The International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) has partnered with the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) to hold a joint conference this December in Nashville.

“I am thrilled to be heading to Nashville for IGSHPA’s first conference in three years,” says IGSHPA Chairperson Kortney Lull. “As a longtime supporter of both IGSHPA and NGWA, it makes sense to have our industries aligned in a variety of ways. Geothermal heat pump technology is catching the attention of so many building owners and clean energy stakeholders and we need the knowledge and expertise of NGWA’s members if we are going to be successful in growing the market. I can’t wait to see everyone in Music City.”

In a release, IGSHPA says the combined Groundwater Week show Dec. 14-16 at Music City Center makes sense because of the groups’ long-standing relationship. The event will offer a range of continuing education and networking opportunities.

“IGSHPA’s participation in this year’s event adds a wonderful element to the proceedings,” says NGWA Chief Executive Officer Terry Morse. “There are long-standing partnerships between the professionals in our industries and I am certain that we all have a lot to share. It’s an exciting time to be getting back to business and we’re looking forward to a successful and engaging event this December.”

IGSHPA says the event, its first in 2018, will offer members an opportunity to “re-engage with the groundwater and drilling community at a time when those skills are more in demand than ever before.”

NGWA is a nonprofit that supports responsible development, management and use of water resources. It is comprised of groundwater professionals ranging from contractors to equipment manufacturers to scientists and engineers. For more information, visit

IGSHPA is an affiliate organization of GEO, a 501(c)(6), non-profit national trade association advocating for the geothermal heat pump industry. Its mission is to serve as the training and accreditation organization for the ground-source heat pump industry. For more information, visit