Our mission

NGWA is a community of groundwater professionals working together to advance groundwater knowledge and the success of our members through education and outreach, advocacy, cooperation and information exchange, and enhancement of professional practices.

Our vision

NGWA’s vision is to be the leading groundwater association advocating the responsible development, management, and use of water.

Our goals

  • NGWA and its members will use their outstanding scientific and technical leadership, knowledge, and resources to pursue innovation, model best practices, and improve the business climate for the groundwater industry.
  • NGWA will be a credible, valued resource on significant and timely issues that impact the groundwater industry and public access to safe, sustainable groundwater.
  • Our community will grow and benefit from the participation of all groundwater professionals.
  • Through NGWA’s efforts, the public will be confident there is a sustainable groundwater resource for domestic, municipal, industrial, ecological, and agricultural uses.

Our values

  • We believe the whole of NGWA is greater than the sum of its parts.
  • We share a commitment to the informed, responsible, and sustainable use of groundwater.
  • We are a community of professionals who value diverse perspectives, and sharing and learning from experience and research.
  • We are responsive to our members’ needs and interests.

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WWJWater Well Journal

The water well market is distinct from other drilling industries, and no other publication can serve you as well as Water Well Journal® — published by the authoritative association in the groundwater field. Drillers come to WWJ for information about water wells — not oil and gas, construction, mining, or the environment. And for more than 70 years WWJ has been recognized as the leading industry resource for business owners and decision-makers in the water well industry. 

NGWA Foundation

Established in 1994, the NGWA Foundation, is focused on conducting educational, research, and other charitable activities related to a broader public understanding of groundwater. The NGWA Foundation is operated by the National Ground Water Association as a 501(c)(3) public foundation. Contributions are deductible charitable gifts.

Groundwater Week

Attend Groundwater Week to get the tools, education, and contacts you need to succeed!

  • Explore the newest in products and services from hundreds of exhibitors
  • Improve your skills and learn new ones in the hands-on activity areas
  • Receive cutting-edge educational programming taught by industry experts
  • Meet with thousands of groundwater professionals

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