Groundwater Awareness Week: March 10-16, 2024

Join us in celebrating Groundwater Awareness Week, a vital initiative dedicated to educating communities worldwide about the importance of preserving and protecting groundwater resources. Through informative events, workshops, and outreach efforts, we strive to raise awareness about the critical role groundwater plays in sustaining ecosystems, supporting agriculture, and providing clean drinking water for millions. Together, let’s work towards sustainable solutions and ensure a future where clean, accessible groundwater remains a cornerstone of global prosperity.

Since its establishment in 1999, GWAW has been a cornerstone event dedicated to spotlighting the responsible development, management, and utilization of groundwater resources. Join us in advocating for yearly water well testing and maintenance, promoting policies that impact groundwater quality and supply, and raising awareness about local water issues across the nation.

This year, GWAW focuses on cultivating interest in the groundwater industry, responding to the pressing need for skilled professionals. With over 135,000 open positions nationally, the demand for groundwater experts continues to rise. NGWA, in collaboration with Oklahoma State University, presents Drilling Basics Online, a groundbreaking platform offering comprehensive education in groundwater drilling and geoscience. From drilling safety to hydrogeology, this program equips individuals with the skills needed to thrive in diverse careers within the industry.

In addition, GWAW serves as a vital reminder for water well owners to prioritize the maintenance and safety of their private water systems. NGWA urges annual inspections by certified water well contractors to ensure the delivery of safe and healthy water. Explore WellOwner.org for valuable resources on water well maintenance and easy access to certified contractors in your area. Join us during GWAW to champion the sustainability and vitality of our groundwater resources for generations to come.

Visit https://www.ngwa.org/get-involved/gwaw to learn more!

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