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Campaign to fund national, international projects


August 10, 2012
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Aug. 10, 2012, Westerville, OH – The National Ground Water Research and
Educational Foundation (NGWREF) has launched a major fundraising
campaign to underwrite national and international ground water projects.

Aug. 10, 2012, Westerville, OH – The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF) has launched a major fundraising campaign to underwrite national and international ground water projects.

"Our ultimate goal is to raise at least $3 million over the next 18 months,” said Steve Schneider, president of NGWREF. Schneider stressed that 100 per cent of funds raised will go to foundation programs.

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A range of programs provide excellent opportunities for those interested in supporting ground water initiatives that benefit people and the environment, said Art Becker, NGWREF vice-president Art Becker.

The foundation will continue to seek support for programs such as ground water research, the Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecture Series in Groundwater Science, and the William A. McEllhiney Distinguished Lecture Series in Water Well Technology. NGWREF proposes to fund a number of new programs as well.

“For example, in our developing nations projects, we will not only continue to help drill water wells for people in need, but we will also offer training and operating standards to help set up ongoing maintenance projects,” said Becker. “This will help increase the sustainability of the water well programs — a serious issue of many water well projects around the world.

“We also want to start a domestic assistance program through our Water Wells for America program, where we can help elderly people and other special populations in rural areas with their water well needs,” he continued.

Visit NGWREF's website for more information.