NGWA has the unique advantage of being an organization that includes all sectors of the groundwater industry — contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, scientists, and engineers. From thought leaders and innovators to students looking toward their future, we are a driven community who share a commitment to the responsible development, management, and use of water, as well as moving the industry forward and improving tomorrow.
We are a community of professionals who value diverse perspectives to share and learn from experience and research.
To foster interest and excellence in groundwater science and technology, the Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecture Series in Ground Water Science was established in 1986. The series — which has reached more than 70,000 groundwater students, faculty members, and professionals — honors Henry Darcy of France for his 1856 investigations that established the physical basis upon which groundwater hydrogeology has been studied ever since.
To foster professional excellence in water well technology, the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation established the William A. McEllhiney Distinguished Lecture Series in Water Well Technology.
Initiated in 2000, the lecture series honors William A. McEllhiney, the 1948 founding president of the National Ground Water Association, and a groundwater contractor and civil engineer.