Ground Water Canada


The search for Canada’s most “distinguished driller” of 2023 was an overwhelming success, but we have come to realize that what constitutes the country’s top drillers isn’t necessarily based solely on a driller’s age. There are both seasoned veterans in the industry as well as younger up-and-comers who are potentially equally deserving of this honour if they meet the criteria of excellence in leadership, innovation and business acumen.

Therefore, Ground Water Canada wishes to honour two “distinguished drillers” in 2024 – one with less than 10 years of experience in the industry and another with 10 or more years of experience. We realize that water well drilling is an aging industry in Canada, and it’s important to recognize the younger workers who represent the future of the industry while also paying tribute to older drillers who have built this industry.

See 2023 Winner.


Nominations Form

Nominations close July 15, 2024.

Nominator’s information

*Self-nominations are acceptable

Nominee’s Information

Name of nominee(Required)
City, Province

Why should this person be considered?

Include specific examples where they’ve worked to achieve certain goals or gone above and beyond for the good of the business.
From mentoring young staff to taking part in industry associations, how does this person's actions positively contribute to the overall sector?
Are they constantly on the lookout for new ideas or new technology to improve operations? Do they question the status quo? Tell us.
Please upload a high-resolution photo of the candidate
Please upload a high-resolution photo of the candidate
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    All nominees, male or female, must be active in the groundwater industry and based in Canada. There are no age restrictions. Nominations close July 15, 2024.

    Judging criteria

    We’re looking for nominees who are experienced in the industry, have a strong work ethic and leadership skills, have an outstanding business acumen, are influential within the industry and who work to perpetuate the industry’s best interests. Anecdotes and support from multiple colleagues are welcome.

    Questions? Contact us

    For more information, potential sponsorship opportunities or questions on the nomination process, contact:

    Mike Jiggens
    Editor, Groundwater Canada

    Sharon Kauk
    National Advertising Manager