2024 NRD Water Programs Conference

2024 NRD Water Programs Conference

03/04/2024 to 03/05/2024

Join us for the Annual NRD Water Programs Conference!

The 2024 conference at the Holiday Inn in Kearney will provide participants exposure to presentations on a wide variety of water management programs across the state and is a great education opportunity to achieve continuing education credits (CEU's). 

Monday, March 4- Natural Resources Groundwater Technician Certification

This full day training session will prepare registrants for Natural Resources Groundwater Technician Certification exam.  The training is also open to sit through for CEUs (5 Hours) once every 2 years.  Registration for the Certification and exam MUST be completed through NDEE (Register for exam HERE).  If attending simply for the CEU's and not the exam, register through NARD.   An agenda for the training can be found HERE.

Monday, March 4- Hospitality Suite

Join the Hospitality Room Monday, March 4 from 6:30-9:30 PM for an opportunity to connect with fellow collegues. More information coming soon.

Tuesday, March 5- Water Programs Conference

A full day of informative presentations will kick off with registration beginning at 7:30.  Presentations will begin at 8:00 am and will continue throughout the day.  Included in the cost of registration for the Tuesday Conference are morning and afternoon break sessions and a buffet lunch.  A draft agenda for the conference can be found HERE. 

Conference Registration Policy: 

February 16, 2024 - Monday Certification Training/Exam registration deadline (to be completed through NDEE)-No Late applications can be accepted. (Register for exam HERE)

February 23, 2024 - Tuesday Water Programs Conference registration deadline.

February 26, 2024  – Cancelation must be in writing and will be accepted until this date. Cancelations are subject to a $25 processing fee. 

February 28, 2024 - No refunds for cancelations received on/after this date.

Walk-in Registrations will be charged an additional $35 fee per person.

Download and mail registration and payment to:  NARD, 8100 South 15th St. Suite B, Lincoln, NE 68512  or register on-line with payment option at

Hotel Information:

February 4, 2023 - Deadline for hotel reservations,  Holiday Inn, Kearney, NE (308) 237-5971
Special room rates are available: $129.95 for standard room. Be sure to mention you are attending the NRD Water Programs Conference when making reservations.



Monday, March 4 - Groundwater Technician Training (In Person) - FREE

Tuesday, March 5- Water Programs Conference (In Person) - $125.00

Tuesday, March 5 - Water Programs Conference (Virtually) - $125.00

Monday & Tuesday - Groundwater Technician Training & Water Programs Conference (In Person) - $125.00

We will be offering a virtual option for the Water Programs Conference. Links for the virtual option will be emailed out the week before the conference. In order to be eligible for CEUs you must register individually as the online registrations are what will be submitted for CEUs.