The Wisconsin Ground Water Association (WGWA) is a non-profit volunteer organization whose purpose is to advance the understanding of ground water in Wisconsin. WGWA has sponsored numerous statewide technical conferences featuring hundreds of speakers from Wisconsin and other states discussing topics of local, regional, and national significance. Our objectives include promoting an understanding of scientific, technical, legal and public policy aspects of ground water; providing a forum for exchange of information, disseminate information to governments, schools, and civic professional organizations, and educate the general public regarding ground-water resources; and promote professional awareness and technical skills among ground-water professionals.
- WGWA's Annual Conference Meeting is scheduled for Friday, March 7th 2014. We will again be hosting this event at the Marriott Milwaukee West Hotel in Waukesha, WI. This full day event includes featured speakers, poster presentations, networking and lunch. Details on the topics for this year's conference can be found on our Events page on in the Program link here.
- FET is hosting a number of programs this spring that may be of interest to WGWA members including a Consultant’s Day program being held on April 2, 2014 in Eau Claire. Additional information on other FET events can be found on the www.fetinc.org website, Consultant’s Day infomation is available here: http://fetinc.org/website/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/4-2-14-Consultants-Day.2.pdf
- The USEPA has a new requirement that compliance bacteriological samples for total coliform and e. coli bacteria from public water systems be analyzed within 30 hours of sample collection. Please see this file for information regarding the requirement. The deadline for implementation of the 30 hour hold time requirement is October 1, 2012.
- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has issued a revision to NR 140, Water Quality Standards.15 new compounds have been added to the list, and revisions have been made to15 existing compounds. The link to the updated standard can be found HERE.
- The Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey has created a database of the porosity and density of Wisconsin aquifers and aquitards using core samples collected from drill holes around the state. We provide high-resolution images of the core taken from different depths and a table listing: formation name, lithology, depth, porosity, and density data for thirty (30) samples from six (6) different locations. Go to: www.WisconsinGeologicalSurvey.org and read from our "Stories from the Field" for more information.
- The U.S. Geological Survey would like to announce a new Web site that may be of interest to you. They have just finished the most comprehensive Web site about "The Water Cycle" anywhere. It features a wonderful diagram of the natural water cycle and an in-depth discussion of each of the 15 topics on the diagram. And, the diagram is available in over 54 languages! The URL is: ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/watercycle.html
- For additional information about WGWA, or for general questions about ground water, send a message to one of our experts listed here.
- Bylaws of the Wisconsin Ground Water Association