2008 NGWA McEllhiney Lecture

The NGWA's National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation established the William A. McEllhiney Distinguished Lecture Series in Water Well Technology in 2000. Mike Krautkramer was honored as the NGWA’s 2008 McEllhiney Lecturer, touring throughout North America with his presentation, entitled "How Much Is Enough? Making Decisions in the Water Well Industry." The slides from his presentation are available here or can be viewed below. You can also watch a video of Mike's presentation to the 2007 NGWA Groundwater Expo on NGWA's YouTube channel.

Mike is Vice-President and a Principal Hydrogeologist of Robinson Noble, Inc. With over 37 years of experience, Mike has completed hundreds of groundwater projects in the Pacific Northwest. These projects include groundwater resource definition, well design, testing and drilling management, ground water/surface water basin analyses, and identification/abatement of aquifer contamination problems. Mike is a Licensed Hydrogeologist in Washington, a Registered Geologist in Oregon, and a Professional Geologist in Alaska. He is active in the regulatory and political aspects of water resource management. He provides expertise to many entities, including testimony before the Washington State Legislature. Mike currently serves on the Legislative Committee for the Washington State Ground Water Association and is the Chair of the Ground Water Availability Committee of the National Ground Water Association (NGWA). In 2008, Mike was also honored with the NGWA’s Robert Storm Interdivisional Cooperation Award. Mike provides services in both domestic and international markets, where he has a reputation as a problem-solver using practical methods to efficiently accomplish project objectives.