A day of visits to congressional offices highlights the final day of the 2018 NGWA Groundwater Fly-In and Water Resources Congressional Summit in Washington, D.C.
Eighty-five water professionals have been in our nation’s capital for two days. Today, the group, which includes 40 attendees from NGWA, as well as those from the Irrigation Association and the Water Quality Association, are visiting with congressional representatives from their respective states to stress the value groundwater plays in sustaining the economy and securing drinking water for millions of Americans.
The attendees are focusing on four themes in their presentations:
- Investing in water infrastructure
- The farm bill and the rural economy
- Geoscience and the workforce
- Groundwater as natural infrastructure.
Among the NGWA contingent are NGWA CEO Terry S. Morse, CIC; NGWA President David Henrich, CWD/PI, CVCLD, of Maple Plain, Minnesota; and NGWA President-Elect Scott King, PG, P.Geo., LHG, of Buffalo, New York.