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Ontario researchers among NGWA award recipients


October 23, 2018
By Ground Water Canada

Westerville, OH – Two Canadians have been recognized by the National Ground Water Association for their outstanding contributions to ground water research and accomplishments.

Prof. Beth Parker from the University of Guelph’s School of Engineering has received the M. King Hubbert Award. The award, which is among the National Ground Water Association’s Awards of Excellence, is presented to a person who has made a major science or engineering contribution to the ground water industry through research, technical papers, teaching and practical applications.

Bernard Kueper, Ph.D., professor, Queens University, Kingston, Ont., was designated an NGWA Fellow in recognition by his peers and the NGWA of outstanding credentials, professional accomplishments, and a commitment to promoting the increased understanding of ground water science and water well system technology.

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The National Ground Water Association released the list of recipients, who will receive 2018 NGWA Awards of Excellence, Outstanding Groundwater Project Award, Sectional Awards, and Fellow designations this December during Groundwater Week in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Longtime NGWA member Fletcher G. Driscoll, PhD, PG, is the recipient of NGWA’s most prestigious award, the Ross L. Oliver Award for outstanding contributions to the ground water industry. Driscoll is president of Fletcher Driscoll & Associates LLC, in Dellwood, Minnesota, and is the principal author and editor of Groundwater & Wells, second edition.

Other 2018 NGWA award recipients follow.

Awards of Excellence

  • Beth Parker, Ph.D., professor and NSERC Industrial Research chair and director of G360 Institute for Groundwater Research, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario — M. King Hubbert Award for major science contributions to the knowledge of ground water
  • Jeffrey W. Williams, MGWC, CVCLD, president, Spafford & Sons Water Wells, Jericho, Vermont — Robert Storm Intersectional Cooperation Award
  • Glenn Duffield, president, HydroSOLVE Inc., Reston, Virginia — Technology Award
  • Cory Miller, owner, C. Miller Drilling and Centerline Mfg., Winnsboro, Texas — Equipment Design Award
  • Daniel T. Meyer, MGWC, CVCLD, Garden Grove, California — Standard Bearer Award
  • Mickel (Mike) Wireman, president, Granite Ridge Groundwater LLC, Denver, Colorado; William W. Woessner, Ph.D., emeritus regents professor of hydrogeology, University of Montana (retired), Missoula, Montana; and John Pitz, CPI, NGWAF, president, N L Pitz Inc., Batavia, Illinois — Life Member Awards

Outstanding Groundwater Project Award

  • CDM Smith, Kimbiji Aquifer Assessment — Groundwater Supply Award

Sectional Awards

  • William L. Cunningham,director of Earth Systems Processes Division and senior science advisor for Groundwater, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, and Robert P Schreiber, PE, BCEE, D.WRE, vice president, CDM Smith, Boston, Massachusetts — Keith E. Anderson Award
  • Tom Darrah, Ph.D., associate professor, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio — John Hem Award
  • Cory Miller, owner, C. Miller Drilling and Centerline Mfg., Winnsboro, Texas — Manufacturers Section Special Recognition Award
  • Randy Lyne, president, Preferred Pump & Equipment, Fort Worth, Texas — Supplier of the Year Award


Fellow designations

The NGWA Fellow designation represents recognition by a recipient’s peers and NGWA, of outstanding credentials, professional accomplishments, and a commitment to promoting the increased understanding of ground water science and water well system technology.

  • Bernard Kueper, Ph.D., professor, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario
  • William W. Woessner, Ph.D., emeritus regents professor of hydrogeology, University of Montana (retired), Missoula, Montana