2023 Schedule

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Golf Outing:
  • 12:30 – 4:30pm (shotgun start)
  • Mojave Resort Golf Club
  • 9905 Aha Macav Parkway
  • Laughlin, NV 89029
  • $125 per player, includes:  golf, hat, boxed lunch, 2 drink tickets

Thursday, February 9, 2023

7:30 am

Registration Open

7:30 am – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:00 am         

Reverse Circulation Drilling

Speaker: Aaron Maurer – Matrix Drilling Products

Seminar Summary: Drilling with Dual Tube and Flooded Reverse Circulation, Advantages and Disadvantages

9:15 am – 10:15 am

Building a Service Program

Speaker: Todd Armstrong – GEFCO

Seminar Summary: Outlining basic requirements for a successful service and maintenance program for your drilling and pump equipment

10:30 am -11:30 am

Understanding “Domestic” Steel Requirements

Speaker: Jeremy Kuhn – Roscoe Moss Company

Seminar Summary: This presentation will discuss the different domestic designations, how the supporting documents should read, and how to properly read a MTR (Materials Testing Report) so that you know you are meeting the requirements.

11:30 am – 1:00 pm


Lunch on your own/ Outdoor Exhibits

11:30 am – 3:00 pm

Exhibitor setup in Exhibit Hall

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Collection and Proper Identification of your Drill Samples

Speaker: Thom Hanna PG, Johnson Screens 

Seminar Summary: Proper sample collection and identification for your Well Logs and its importance to proper well construction and completions.

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Panel Presentation: Sharing Your Responsibility of Constructing and Equipping a Well

Marvin Glotfelty R.G.

Thom Hanna PG

Fred Rothauge CWD                                            

Seminar Summary:  The Panel will look at contract language and responsibilities of the contractor, supplier and Engineer aimed at working together for the common goal.

3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Exhibit Hall open: Hospitality Meet & Greet in Exhibit Hall; Beverages Available

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Bidders Sign up for Auction         

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Buck Lively Scholarship Auction and Raffle, Food and Beverages Available

Friday, February 10, 2023

7:30 am – 10:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Legal Issues Impacting the Water Well Industry

Speaker: Jesse Richardson - Legal Advisor, Water Systems Council

Seminar Summary: Discussions on current legal and policy developments, including case laws and regulations that impact the water well industry in the Mountain States Region, how contractors can insure that their businesses remain compliant with laws and have their voices heard in the policy and legal process.

9:15 am – 10:15 am

Well Construction and Material Selection


Seminar Summary: The presentation will look at materials selection, well design, installation and ability for Well Rehabilitation

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 Fluids Testing 

Speaker: Fred Rothauge– Hydro Resources

Seminar Summary: Understanding your drilling fluid and equipment used to test it. Why we should take another look at the value it adds.

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Emerging Contaminants

Speaker: Mike Schnieders - Water Systems Engineering

Seminar Summary:  The session will look at emerging contaminants in groundwater that we as an industry are currently or will face in the future.  We will look at current and future concern such as PFAS/PFOA, pharmaceuticals, changes in manganese legislation, as well as potential impacts from climate change and droughts. The session will provide on what is known, how the federal government is acting, how states are responding, and how we as an industry can act. The session is not intended to be a high level, in-depth deep dive, but an overview for the active groundwater professional.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

McEllhiney Lecturer 2023

Are we Creating Long-term Groundwater Assets or just Installing Wells

Speaker: Fred Rothauge CWD

Seminar Summary: How the groundwater professionals can better communicate that Water Wells are long-term assets and need to be treated as such. Planning for the future.

4:00 pm

$400.00 Cabela’s Gift Card Drawing. Only available to those present at the end of this presentation

 Saturday, February 11, 2023

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