Water Well Journal

November 2015

Water Well Journal

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NGWREF Board Member Receives International Service Award Michael E. Campana, Ph.D., professor of hydrogeology and water resources at Oregon State University, has been awarded the inaugural International Service Award by the U.S. Chapter of the International Association of Hydro- geologists. Campana will receive the award on November 3 in Baltimore, Maryland. Campana is a board member of the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation and past chair of the National Ground Water Association Scientists and Engineers Division Board of Directors. "I'm honored, humbled, and grateful to the U.S. National Chapter of IAH for the inaugural International Service Award," Campana says. "I thank my spouse and best friend, Mary Frances, for her continuous support, love, and encouragement." The award states: ". . . in recognition of your many years of deep commitment to developing, managing, and protecting international ground- water resources and ongoing humanitarian work with multiple organizations (particularly the Ann Campana Judge Foundation) and your edu- cational work involving establishing a Study of the U.S. Institute for the Environment, mentor- ing numerous international students, your leadership in the field of transboundary aquifers and international water re- sources management, and your service in international water education programs such as the Joint Education Program in Water Cooperation and Peace." Industry Veteran Earns Highest Certification in September Ray Newmyer earned the Master Groundwater Contractor designation in September. It is the highest certification NGWA offers for the water well contractor industry. Newmyer has been in the water industry for more than 50 years, working as a groundwater hydrologist and a contractor drilling and doing maintenance on pumps and pumping systems. Currently, he is the principal and majority owner of NWP Drilling and Consulting in Mosca, Colorado. He also does pro bono drill and pump training in developing countries, primarily in eastern central Africa, and writes for NGWA's member e-publication, NGWA Toolkit. Newmyer will be co-presenting an educational session, "Application of Sodium Silicate in the Rehabilitation of Water Wells," at the 2015 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting. Eleven certification exams in all were taken in August, with three of those recording passing scores. Twenty-three exams were taken for state licensing, seven of those passing. If you have questions about the NGWA certification pro- grams, contact Jessica Rhoads, NGWA certification coordina- tor, at jrhoads@ngwa.org, or call (800) 551-7379, ext. 511. If outside the United States, call (614) 898-7791, ext. 511. NGWA New Members in August Top 90 NGWA added 92 new members in August. The total con- sisted of 43 scientists and engineers, 19 contractors, 12 stu- dents, 9 government/academic professionals, 5 manufacturers, 3 public groundwater systems professionals, and 1 supplier. A total of 664 new members renewed their membership as well. NGWREF Selects Eight Groundwater Industry Emerging Leaders to Attend Conference The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation has chosen eight individuals to attend the Emerg- ing Leaders Alliance Conference taking place November 8-11 in Reston, Virginia. The Emerging Leaders Alliance is a partnership among leading engineering and science-based organizations that provides high quality leadership training. Those chosen by NGWREF to attend the conference will experience a week of tuition-free presentations such as those on global and virtual team leadership, managing change, and powerful practices for leading innovation, among others—all important aspects to help move the groundwater industry forward. Sponsoring groundwater industry emerging leaders is con- sistent with NGWREF's commitment to continuing education in leadership skills that will (1) enhance the future effective- ness of the groundwater professions, and (2) maximize the impact of groundwater for society. Based on their commitment to the groundwater industry and their potential to lead the industry into the future, those chosen by NGWREF to attend the conference are: • Lisa Campbell, CDM Smith, Irvine, California • Robert Curley, Layne Christensen, Middletown, Ohio • William Fernandez, CDM Smith, Waimanalo, Hawaii • David Henrich, CWD/PI, CVCLD, Thermal Dynamics, Maple Plain, Minnesota • Gretchen Miller, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas • Lauren Schapker, National Ground Water Association, Arlington, Virginia • Nathan Smith, CDM Smith, Denver, Colorado • Becky Wiedorn, Ground Water Pump Systems, Boulder, Colorado. "It is encouraging the groundwater industry has such a pool of leadership talent as the demands on groundwater in- crease in our country and around the world," says NGWREF and National Ground Water Association CEO Kevin McCray, CAE. "The Foundation believes it has a responsibility to nur- ture emerging leaders as the ones who will lead our industry in addressing the world's groundwater needs in the future." The LOG NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL GROUND WATER ASSOCIATION 20 November 2015 WWJ waterwelljournal.com Ray Newmyer, MGWC Michael E. Campana, Ph.D.

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