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Canadian National Ground Water Association: Become a voting member

May 6, 2020
By Ground Water Canada


The Canadian National Ground Water Association has been incorporated as of October 2019 to represent a united ground water industry in Canada.

The CNGWA aims to provide a united voice to the federal government, help co-ordinate standards and continuing education across the provinces, share data with the Geological Survey of Canada to have a say in where funds are allocated, and exchange key information among members.

Canadian attendees of the National Ground Water Association’s Groundwater Week met in December 2019 and elected a working board of directors. The board meets remotely through conference calls. It consists of 10 directors:

  • Blaine Matuga, Central Interior Pumps, Kamloops, B.C. (president)
  • Johnny Wilson, J. B. Wilson & Son Well Drilling, Springfield, Ont. (first vice-president)
  • Michael Lamont, Precision Service and Pumps Inc., Abbotsford, B.C. (second vice-president)
  • Stephen Bleizeffer, Lackner McLennan Insurance, Kitchener, Ont. (treasurer)
  • Dwayne Graff, Well Initiatives Ltd., Elora, Ont. (secretary)
  • Paul Conrad, Conrad Well Drilling Ltd., Parry Sound, Ont.
  • Simon Massé, Groupe Puitbec, Quebec
  • Bill MacDonald, Heron Instruments, Dundas, Ont.
  • Jim Smith, Fleming College, Frost Campus, Lindsay, Ont.
  • Joel Gagnon, University of Windsor, Ont.
  • Colleen Cross, Ground Water Canada

If you’re involved in the ground water industry in Canada, you are automatically an Associate member. Make a donation of $100 or more to participate in meetings and have a vote on association matters. Download the CNGWA Membership Registration Form.

Those who donate have a chance to win a Heron Instruments Datum Point Central Control Well Monitoring System complete with a data logger (value $3,000).

If you are involved in the ground water industry in Canada, please share your ideas of what you’d like to see in a national association.

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