Tentative Program Schedule

Mountain States Groundwater Expo 2020
The Aquarius Resort and Casino, Laughlin, Nevada
February 6 & 7, 2020


Thursday, February 6, 2020
7:30 am Registration Opens
7:30 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:00 am  ‘Going Beyond Quickbooks: Building a Better Business’
Speaker: Rick Oberle, Well Magic
Seminar Summary: Focus on effective office management that ultimately leads to more revenue, lower costs and a more valuable business.

9:15 am – 10:15 am ‘Troubleshooting Submersible Pumps, Motors & Control Boxes’
Speaker: Dan Painter, Prod. Training and Development Manager
Flint & Walling
Seminar Summary: Troubleshooting submersible pump ends and using multimeter
to troubleshoot motors and boxes.

10:30 am -11:30 am Filter Packs – What They Can Do for You’
Speaker: Thom Hanna, Hydrogeologist
Johnson Screens 
Seminar Summary: How to design a hydraulically efficient filter packs.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch on your own

11:00 am – 3:00 pm Exhibitor setup

12:30 pm – 1:30 pmFishing Options for Water Wells’
Speaker: Bill Hansen, Owner, WRH Fishing & Rental
Seminar Summary: Types of fishing tools available, tips on avoiding fishing
and making your fishing jobs easier.

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm ‘Drilling Fluids – What Goes in Must Come Out’
Speaker: Stuart Krause, Sales Manager, WYO-BEN, Inc.
Seminar Summary: Maintaining good fluid properties is also important for well development and long term production.

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Hospitality Meet & Greet in Exhibit Hall

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Bidder sign up for Auction

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (?) Buck Lively Scholarship Auction/Raffle
Food & Beverages Available


Friday, February 7, 2020
7:30 am – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:00 am ‘Legal updates and Exempt Wells’
Speaker: Jesse Richardson, Professor of Law, Water Systems Council
Seminar Summary: Get the latest from current litigation, and proposed state and
federal regulations impacting the groundwater industry.

9:15 am – 10:15 am  ‘Well Rehabilitation and Preventive Maintenance’
Speaker: Jerry Hatley, Central Sales Manager
Cotey Chemical Corp.
Seminar Summary: Diagnosing problems and selecting proper chemical solutions.

10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Exhibit Hall Open

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Buffet Lunch in Exhibit Area

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Exhibit Teardown

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm ‘Drilling Safely’
Speaker: John Fowler, CSP, CMSP
Safety Supervisor, National EWP
Seminar Summary: Respirator inspection and use, the dangers of silica and silicosis, the use and inspection of synthetic slings and the basics of working at heights. 

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm ‘Training the Next Generation of Drillers Around the World’
Speaker: Brock Yordy, Global Drill Training
Seminar Summary: TBD

3:00 pm – 4:00pm Topic TBD
Speaker: TBD
Seminar Summary: TBD 


Saturday, February 8, 2020

8:30 am – 10:00 am Mountain States Groundwater Board
Meeting.