Dec 12, 2013

NGWA Groundwater Expo Records Strong Numbers

All 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 32 other nations were represented at the expo

The National Ground Water Assn.'s (NGWA) 2013 Expo that took place Dec. 3 to 6 in Nashville, Tenn., posted strong numbers in both attendance and exhibitors.

"The 2013 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting ranks fifth all-time among our non-Las Vegas venues in our 65-year history," said NGWA CEO Kevin McCray, CAE.

More than 3,680 attended the NGWA Expo and spanned all sectors of the groundwater industry — water well drillers and contractors, manufacturers and suppliers, scientists and engineers. All 50 states were represented, along with Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and 32 other nations.

In addition to 60-plus hours of educational offerings, guest lecturers, skills testing activities, NGWA award presentations and nearly 300 exhibitors — more than 30 of which were first-time participants — attendees also had the chance for some fun, including concerts by the Sweethearts of the Rodeo and the Bellamy Brothers.

As succinctly summed up by Alyson McDonald with a posting Dec. 9 on NGWA's Facebook page, "Outstanding meeting in Nashville."