Agenda

Setting the Stage: Groundwater Guardian In Your Community
Groundwater Week Pre-Event and Groundwater Guardian Celebration
Monday, December 2, 2019 | Springs Preserve, Las Vegas

Agenda (Subject to Change)

1:30 – 1:45 p.m.    
WELCOME

1:45 – 2:25 p.m.    
PFAS AND YOUR COMMUNITY’S WATER: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
 

  • Bill Alley, Director of Science, National Ground Water Association, Westerville, Ohio

2:30 – 3:10 p.m.    
GROUNDWATER QUALITY AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Jeremy Michael, Environmental Supervisor, Mecklenburg County Groundwater and Wastewater Services, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Heather Ray, Environmental Health Specialist, Mecklenburg County Groundwater and Wastewater Services, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Chris Barnett, Executive Director, Lawrence Community Development Corporation, Lawrence, Indiana
  • Jason Doerflein, Hazardous Materials Specialist/Wellfield Protection Program Manager, Marion County Public Health Department, Indianapolis, Indiana

3:10 – 3:20 p.m.    
BREAK

3:20 – 3:55 p.m.    
INNOVATIONS TO PROTECT COMMUNITY WATER SUPPLIES 

  • Andy Belanger, Director of Public Service, Southern Nevada Water Authority, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Representative, Orange County Water District, Fountain Valley, California

4:00 – 4:40 p.m.    
COLLABORATIVELY PROTECTING GROUNDWATER THROUGH COMMUNITY EDUCATION

  • Tim McLelland, Manager, Hamilton to New Baltimore Groundwater Consortium, Fairfield, Ohio
  • Michelle Simmons, Environmental Manager, City of Dayton

4:45 – 5:30 p.m.    
WORLD CAFÉ

  • Interactive round robin discussions with speakers and participants.

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.    
RECEPTION, LIVE AUCTION, AND MINI GROUNDWATER FESTIVAL 

  • Try fun, hands-on groundwater education activities while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
  • Support local groundwater protection and education efforts with an entertaining live auction and other donation opportunities

A free shuttle will run between the Westgate Hotel and Springs Preserve from 12:15 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

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