For over 20 years the groundwater community has celebrated National Groundwater Awareness Week to highlight the responsible development, management, and use of groundwater.
The event, taking place this year from March 5 – 11, is also a platform to encourage yearly water well testing and well maintenance, and the promotion of policies impacting groundwater quality and supply. Groundwater advocates across the country also use GWAW to highlight local water issues in their communities.
This year a focus of the week will be on promoting professional opportunities in the groundwater industry. As more than 44 percent of the population depends on groundwater as a primary water source, developing an interest in the groundwater industry is of vital importance to both the health and economy of the country.
For more information about the week, professional opportunities and groundwater facts visit the National Groundwater Association website: https://www.ngwa.org/get-involved/groundwater-awareness-week/groundwater-awareness-week.