Ground Water Canada

Groundwater Week draws inspirational speakers

May 21, 2019  By Ground Water Canada

Las Vegas, NV – The National Ground Water Association has announced four inspiring speakers for its Groundwater Week lineup in December.

Jim “The Rookie” Morris will share the story of his meteoric rise from 35-year-old high school teacher to major league baseball pitcher during theKeynote Presentationon Wednesday. Now working as a motivational speaker, Morris’ story has inspired countless individuals interested in overcoming life’s obstacles and living their dreams.

Pat Mulroy will discuss “The Universal Challenge of Water Scarcity” during Tuesday’s Summit Opening Session. Formerly with the Las Vegas Valley Water District and Southern Nevada Water Authority, she is currently serving as a nonresident senior fellow for Climate Adaptation and Environmental Policy for the Brookings Institution and practitioner in residence for the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law.


Gary Hix, RG, CWD/PI, licensed water well drilling contractor, registered geologist, and entrepreneur, will deliver the farewell presentation of his 2019 McEllhiney Lecture focusing on the current state of the drilling industry.

Dr. John Doherty, author of PEST, a software package widely used for ground water model calibration and uncertainty analysis, will deliver the farewell presentation of his 2019 Darcy Lecture focusing on the importance of, and challenges in, ground water modeling.

Groundwater Week will take place Dec. 2-5, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nev.

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