The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), a professional society for environmental health practitioners with thousands of members nationwide, has invited Illinois State Water Survey groundwater hydrologist Steve Wilson to participate in its Program Advisory Committee, which helps set policy and direction for NEHA programs. NEHA operates credentialing programs and provides training and resources for continuing education.
“Our ISWS scientists have significant expertise and knowledge to offer to national organizations like NEHA,” said ISWS interim director Kevin OBrien. “I’m always pleased to see that expertise recognized and to see our scientists having impact beyond Illinois.”
In addition to leading the ISWS Data Management and Outreach Services Group, Wilson is also program director of the federally funded Private Well Class and Water Operator programs, which provide education and training for operators of small water systems and owners of private wells across the United States.
“The Private Well Class program is one reason NEHA is putting more emphasis on private wells, and NEHA members now can earn continuing education units by participating in our workshops and webinars,” said Wilson. “About 15 million American households rely on private wells, and by participating in the advisory committee, I’ll be able to help keep their needs and interests front and center.”