(WESTERVILLE, OH — September 27, 2012) John R. Jansen, Ph.D., PG, PGP, of Cardno ENTRIX in West Bend, Wisconsin, has received the Keith E. Anderson Award from the National Ground Water Association.
The award is presented for outstanding contributions to NGWA. It will be presented in December at the NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.
Jansen is a 33-year veteran of the groundwater industry. His contributions to NGWA include participation in numerous committees and work groups, as well as serving on the board of the scientists and engineers division from 2004-2007.
Dr. William M. Alley, former chief of the Office of Groundwater for the U.S. Geological Survey, said Jansen has made “exceptional contributions to NGWA.”
“I met Dr. Jansen through NGWA and his enthusiasm greatly influenced my involvement with the organization,” Alley said. “He was instrumental in establishing the annual NGWA Groundwater Summit at the forefront of where groundwater science and practice meet. I always make it a point to attend his talks at NGWA.”
In support of Jansen’s nomination, hydrogeologist Ted L. Powell, PG, of Aquifer Science and Technology in Waukesha, Wisconsin, said Jansen excels in making the complex simple and effectively communicating it.
“John’s greatest asset is his ability to analyze a problem or project, break it down into its simplest form, and devise the means and methods to practically and effectively come to a cost-effective solution,” said Powell.
“John also is one of the few water professionals I have worked with who is able to effectively communicate to people across the full spectrum of society — from the brightest scientists in the private sector and academia, to his peers and other consultants, engineers, drillers, clients, and to the common person,” Powell said.
NGWA, a nonprofit organization composed of U.S. and international groundwater professionals — contractors, equipment manufacturers, suppliers, scientists, and engineers — is dedicated to advancing groundwater knowledge. NGWA’s vision is to be the leading groundwater association that advocates the responsible development, management, and use of water.
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