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.

This year's groundwater focus topics are:

  • Obtaining federal support for the detection and remediation of PFAS contamination
  • Increasing efforts to promote groundwater recharge
  • Bolstering support for drinking water infrastructure improvement.

Tentative agenda

Tuesday, March 5

  • 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Registration
  • 12:15-1:00 p.m. Keynote luncheon
  • 1:00-3:00 p.m. Congressional and policy speakers
  • 3:00-3:30 p.m. Break
  • 3:30-5:00 p.m. NGWA policy briefing
  • 5:30-7:00 p.m. Reception

Wednesday, March 6

  • 7:30 a.m. Informal breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Meetings on Capitol Hill — the schedule for your meetings will vary based on congressional availability
  • 4:30-6:00 p.m. Optional happy hour with Fly-In participants

Please note that the agenda may be subject to change.

If you don’t speak up for groundwater, who will? Register today and let your voice be heard 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


  • 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

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’s room block at the conference hotel, the Courtyard by Marriott Washington Capitol Hill/Navy Yard, is now closed, but rooms may still be available at regular rates. The following hotels are also located within a short walking distance of the conference hotel and may have availability.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Washington DC Capitol-Navy Yard
50 M Street SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 899 2800

Residence Inn Washington Capitol Hill/Navy Yard
1233 First Street SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 770-2800

Hampton Inn & Suites Washington, DC-Navy Yard
1265 First Street SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 800-1000


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