, CertainTeed 1 CEP Modelo Económico para Diseño de Pozos (presented in Spanish) presenter: Mauricio Javier Jaime Salazar, Roscoe Moss Co. 1.5 CEPs Mud Rotary Drilling presenter: Roger E. Renner, MGWC, E.H. Renner & Sons Inc. 1 CEP My Most Difficult (Memorable) Pump Job Discussion Session 1 CEP PC-Based Well and Pump Management Applications presenters: Yemia T. Hashimoto, Robert Royall, Scott Warner, CHG, CEG, William Greg Hamer, CHG, CEG, and N. Thomas Sheahan, J.D., CEG, CHG, RGP, AMEC; Stephen Harrison, PE, and Thuy Luong, California Water Service Co. 1 CEP

Properly Sizing and Selecting a Water System presenters: Gerald Abbott and Chris Preston, Xylem Inc. 1 CEP Reverse Circulation Drilling presenter: Tom Downey, CWD/PI, Downey Drilling Inc. 1 CEP Using Sand Tank Models to Teach About Groundwater presenter: W. Richard Laton, Ph.D., California State University, Fullerton 1.2 CEPs Using the NGWA Pump System Sizer presenter: John Pitz, CPI, NL Pitz Inc. 1 CEP VFDs in Today’s Commercial and Agricultural Water Systems presenter: Bob McClain, Franklin Electric 1.2 CEPs Water Well Rehabilitation and Maintenance: Green Approach to Asset Management and Iron Bacteria Control presenter: Neil Mansuy, Subsurface Technologies Inc. 1 CEP Water Well Rehabilitation and Maintenance: Is It Worth the Effort? presenter: Kevin McGinnis, Cotey Chemical Corp. 1 CEP

Proper Decontamination of Drilling Equipment presenter: Thomas D. Dalzell, CWD, AMS 1 CEP


Exhibitors Exhibit hall hours • Wednesday, December 5, 12-6 p.m. • Thursday, December 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

— First-time Expo exhibitors. Please note this list is current as of August 3, 2012 — please check for updates. #

101 Pipe & Casing Inc.


A.O. Smith Water Systems A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co. Aardvark Packers LLC Acker Drill Co. Action Machining Inc. Advance E & I Systems Inc. Allegheny Instruments Inc. Alloy Machine Works Alstra Industries LLC Amarillo Gear Co. America West Drilling Supply American Granby Inc. American Mfg. Co. American West Windmill & Solar Co. American-Marsh Pumps Ametek U.S. Gauge Amiad Filtration Systems Amistco Separation Products Inc. AMS Inc. Amtrol Inc. Analytical Technology Inc. Anderson Metals Co. Inc. Applied Research Associates Inc., Vertek Division Aqua Management Inc. Aquatel NZ Ltd. Aries/CCV Engineering & Mfg. Armored Textiles Inc. Armstrong Machine Co. Inc. Atlas Copco CMT USA

Central Mine Equipment Co. Century CertainTeed Corp. CETCO Drilling Products Charger Water Treatment Products LLC ChemGrout Inc. ClimateMaster Inc. Cotey Chemical Corp. Covess Cresline Plastic Pipe Co. Inc. CSI Water Treatment Systems Custom Pipe and Coupling Inc.


Baker Water Systems—Campbell/Monitor Baroid Industrial Drilling Products Baski Inc. Bay Geophysical Inc. Bear Industrial Supply & Mfg. Bestma USA Inc. Better Water Industries Inc. Bigfoot Mfg. Co. Bit Brokers International Black Dog Industries LLC Boart Longyear Co. Boshart Industries Inc.


C&H Inc. CRI Pumps Private Ltd. Campbell Scientific Centennial Plastics Center Rock Inc.


H2Optimal Inc. Hach Hydromet Halco Rock Tools Hanna Instruments USA Harwil Corp. Heron Instruments Inc. Higgins Rig Co. Hitachi America Ltd. Hoeptner Perfected Products Hose Solutions Inc. Hydro Resources—Rocky Mountain Inc. Hydroflo Pumps USA Inc.

Danfoss VLT Drives Delta Screen & Filtration Design Water Technologies Diedrich Drill Inc. Drill King International LP Drill Pipe Inc. DrillingWorld Dynamic Supply Ltd. Dynotek LLC


East West Machinery Exporting Eastern Drillers Mfg. Co. Inc. ECT Mfg. Inc. Emco Wheaton Retail Corp. Environmental Mfg. Inc. Environmental Service Products LLC ESP Environmental Service Products Inc.


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




GEFCO Geo Air Geo-Loop Inc. GeoPro Inc. Geoprobe Systems Geotech Environmental Equipment Inc. Geothermal Exchange Organization Geothermal Supply Co. Getec Inc. Gicon Pumps & Equipment Givens International Sales Global Water Instrumentation Goulds Water Technology, Xylem GP Fiberglass Greenway Water Technologies Groundswell Technologies Inc. Group Transportation Services Inc. Grundfos Gus Pech Mfg. Co. Inc.


Ideal Clamp Products Inc. IGSHPA Indar Maquinas Hidraulicas SL Industrial Test Systems Inc. Inflatable Packers International In-Situ Inc. Instrumentation Northwest Inc. Isolux Technologies


Janice Evert Opals Jet-Lube Inc. Johnson Screens


K & K Supply Kalas Keller America Inc. Kemtron Technologies Inc. King Oil Tools Korea Ground Water Association Kwik-ZIP


L.B. Foster Co. Laibe Corp. LAKOS Separators & Filtration Systems LaMotte Laval Underground Surveys Liberty Process Equipment Inc. Liberty Pumps Lifewater Drilling Technology


Maass Midwest Mfg. Inc. MARL Technologies Inc. Measurement Specialties Inc. Merrill Mfg. Co. M-I SWACO

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Exhibitors Midsun Speciality Products Inc. Mills Machine Co. Milspec Industries Mincon Inc. Mitchell Lewis & Staver Mitsubishi Materials USA Mobile Drill International Morris Industries Inc. Motor Controls Inc. Mount Sopris Instruments Mud Technology International Inc. MudPuppy International Mudslayer Mfg. Murphy’s Water Well Bits


National Driller National Ground Water Association National Oilwell Varco National Pump Co. Netafim USA NGWA Publications Nidec/U.S. Motors Noland Co. Drilling Equipment North Houston Machine Inc. Novatek/WaterGroup Numa


Oakmont Capital Services Oil Center Research Inc.


Paige Electric Co. Florida Palmer Bit Co. Pentair Phase Technologies Precision Geothermal Premier Silica LLC Process Measurement & Controls Inc. Pulsafeeder Inc. Pulstar Mfg. Inc.


Salvadore Auctions & Appraisals Inc. Schlumberger Water Services Schneider Electric Schramm Inc. Scorpion Oil Tools Selectric SEMCO Inc. Service Wire Co. Shakti Pumps India Ltd. Silver-Line Plastics SIMCO Drilling Equipment Simmons Mfg. Co. Sinclair Well Products & Services SJE-Rhombus Snyder Industries Inc. Solar Power and Pump Co. Solinst Canada Ltd. Sonic Drill Corp. Southwire Sper Scientific Stairs Industrial Co. Ltd. Stenner Pump Co. Sterling Water Treatment Sumoto Srl Superlon Plastics Co. Inc.


TAM International Inc. TECO-Westinghouse Motor Co. TekMark Industries Tesla srl Titan Industries Triple O Systems Inc. TWG Canada


Unimin Corp. Unitra Inc. USA BlueBook

Expo sponsors Current as of August 2, 2012.

Official sponsor of the Expo on-site registration area

Official sponsor of the Attendee Welcome Party

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

Official sponsor of the Expo shuttle transportation

Official sponsor of the Keynote and Awards Ceremony

Official sponsor of the New Products Showcase

Official sponsor of the Delegates Meeting


Victory Steel Products Corp.



QSP Packers LLC Quick Tanks Inc.


Rauch Mfg. Red Flint Sand & Gravel LLC Redi Clean Chemicals Regency Wire and Cable RGM Inc. Rig Source Inc. Robbco Pumps Inc. Robit Rocktools Ltd. Rockmore International Rock-Tech International LLC Roscoe Moss Mfg. Co. Ruhrpumpen

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Water-Right Inc. WaterSoft Inc. Water Systems Council WDB Inc. Webtrol Pumps Weldco-Beales Mfg. Well Pumps S.A. WellGuard Insurance Program WellJet WellMagic Well-Vu Cameras Western Rubber & Mfg. Wilo USA LLC Winger Machine & Tool Wolf Pumps Woodford Mfg. WorldWide Drilling Resource Wyo-Ben Inc.

Official sponsor of the NGWA on-site bookstore

New Products Showcase Be sure to make time to visit the New Products Showcase to preview the hottest new groundwater industry innovations! Conveniently located in the lobby of the convention center, the showcase is open throughout the conference.


Yaskawa America Inc. YSI Inc.


Zonge International

Mud Puppy International is the official sponsor of the New Products Showcase


Venue, accommodations, and transportation Conference venue

Getting from the airport to the convention center and hotel

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

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.


Accommodations Las Vegas Hotel and Casino 3000 Paradise Road Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 USA 888 732.7117 702 732.5111 NGWA has secured a limited block of rooms on a first come, first served basis at the group rate of $89 per night single/ double occupancy. This rate applies to the NGWA room block and is valid until the November 5, 2012 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 by going to NGWA2012. For guest check-in and checkout times, please contact the hotel directly. Please note that all Las Vegas Hotel guests receive a $100 Dining Deals Coupon.

Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

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 2012 NGWA Groundwater Expo shuttle service.

Registration: Registration confirmation, along with a badge mock-up for you to review, will be e-mailed to you; badges will then be mailed one to two weeks prior to the start of Expo. If you register on or after November 9, 2012, you will need to pick up your badge at the on-site registration area at the Expo. If you plan to register on-site at the member rate, please be sure to have your current NGWA membership card with you, along with your payment. Refund policy: A $25 cancellation fee per registrant applies to all refund requests made on or before November 9, 2012; no refunds will be issued on or after November 10, 2012. One substitute is permitted per registrant for the entire event; daily substitutions are not permitted. (In other words, preregistered individuals who cannot attend the event may assign their registration to a colleague; one event registration is valid for one person only.) 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. (Applicable to U.S. tax filers.) Event program changes/cancellations: 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. For complete details on all Expo event policies, visit


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NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting December 4-7, 2012 • Las Vegas, Nevada • USA COMPANY INFORMATION


Company name

Expo registration fees

Mailing address City



Zip/Postal Code






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

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

NGWA membership # NAME AS IT SHOULD APPEAR ON BADGE E-mail Circle registration option(s): A B  C D E F G 1 2 3 4

REGISTRANT 1 TOTAL FEES:__________________________________


Beginning November 10

A. NGWA member/B. spouse $150 (fee per person)


A. Nonmember/B. spouse $275 (fee per person)


C. Student—full-time (ID required)



D. Manufacturer (nonexhibiting) $1,200 First registrant


D. Manufacturer (nonexhibiting) $300 Additional registrant


E. Child (17 and under)


Optional events

F. Fundamentals and Refresher Course on Groundwater and Wells


Free $150

G. MGWCs Breakfast (open only to MGWCs and guests) $40 (fee per person)


Preregistration is required for optional events, even if there is no charge, as seating is limited.

Special Friday full-day courses held independently On or before Beginning of Expo Registration fees

November 9

1. Drilling Fundamentals for Hydrogeologists (#374) $420

November 10 $520

2. Explaining Complex Hydrogeological Issues (#107)

$420 $520

3. Geohazards and the Role of Groundwater and Surface Water (#178)



4. Geothermal Forum: Beyond the Basics (#TBD)



Please note: You do not need to register for the Expo to attend any of these independent Friday full-day courses.


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 1 2 3 4

REGISTRANT 2 TOTAL FEES:__________________________________

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

On or before November 9

Refund policy—a $25 cancellation fee per registrant applies to all refund requests made on or before November 9, 2012; no refunds will be issued on or after November 10, 2012.

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

FEES: G RAND TOTAL (U.S. FUNDS) $____________________________ METHOD OF PAYMENT:

Online Fill out registration form online at

Check or money order ❑ (payable to NGWA), check # ______________________

Mail-in deadline: November 9, 2012 Mail Send registration form to:

Charge: ❑ MasterCard ❑ Visa ❑ American Express ❑ Discover

National Ground Water Association PO Box 715435 Columbus OH 43271-5435 USA

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Cardholder’s name Signature

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National Ground Water Association 601 Dempsey Rd. Westerville, OH 43081-8978 USA An opportunity not to be missed!

Top Five Reasons Why Attending the Expo Is One of the Wisest Investments You Can Make • Visit 300-plus exhibitors with the products you use and need—and some you have yet to discover • Earn CEPs to maintain your license, certification, or professional credentials • Gain the skills, knowledge, and expertise you need on the job • Get answers to those difficult or challenging problems you’ve been facing • Build partnerships and relationships that will help you personally and professionally. All of this in one convenient setting over the course of just four days! Need more reasons to attend? Just take a look inside this brochure!

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2012 NGWA Expo Brochure  

Discover. Connect. Grow! Las Vegas Dec. 4-7 From exhibits and education to activities and awards, you’ll not want to...

2012 NGWA Expo Brochure  

Discover. Connect. Grow! Las Vegas Dec. 4-7 From exhibits and education to activities and awards, you’ll not want to...