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Art of Water Wells Receives Award of Excellence

By March 19, 2021No Comments

The Art of Water Wells that was authored by Marvin Glotfelty, RG, and illustrated by his wife Marie Jones, was published by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) Press, received recognition as a winner of APEX 2020 award for publication excellence. The annual awards competition is “based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the success of the entry—in the opinion of the judges—in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence.” Click here for more information on the APEX awards.

The text is written for anyone working in the groundwater field—well designers, contractors, engineers, water managers, and hydrogeologists. The book discusses practical techniques and considerations required to design, construct, evaluate, or modify water wells—many of which apply to other types of wells (e.g., monitoring wells, contaminant remediation wells, dewatering wells, injection wells, and piezometers). Click here to learn more about the book.

Marvin Glotfelty is Principal Hydrogeologist with Clear Creek Associates (a Geo-Logic Company). He is a Registered Geologist in Arizona and California, and also a Licensed Water Well Driller in Arizona. With this broad background in groundwater and wells, Mr. Glotfelty is recognized as one of the leading experts in water well design and construction technology in the United States. Click here to learn more about the author and connect with Marvin on LinkedIn.

Marvin has been writing quarterly articles for NGWA’s Water Well Journal in a column called “The Art of Water Wells” (same as the book) and he addresses various topics on groundwater and wells during short interviews that can be viewed on NGWA’s YouTube playlist here.  Reviews of Marvin’s book include:

“Drilling by the Book” by Brock Yordy, National Driller December 2019

“Book Review/ The Art of Water Wells” by Erin Haacker, Vol. 58, No. 1–Groundwater–January-February 2020

“The Art of Water Wells” Review by Thomas Ballard.