The Minnesota Ground Water Association (MGWA) is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the following primary objectives:
- Promotion and encouragement of the scientific and public policy aspects of ground water;
- Establishing a common forum for scientists, engineers, planners, educators, attorneys, and other persons concerned with ground water;
- Education of the general public regarding ground water resources;
- Dissemination of information on ground water through meetings of the membership.
MGWA publishes a quarterly newsletter and annual directory, and sponsors two conferences each year on timely issues concerning policy and scientific aspects of ground water. The newsletter and directory reach a membership of about 550 persons, which include prominent members of pertinent federal, state, and local agencies; environmental and engineering consulting firms; universities and colleges statewide; and other groups concerned with ground-water and environmental issues.
MGWA pays for all expenses of its organizational activities through membership dues and advertising fees, both of which are modest.