NGWA and the Water Systems Council (WSC) signed a five-year memorandum of understanding following the first day of Groundwater Week 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, that provides a foundation for collaboration of future joint projects and initiatives.
NGWA CEO Terry S. Morse, CIC, and Margaret Martens, executive director of WSC, signed the MOU on December 3, 2018.
Members of WSC participated in a strategy session in early November 2018 at NGWA headquarters in Westerville, Ohio. Morse and NGWA Outgoing President David Henrich, CWD/PI, CVCLD, and NGWA Incoming President Scott King, PG, P.Geo, LHG, took part in the session.
“What a great step in the right direction,” Henrich says. “NGWA and WSC working more closely together will provide even more support for the groundwater industry.
“WSC President Richard Mest was instrumental in keeping the momentum going to push this initiative across the finish line. I personally appreciate all the volunteers that have helped us build to this moment.”
Among the MOU joint visionary goals are:
- Advocate and defend property owners’ rights to access groundwater.
- Develop a strategy to maintain the labor force.
- Assure implementation of wells and aquifers as a safe, reliable, and cost-effective solution to the nation’s water infrastructure.