The OGWA thanks everyone who attended our 2016 convention and golf tournament in Niagara Falls! Reports from delegates and guests show it was a well received event. Thanks to all the sponsors & exhibitors who make these events possible.

Upcoming events

    • September 21, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Hopper Well Drilling, St. Mary's, ON

    SAVE THE DATE – Epiroc’s DB 40 Drilling Demo (formerly Atlas Copco)


    When:  Thursday, September 21st, 2017 (9 am - 7 pm)


    Where: Hopper Well Drilling, 3024 Rd 119, St Marys, ON N4X 1C9

    Any Questions, Please Call Robert Renaud:  Cell 416-587-7620


    • Morning- Coffee and snacks available
    • Lunch- will be served between 12 pm-3 pm
    • Afternoon- A food table with snacks will be available

    Epiroc (formerly Atlas Copco) will be showcasing the DB 40 in action at the “Hopper Well Drilling” location in St. Marys, Ontario. An Epiroc representative will be available to answer questions about the rig. We will also have the OLX 50 Cut Away Hammer on display.

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    • September 29, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Elmira, Ontario

    OGWA 2017 Golf Tournament & Awards Fundraiser

    Friday, September 29, 2017

    Elmira Golf Club LogoElmira Golf Club

    • Contests and Prizes
    • Golf with Cart
    • 18 Hole Scramble Format


    *Registration Open:  12:00 Noon    

    *Shotgun Start: 1:00 pm            *Dinner at 6:30 pm

    $155.00 + 13% HST per person  = Golf & Dinner

    $  55.00 + 13% HST per person  = Dinner Only

    WHERE:     Elmira Golf Club

                       40 Eldale Road Elmira, ON N3B 2Z5

                       Ph: 519-669-1652 / 519-669-1651


    DINNER:  Prime Rib & Chicken Cordon Bleu

    Register online or - Download this fillable PDF form

    Click here for a printable/shareable version of the event information.

    Note: Alcohol not purchased from the golf course is strictly prohibited.

    The Ontario Ground Water Association will host its first annual golf tournament to raise funds for annual scholarship awards for graduates of Fleming College’s resources drilling and blasting programThe OGWA’s aim is to raise funds that can be held in an interest-earning account to be dispersed each year to the recipients at its annual convention.

    “It is important to recognize the academic achievements, year to year, of deserving students and welcome them into the ground water community,” said Paul Conrad of the association’s board of directors.

    If you can't attend, you can still help support the industry’s next generation by making a donation through the association. Funds earmarked for the scholarship will be set aside for this purpose.

    Questions? Contact us!


    48 Front St. E., Strathroy, ON N7G 1Y6


    Anne Gammage - Office Manager

    Phone: 519-245-7194, Ext 101    Fax:  519-245-7196 



    Craig Stainton - Executive Director

    Phone: 519-245-7194, Ext 103 


    • October 01, 2017
    • October 04, 2017
    • Ottawa

    70 Years of 

    Canadian Geotechnics

    and Geoscience

    Welcome to GeoOttawa 2017

    The Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) in collaboration with the Canadian National Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH-CNC) invite you to GeoOttawa 2017, the 70th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and the 12th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference. 

    The conference will be held at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada from Sunday, October 1 to Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

    Link for Contact Information

    Key Dates

    June 15, 2017 Notification of paper acceptance (review comments for required revisions will be provided)

    July 15, 2017 Deadline for on-line submission of final edited technical papers

    July 31, 2017 Early-bird delegate registration deadline

    July 31, 2017 Lord Elgin room block release date - book your hotel room at the Lord Elgin by this date to ensure availability

    August 18, 2017 Les Suites room block release date - book your hotel room at Les Suites by this date to ensure availability

    August 18, 2017 Novotel room block release date - book your hotel room at the Novotel by this date to ensure availability

    August 29, 2017 Westin Ottawa room block release date - book your hotel room the Westin by this date to ensure availability

    October 1, 2017 Conference opens with short courses, technical tour and Icebreaker Reception

    October 2 - October 4, 2017 Plenary, technical and special sessions

    • October 02, 2017
    • October 04, 2017
    • Pearson Convention Centre, Brampton, Ontario

    CIPHI Ontario 2017 Conference

    CIPHI Ontario Conference 2017


    The 2017 CIPHI Annual Educational Conference will focus on the theme of Courage. Each day of the three day conference will highlight a different stream: the courage to lead, to connect and to innovate. Courage in public health practice is critical if we are to get from where we are today, to where we want to be tomorrow. As public health officials, we seek the courage to recognize opportunity, cope with responsibility and advance public health practice.

    Pearson Convention Centre, Brampton, Ontario

    Visit the OGWA Exhibit Booth & Networking Events

    and speak with

    Craig Stainton, OGWA Executive Director


    Bryan Watson, OGWA President

    Join us Oct. 2-4 to advance your public health practice and experience. Our keynote addresses, presentations, workshops, research posters, exhibitors and sponsors will help you gain the courage to lead, connect and innovate. Check out our newly-released program to learn more.

    CIPHI Ontario

    • December 05, 2017
    • December 07, 2017
    • Nashville, TN, USA

    Groundwater Week is ‘instrumental to your success’
    by David Evener, CAE, NGWA Director of Marketing & Technology

    Groundwater Week 2017 is an event “instrumental to your success” in the groundwater industry. This year, Groundwater Week comes to Nashville, Tennessee, and will again feature diverse educational programming taught by leading industry experts, hundreds of exhibitors under one roof, and the opportunity to meet thousands of professionals from around the globe.

    The lineup of educational opportunities is designed to make you a better driller, pump installer, hydrogeologist, or whatever your specialty may be. Groundwater Week has something for everyone, whether you need to earn continuing education for licensing or certification, want to learn new skills, or are just looking for a refresher workshop.

    And, of course, there’s the “can’t-be-missed” exhibit hall, where you can visit with 300 exhibitors over two days. It doesn't matter if you are actively looking for new equipment or services, want to meet with a manufacturer or supplier in person, or just love to look at the big rigs, there is something for everyone.

    While education and business are the main focuses of Groundwater Week, there will still be plenty of time for you to enjoy the Nashville scene and its world-renown hospitality. After you honor the best in the industry at the Keynote and Awards of Excellence Ceremony, you will be taken on a 60-minute tour through music history as John Carter Cash, the only child from the marriage of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, delivers a presentation filled with music and stories about his family.

    You may also choose to take a field trip to some of the area's best-known venues. On the Hydrogeology of the Mammoth Cave Region tour, you will explore the surface and subsurface landscapes of this cave system, which was first discovered more than 4,000 years ago. Or, for those more interested in the glitz and glamor of the country music industry, you can choose to tour the Mansion at Fontanel, a 33,000-square-foot log cabin and former home of country music legend and hall of fame member Barbara Mandrel. In addition, Groundwater Week has secured special pricing for both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans game.

    Don’t miss out on a minute of this event — register today at

    Click this link to visit the official site for 

    NGWA - Groundwater Week

    December 5 - 7, 2017

Past events

September 05, 2017 NGWA - Protect Your Groundwater Day
June 25, 2017 CIPH - ABC 2017
June 21, 2017 Canadian Water Summit
June 08, 2017 APGO's 15th AGM and Reception
May 04, 2017 CWQA AGM & Member Meetings
May 01, 2017 CANECT 2017
April 07, 2017 65th OGWA Convention & Annual General Meeting
April 07, 2017 ALLISTON -OGWA Regional Training
March 25, 2017 OOWA’s 2017 Convention and Expo
March 22, 2017 SPRINGFIELD -OGWA Regional Training
March 20, 2017 THUNDER BAY -OGWA Regional Training
March 09, 2017 CALLANDER -OGWA Regional Training
February 23, 2017 LINDSAY -OGWA Regional Training
February 22, 2017 PERTH -OGWA Regional Training
February 14, 2017 2017 Ontario Water Works Association Groundwater Seminar
December 06, 2016 Groundwater Week - NGWA
November 26, 2016 Hockey Night in Owen Sound
November 26, 2016 OGWA Board Meeting Members Invitation
November 25, 2016 OWEN SOUND-OGWA Regional Training
October 17, 2016 2016 First Nations Water Symposium
October 02, 2016 CIPHI Ontario 2016 Conference
June 08, 2016 Canadian Ground Water Conference & Expo 2016
April 27, 2016 CWQA Members Forum
April 04, 2016 APGO 2016 Networking Event in Thunder Bay
March 09, 2016 OGWA Regional Training Meeting
March 07, 2016 OGWA Regional Training Meeting
March 03, 2016 OGWA Regional Training Meeting
March 02, 2016 OGWA Regional Training Meeting
February 25, 2016 OGWA Regional Training Meeting
February 24, 2016 OGWA Regional Training Meeting
October 24, 2015 OGWA Fall Event 2015
October 23, 2015 OGWA Regional Training Meeting
October 20, 2015 Environment Industry Day
October 08, 2015 Drilling and Sampling Systems Course
September 29, 2015 Making Smarter Choices with your Groundwater System
March 22, 2015 World Water Day March 22
March 08, 2015 National Groundwater Awareness Week
January 29, 2015 OGWA / Fleming College Regional Meetings & CEC Courses
January 28, 2015 OGWA / Fleming College Regional Meetings & CEC Courses
January 26, 2015 OGWA / Fleming College Regional Meetings & CEC Courses
January 22, 2015 OGWA / Fleming College Regional Meetings & CEC Courses
January 21, 2015 OGWA / Fleming College Regional Meetings & CEC Courses
January 20, 2015 OGWA / Fleming College Regional Meetings & CEC Courses
November 15, 2014 OGWA Harvest Event
October 30, 2014 OGWA / Fleming College Regional Meetings & CEC Courses
February 05, 2014 Springfield Regional Training Meeting
February 03, 2014 North Bay Regional Training Meeting
January 13, 2014 Thunder Bay Regional Training Meeting
January 09, 2014 Bradford Regional Training Meeting
January 08, 2014 Lindsay Regional Training Meeting
January 07, 2014 Perth Regional Training Meeting
November 28, 2013 Walkerton Regional Training Meeting
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