2017 BCGWA Trade Show, Convention and AGM

Thank you to all those who came out to support our show this year. It was a real privilege to host Michael Schnieders, the NGWA Willliam A. McEllhiney Distinguished lecturer, and to meet Scott King, NGWA Secretary and VP of the Scientists and Engineers Division. We also enjoyed seeing old friends Thom Hanna (Acqseptence Group, and our own Water Well Jeopardy Host) and Bruce Ingimundson (former BCGWA Executive Director, and making new connections with James Tomma of the First Nations Operators Water Net. Thanks also to DJ Haymaker for keeping us laughing at the President’s gala.

1-Mar-2017 to 2-Mar-2017

Kamloops, BC

Event Agenda

Day 1 - Presentations

''An overview of water level monitoring instrumentation" presented by Steve Biduk, Geo Scientific Ltd

"Review of the ITA certification process" presented by Helen Poss and Rod Bianchini, Industry Training Authority -

"Submersible Well Pumps: Operation, Selection and Application" presented by Rod Parker, Grundfos Canada Inc.

"Slope Indicator Installation and Monitoring" presented by Ed McClarty, Spectra Energy

Day 2 - Presentations

"Redefining Life Expectations of New Wells through an Analysis of Past Failures" presented by Michael Schnieders, Water Systems Engineering Inc. and 2017 William A. McElhinney Lecturer

"Groundwater quality baseline for Northeast BC - Challenges and Findings" presented by Gilles Wendling, GW Solutions Inc.

"Highway Safety for drilling rigs and other heavy equipment" presented by Glenn Taylor, Ministry of Transport

"Emergency Spill Response Sampling Kit and Techniques" presented by Sara Gulenchyn, CARO Analytical Services

"Highlights on some WSA requirements" presented by Mike Wei, Ministry of Environment

"Groundwater Protection Regulation compliance and enforcement" presented by Brad Faucet, Gerald Hills, Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations

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