The 2017 Private Well Conference

National workshop unites private well community, emphasizes importance of collaboration and partnerships

The 2017 Private Well Conference, held May 23-25, 2017 in Champaign, IL,  was the first of its kind with national scope and exclusive focus on private drinking water supplies. This conference brought 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 day agenda featured 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 was provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP).

The conference was recorded and the videos are now available on YouTube:

Program manager Steve Wilson presented a summary of conference takeaways at the 2017 National Ground Water Association conference: