Program Schedule ( Subject to change)
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, President, WellMagic
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, Product Training & Development Manager, Flint & Walling
Seminar Summary: Troubleshooting submersible pump ends and using a multi-meter 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 Pack.
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch on your own
11:00 am – 3:00 pm Exhibitor setup
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Fishing 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: Stewart 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; Beverages Available
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 Issues Impacting the Water Well Industry
Speaker: Jesse Richardson, Legal Advisor, Water Systems Council
Seminar Summary: Legal and policy developments, including case law, regulations and laws, that impact the water well industry in the Mountain States. The presenter will also discuss how contractors can remain compliant with laws and how contractors can have their voices heard.
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 Jobsite Safety
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, Coaching and Leading the Next Generation of Drillers
Speaker: Brock Yordy, Global Drill Training
Seminar Summary: Training and Leadership Presentation on how to develop young well drillers.
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm THE Rig Safety
Speaker: Fred McAninch, Owner, The Rig Doctors
Seminar Summary: Focus on the safety of the rig itself and related equipment.
Saturday, February 8, 2020
8:30 am – 10:00 am Mountain States Groundwater Board Meeting.