Groundwater Fly-In



2019 NGWA Groundwater Fly-In and Water Resources Congressional Summit

March 5-6, 2019 • Washington, D.C.


Under joint sponsorship with the Irrigation Association and the Water Quality Association, this event is organized to increase the water industry’s profile on Capitol Hill regarding the availability, quality, and safety of our nation’s water resources.

The 2019 NGWA Groundwater Fly-In will ensure members of Congress are aware of the important role groundwater plays in providing drinking water, supporting agriculture, and fueling various sectors of the economy.

If you don’t speak up for groundwater, who will?

The focus topics and schedule will include:

  • A briefing session on major issues facing groundwater professionals such as —
    • Obtaining federal support for the detection and remediation of PFAS contamination
    • Increasing efforts to promote groundwater recharge
    • Bolstering support for drinking water infrastructure improvement
  • Guest speakers from Capitol Hill, the Administration, and others
  • A day of Capitol Hill meetings arranged by NGWA staff
  • A networking reception with colleagues from IA and WQA
  • Tips for continued grassroots activities when back home.

Register today and let your voice be heard in March by the new Congress.


Blue-Callout Sponsorship opportunities

The NGWA Groundwater Fly-in and Water Resources Congressional Summit is an excellent opportunity to show your company’s support for groundwater professionals engaging with policymakers on the issues impacting our industry. The following sponsorship opportunities are available.

  • Networking Reception (Monday, March 5) — $5,000
  • Lunch for Attendees (Monday, March 5) — $4,000
  • Breakfast for Attendees (Tuesday, March 6) — $3,000
  • Refreshment Breaks (Monday and Tuesday) — $2,000

For information on these sponsorship opportunities, contact the NGWA sales department at We will also be glad to work with you to develop a custom package tailored to your needs.

Blue-Callout Fees and registration


On/before February 8

  • NGWA members — $200
  • Nonmembers — $250
  • Spouse of registrant/children/students (ID required) — $100

Starting February 9

  • NGWA members — $250
  • Nonmembers — $300
  • Spouse of registrant/children/students (ID required) — $100

Please note that registration for this event closes February 22, 2019 at 5 p.m. ET. There is no on-site registration.

Please note that registration fees are forfeited if you cancel after February 8, 2019.

Four ways to register

  • Register online.
  • Register by phoning NGWA customer service at (800) 551-7379 — (614) 898-7791 outside the United States) — Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.
  • Register by fax or maildownload the registration form.

Blue-Callout Venue and accommodations

Courtyard by Marriott Washington Capitol Hill/Navy Yard
140 L Street SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 479-0027

Accommodations: NGWA has secured a limited block of rooms on a first come, first served basis at the group rate of $289 per night, single or double occupancy, plus taxes and any applicable fees. This rate is valid until February 1, unless our room block has been filled before that date. To receive this group rate, click here to make your hotel reservations online; if making reservations by phone, be sure to state you are attending this NGWA event. For guest check-in and checkout times, please contact the hotel directly.

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