Groundwater Fly-In



2020 NGWA Fly-In

March 3-4 • Washington, D.C.

Under joint sponsorship with the Irrigation Association and the Water Quality Association, this event is being organized to increase the water industry’s profile on Capitol Hill regarding the availability, quality, and safety of our nation’s water resources. The 2020 NGWA 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.

We will be updating this page as details are finalized, so please bookmark it and remember to check back. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email NGWA Public Affairs and Regional Public Policy Manager Ben Frech at or call (800) 551-7379, ext. 1570.


Program ➤

NGWA Fly-In schedule of events

Events take place at the Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol unless noted otherwise.

Monday, March 2, 2020

6:30 p.m. Informal gathering and packet pickup in the 21st Amendment Bar and Grill (located in the hotel)

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m. Meeting with Department of Interior officials (tentative)

11:00 a.m. Break

11:30 a.m. Water Resources Congressional Summit

  • Dave Ross, Assistant Administrator of Office of Water, U.S. EPA (invited)
  • Congressional water panel
  • Representative Paul Tonko (D-New York) (invited)
  • Water associations panel — NGWA, IA, WQA

3:00 p.m. Networking break

3:30 p.m. Association breakout sessions — please note that NGWA and IA will have a joint breakout session

4:30 p.m. Break

5:30 p.m. Congressional reception (tentative — Ways & Means Committee Room)

7:00 p.m. Break

7:30 p.m. Group dinner location TBD — Guest: Bill Cunningham, Director, Earth System Processes Division Water Resources Mission Area, U.S. Geological Survey

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

7:30 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. (to 4:00 p.m.) Congressional Capitol Hill visits

12:00 p.m. (to 1:30 p.m.) Water Resources Congressional Summit briefing hosted by NGWA and IA

Sponsorship opportunities ➤

Sponsorship opportunities for this event are available. For information, please contact the NGWA sales department at

Fees and registration ➤

Please note that registration for this event closed February 19, 2020 to allow NGWA staff adequate time to arrange congressional visits, appointments of which may extend until 4 p.m. on Wednesday so make your travel plans accordingly.

On-site registration will not be available.

Registration fee is forfeited if you cancel your registration after February 7, 2020.

Venue and accommodations ➤

Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol
550 C Street S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20024
(877) 666-3243

Accommodations: You are responsible for securing your own hotel reservations. Click here to make your reservations online. If making reservations by phone, be sure to mention you are attending the NGWA Fly-In.

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