The 2017 Private Well Conference is believed to be the first of its kind, being both national in scope and exclusively focused on private drinking water supplies. This conference will bring together members of the private well community to learn new ideas and share experiences to strengthen outreach, education, and research programs around the country.
The 2.5 days will feature a mixture oral presentations from invited speakers and accepted abstracts, as well as panel discussions, a "lightning session", and opportunities for networking. Funding for this conference and the Private Well Class program comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP).
- Private Well Challenges and Opportunities
- Perspectives about Private Wells
- Innovation in Outreach and Education
- Partnerships for Success
In addition to the 30-minute oral presentations, there will also be panel discussion featuring drillers from around the country and their view of the private well issues well owners, educators, and regulators face. There will also be a 90 minute “lightning session” where attendees will be given the opportunity to spend 5 minutes describing an innovative aspect of their program.