From the 1958 Constitution and By-Laws of the Manitoba Water Well Association, the following statement still rings true today.
The objectives of this Association shall be:
Association Membership includes organizations, firms, corporations, and individuals that are involved in all aspects of groundwater related activities. This includes well drilling and pump installation contractors, manufacturers and suppliers to the industry, groundwater professionals and technicians, and government representatives.
The MWWA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, duly elected by members. Administration is performed by Executive Director, currently a volunteer position.
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It seems Canadians only take notice when there are water-related deaths or destruction. If your basement isn't flooded and there is no boil-water advisory in effect, then everything must be OK. But it isn't! We need to realize that extreme weather is the new norm that will continue to hammer our sensibilities and impact our water systems.
The Globe and Mail recently asked people how concerned they were about climate change: 79 per cent were very disturbed or somewhat concerned, and the rest were not worried at all. 26 percent of people think that "as long as the water tastes good, I don't care where it comes from". Citizens don't notice the infrastructure that makes their everyday activities possible .....until it breaks.
Canadians are blessed with an abundance of water, but we have our heads in the sand when it comes to managing and valuing the asset.
And Canadians are not alone in their ambivalence. As the state of California and most southwester United States suffers from extreme drought that is draining groundwater reserves and costing billions of dollars in agricultural damages, people are still watering their lawns, refilling their pools and dumping buckets of ice water on their heads.
Public education is key to changing the perception of water. By raising awareness of water issues, we can slowly start encouraging advocacy for water management and investments. (reprinted in part from Alberta Water Well Drilling newsletter)
Ontario Ground Water Association to host Canadian Ground Water Conference & Expo 2016
June 8 - 11, 2016 Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls
Manitoba Water Well Drillers Meeting called for Friday, April 29, 2016 - 1:00 PM, Canad Inns Portage la Prairie
The MWWA entered into arrangements with Manitoba Ground Water Management Section to research and review water well driller certification offered in other Province in preparation for certification requirements in Manitoba.
A consultant was commissioned to review those requirements and to determine steps to implement well driller certification programing in Manitoba.
The initial report has been completed under the supervision and direction of a the MWWA Advisory Committee. However it is now time to share that vision with driller members.
The April 29th meeting agenda will include a report from the Consultant as well as other matters of interest to Manitoba Water Well Drillers.
Please do not hesitate to contact Inez Miller at phone 204 589 6166 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information.