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McEllhiney Lecture Series in Water Well Technology

William A. McEllhiney

William A. McEllhiney

The William A. McEllhiney Distinguished Lecture Series in Water Well Technology was established in 2000 to foster professional excellence in water well technology. The lecture series honors William A. McEllhiney, the 1948 founding president of the National Ground Water Association, and a groundwater contractor and civil engineer.

Each year, a panel of groundwater contractors invites an outstanding groundwater professional to share his or her insights and work experiences with the industry. Individuals may nominate themselves or others they believe to be qualified as a McEllhiney Distinguished Lecturer.


COVID-19 may necessitate changes be made to the traditional scheduling and presentations by the McEllhiney Lecturer due to health and safety concerns, in addition to government mandates. As these circumstances change, we will work with the hosts who requested the lecture and update the schedule of presentations as warranted. The Groundwater Foundation will ultimately decide if a presentation will be virtual or in-person. (Those who submitted requests will receive appropriate communication.)


Kevin McGillicuddy, PG, chief hydrogeologist for Roscoe Moss Co., the 2022 McEllhiney Lecturer, will present “Surface Water and Groundwater Interaction — An Examination of the Natural and Man-Made Ties that Bind Them.” Click here to learn more.


The request form for the 2023 lecture will be posted pending the announcement of the chosen lecturer.

For additional information, please contact Kathy Butcher at or (800) 551-7379 — or (614) 898-7791 outside of the United States — ext. 1526.

The McEllhiney Lecture Series in Water Well Technology is made possible by support from:

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