Registration fees
Registration form

on or before 2/28/2014 beginning 3/1/2014
First person of company $35 $55
Additional company employee $25 $35
Spouse/children free
Water Systems Primer and Refresher sold out
Nonexhibiting manufacturer/supplier

Additional nonexhibiting manufacturer/supplier


Exhibit and sponsorship

Click for the prospectus, exhibitor contract, or sponsor contract.
View exhibitors and products or floor plan.
Should you have questions or need additional information, contact Vickie Crosby, Shelby Fleck, or call 800 551.7379, option 4.

Venue and accommodations

909 N. Hayden Island Drive
Portland, Oregon 97217
phone: 503 283.4466
fax: 503 283.4743

NGWA has secured a limited block of rooms on a first come, first served basis at the group rate of $92 per night single/double occupancy and $102 per night triple/quad occupancy for a standard guest room, and $102 per night single/double occupancy, $112 per night triple and $122 quad occupancy for a river view guest room. These rates apply to the NGWA room block and are valid until the March 14, 2014 cutoff, unless our block has been filled before that date. When making your reservations, be sure to mention you are attending the Pacific Northwest Ground Water Expo. Remember, you are responsible for securing your own reservations. For guest check-in and checkout times, please contact the hotel directly.

Official sponsors

Registration and
Wine & Cheese Reception

Saturday Morning Coffee Break for Workshops

Beer & Brats Luncheon

Media partner



In the late 1950s members of the water well industry came together to create a trade show specifically for the Pacific Northwest. As the event grew in popularity the Pacific Northwest Ground Water Association (PNWGWA) was offically formed with representation from Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington state associations.

The PNWGWA's goal is to provide a quality program bringing together contractors, manufacturers, and suppliers focused on the needs of the ground water industry in the Pacific Northwest. The Pacific Northwest Ground Water Expo is your show and the PNWGWA board members welcome your suggestions to make it even bigger and better.

Join your fellow ground water industry professionals from Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and surrounding areas for the premier biennial industry event in the region.

The Pacific Northwest Ground Water Exposition affords you the opportunity to:
  • Increase your knowledge
  • View new equipment and products
  • Network with others in the industry.

Full presentation schedule and speaker information (PDF)

2014 Pacific Northwest Ground Water Exposition schedule*

Friday, March 28, 2014

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.      Registration open (Sponsored by 2M Company)
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.       Educational offerings (Coffee available from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. sponsored by Western Hydro Corporation)

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.       Water Systems Primer and Refresher (preregistration required; SOLD OUT)
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.       Large Ground Water Heat Pump Systems: Costs, Benefits, and Pitfalls – Kevin Rafferty, PE
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.     Federal OSHA Update for the Groundwater Industry – Abe Mutawe, CSP, CIH, PE Safety Engineer - OSHA Region 10
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.    Guidelines for the Vertical Borehole Construction for Closed Loop Heat Pump Systems – Kevin B. McCray, CAE, National Ground Water Association
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Pumping Tests Are Not About Water - They Are About Information – F. Michael Krautkramer LHG RG CPG – Robinson Noble Inc.
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Strategic Planning for Association Leaders and Future Leaders – Kevin B. McCray, CAE, CEO – National Ground Water Association
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.   Lunch break
12:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.    Educational offerings
12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.    Washington Well Construction Code Requirements – William E. Lum, II, Licensed Geologist/Licensed Hydrogeologist – Washington Department of Ecology
12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.     Living on the Edge: The Tortured Hydrogeology of the Pacific Northwest Region – Todd Jarvis, Ph.D.
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.       Issues (Legislative and Membership) Update in the Pacific Northwest States, Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m        “Effective Grouting and Sealing Practices” Bob Oliver, CETCO Drilling Products
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m        Arsenic, Iron, Manganese, and Hydrogen Sulfide: What to do When the Standard Solutions Don’t Work – Todd Krause, PE, Northwest Water Systems
4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.        Exhibit hall open
5:00 p.m.                Wine and Cheese Reception (Sponsored by 2M Company in the Exhibit Hall)

Saturday, March 29, 2014

7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.     Registration open (Sponsored by 2M Company)
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.      Educational offerings
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.      Educating Your Customer – Kevin B. McCray, CAE, CEO – National Ground Water Association
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.      Exempt Wells: Impacts to Our Industry – Jeremy Bach, Bach Well Drilling; F. Michael Krautkramer LHG RG CPG – Robinson Noble Inc.     
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.      Impacts of Stormwater Permitting on the Groundwater Industry – Lisa Cox – Washington Department of Ecology
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.      Exhibit hall open
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   Beer and Brats Luncheon (sponsored by Mitchell, Lewis, and Staver in the Exhibit Hall)
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.      Roundtable Discussion: The Groundwater Industry’s Greatest Challenge – Kathy Butcher, CMP, National Ground Water Association

Full presentation schedule and speaker information (PDF)





*Information current as of 03/6/2014. For further assistance,.
e-mail NGWA at or call 800 551.7379 (614 898.7791)