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Groundwater Fly-In

2019 NGWA Groundwater Fly-In and Water Resources Congressional Summit highlights

Plan now to join us in 2020

While the 2019 NGWA Groundwater Fly-In may have come, it is not gone. The groundwater messages we leave with Congress have far-reaching impacts. So start planning now to join us in 2020 to speak up for groundwater.

2019 Fly-In recap

On March 5 and 6, more than 40 groundwater advocates from NGWA were present on Capitol Hill to remind Congress of the important role this natural resource plays in providing safe drinking water, fueling our economy, and maintaining America’s agriculture.

More than 70 meetings were held with congressional offices on March 6, focused on addressing PFAS contamination, securing groundwater resources, and investing in drinking water infrastructure. With 92 members in the 116th Congress, NGWA participants helped educated them on the importance of groundwater.

During the event, NGWA President Scott King, PG, P.Geo, LHG, presented Representative Brendan Boyle (D-Pennsylvania) with the Groundwater Protector Award, which recognizes people in government, industry, and the private sector for their public service efforts in conjunction with groundwater conservation and protection.

In addition, NGWA was joined by the Irrigation Association and the Water Quality Association in holding the Water Resources Congressional Summit March 5, where advocates from across the association community heard from congressional and federal agency officials.

Your participation plants the seeds for productive policy conversations that lead to real policy achievements we’ve seen in recent years, like:

  • Extending the geothermal heat pump tax credits
  • Expanding the Household Water Well System grant program
  • Establishing the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network.

Without the involvement of NGWA volunteers like you, these achievements would not be possible! Please contact Lauren Schapker, NGWA’s government affairs director, to participate in the 2020 Fly-In.

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