2020 Wisconsin Groundwater Conference

The Wisconsin Water Well Association will be hosting the 2020 Wisconsin Groundwater Conference at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in WI Dells. 

The WGWC is an opportunity for attendees to receive their required continuing education credits while also creating life long professional connections. This family-friendly event includes CE classes, the trade show, awards banquet and silent auction, raffles, the annual bowling tournament and more.

Vendors will have the opportunity to network with industry professionals from all over the state of Wisconsin. Show your support for the WWWA and register today for booth space and sponsorship opportunities.

Exhibitor Registration           Attendee Registration

Hotel Details

Kalahari Resort & Convention Center | 1305 Kalahari Drive, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Room Rates start at $114 for Single and Double Occupancy-Standard.
Rates are valid Wednesday through Friday night. For those wishing to stay through the weekend, the Saturday night rate will be $179.

Call 877-254-5466 for reservations. Rates available until December 7, 2019 or until sold out. Mention the “Wisconsin Water Weill Association” to receive discounted rates.


Wednesday, January 8, 2020

9:00am – 12:00pm DNR Advisory Meeting
(Private meeting, by invitation only)
12:30pm – 1:30pm General Session – Mike Hanten, Clean Water Testing LLC
1 Credit – PI, WD
2:30pm – 4:45pm General Membership Meeting
Regulatory/Legislative; Marketing; Elections; WWWA Updates
5:00pm – 7:00pm Reception
Reception; Scholarship and Lifetime Awards Presentation; Silent Auction


Thursday, January 9, 2020

7:00am – 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am – 9:00am Program Updates/NR 812 Changes – WI DNR
Liesa Lehmann, Private Water Section Chief for the Bureau of Drinking Water and Groundwater, Wisconsin DNR
1 Credit – PI, WD, HE
9:00am – 10:00am Safety and OSHA Requirements
Matthew L. Kouba, MBA, Kouba Drilling, LLC
1 Credit – PI, WD, HE
10:00am – 11:00am Breakout Sessions

DNR on NR 812 Changes
(NOT specific to Subchapter 2)
Frank Fetter, Private Water Policy Coordinator, Wisconsin DNR
1 Credit – PI, WD, HEUSDA Kewaunee County and SWIGG Study Findings
Mark Borchardt, PhD, USDA
1 Credit – PI, WD
 11:00am – 12:00pm Breakout Sessions

DNR on NR 812 Changes
(SPECIFIC to Subchapter 2)
Marty Nessman, Private Water Supply Field Supervisor, Wisconsin DNR
1 Credit – WDWater Treatment Fundamentals
Mark Selvig, Regional Sales Manager, Water-Right Group
1 Credit – PI, WDPFAs – Educating the Contractor and Customer
Richard Thron, MGWC, Mantyla Well Drilling, Inc
1 Credit – PI, WD
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 2:00pm Well Drilling: Requirements for Avoiding Damage to Buried Utilities with Diggers Hotline
Chad Krueger, Diggers Hotline Training Level Traveling Staff
1 Credit – PI, WD, HE
2:30pm – 6:30pm Trade Show
Exhibits; Children’s Area; Raffle Prizes; Reception
1 Credit per year – PI, WD, HE
7:00pm – 9:00pm Annual Bowling Tournament

Friday, January 10, 2020
(Heat exchange license holders only)

8:00am – 10:00am NOTE FOR VENDORS:
Additional Trade Show Hours
for Continuing Education Attendees

1 Credit per year – PI, WD, HE
8:00am – 9:00am The Groundwater Foundation Lecture Series:
2020 McEllhiney Lecture Series in Water Well Technology Running a Business or Doing a Job:
Combining Professional Expertise with Business Savvy

Jeffrey Williams, MGWC, CVCLD, McEllhiney Lecturer
8:00am – 9:00am Drilling Fluid Basics
Jim Hutmacher, Sales Engineer, Wyo-Ben
1 Credit – WD, HE
9:00am – 10:00am Polymers: Types and Purposes
Jim Hutmacher, Sales Engineer, Wyo-Ben
1 Credit – WD, HE
Continuing Education Session follows Conference, separate registration required.

If you are a pump installer or well driller who only wants to attend the Friday continuing education (not the conference) please register here: 2020 Continuing Education.