About AGWT


The Mission of the American Ground Water Trust is to:

  • Communicate the environmental and economic value of groundwater
  • Promote efficient and effective groundwater management
  • Showcase groundwater science and technology solutions
  • Increase citizen, community and decision-maker awareness
  • Facilitate stakeholder participation in water resource decisions

Bringing People Together

The integrity of AGWT information and the effectiveness of our groundwater awareness programs are the foundation of our partnerships with local, state and national organizations and agencies. The AGWT brings stakeholders together to encourage open discussion about practical ways to develop, manage and protect groundwater resources so that sustainable economic and environmental benefits can be optimized.

Invest in the Future

More than 150 million people in the United States rely on groundwater for their drinking water. By the year 2050, there will be 100 million more people living in America . In addition to being a vital source for drinking water, groundwater plays a crucial role for American agriculture, mining and manufacturing industries. Each one of us has a role and a responsibility when it comes to ensuring that groundwater resources will be available for future generations. Invest in the future by supporting our education programs via membership, sponsorship and/or participation, so that we can achieve our mission and ensure that water sources are protected and that science is the basis for local, state and national water policy.

AGWT Board of Directors

David Kill, St Paul, MN - Training Consultant, Xylem Goulds Water Technology
(Multi-national Manufacturer of agricultural, industrial & domestic water pumps)

Fred Rothauge, Fort Lupton, CO - Manager, Hydro Resources
(Development and maintenance of large scale groundwater resources)

Board Members:
Hughbert Collier, Stephenville, TX - Sr Vice President, Collier Consulting
(Geosciences, environmental and engineering services)

Stephen Cullen, Santa Barbara, CA - SR VP/Principal Hydrogeologist,
Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc.
(Professional services in hydrology, the geosciences, and environmental engineering and science)

Chuck Hammock, Jr, Macon, GA - Professional Engineer, Andrews Hammock & Powell, Inc.
(Mechanical engineering and geothermal consultants)

Kevin McGinnis, Lubbock, TX - President, Cotey Chemical
(Manufacturer of products to increase water well yield)

Tony Morgan, Santa Barbara, CA - Vice President and Principal Hydrologist,
Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc.
(Professional services in hydrology, the geosciences, and environmental engineering and science)

Ron Peterson, Salt lake City, UT - Senior Account Representative, Baroid IDP
(Manufacturer of drilling fluids and grout for the water well industry)

Todd Peterson, Old Grenwich, CT - Private Equity Lawyer, New Market Solutions
(Legal practice with a focus on corporate emerging markets)

Kriss Schneider, St. Paul, OR - President, Schneider Water Services
(Water systems service provider including sales, installation and service)

Nicolas Steverlynck, Scottsdale, AZ - President, Hose Solutions, Inc.
(Manufacturer of flexible pipe products used in the water and mining industries)

 AGWT Executive Director, Andrew Stone

Andrew Stone is a hydrogeology graduate from University College, London. He has over thirty-five years of groundwater experience in Africa and the U.S. as a university professor, groundwater consultant and groundwater advocate & educator. From 1990 to 2003, he taught an annual course on Groundwater Protection Policy at Antioch New England University. In recognition of his work in promoting groundwater resource education in the US, he received the 1998 National Ground Water Association “Oliver Award” for outstanding contributions to the groundwater industry. His work with the AGWT has involved convening over 250 “information-exchange” conferences and workshops focused on groundwater issues. He has organized over 70 “Groundwater Institutes” that have trained 2,000 science teachers and educators on water resources issues and the basics of hydrology.          trustinfo@agwt.org