Mission Statement

“When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.” – Benjamin Franklin 1746

The Ontario Ground Water Association is a not-for-profit organization established in 1952. OGWA is comprised of diverse ground water professionals. The board of OGWA is made up of volunteers passionate about protecting Ontario’s most precious resource, ground water. Our purpose is to provide guidance to members, government representatives, and the public for sound scientific, economic, and beneficial development, protection, and management of ground water resources.

OGWA facilitates accessible worthwhile seminars, conferences and opportunities for idea exchange and problem solving amongst members and interested parties. OGWA has an interest in education as ongoing protection of ground water can only occur if the public and industry are knowledgeable.


OGWA’s goals are to:

  • Continually serve as recognized stewards of ground water in Ontario
  • Promote the understanding of scientific, technical, legal, and public policy aspects of ground water
  • Provide a forum for exchange of information among ground water professionals, governmental representatives, and other interested parties on all aspects of ground water resources
  • Disseminate information to governments, schools, and civic professional organizations, and educate the general public regarding ground water resources
  • Promote professional awareness and technical skills among ground water professionals
  • Be a clearinghouse for complaints
  • Be self governing, allowing OGWA an opportunity to guide members and ground water professionals in proper construction and utilization of ground water
  • Develop strong partnerships to further these goals

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