(WESTERVILLE, OH — September 27, 2012) Beverly L. Herzog, CGWP, has received a Life Member Award from the National Ground Water Association for special service in the furtherance of the groundwater industry and NGWA.
The award will be presented in December at the NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.
Herzog worked in the groundwater industry for 32 years, retiring in 2010 as senior hydrogeologist and assistant to the chief for environmental initiatives at the Illinois State Geological Survey.
Her involvement in NGWA includes:
Herzog is the recipient of numerous awards, including NGWA’s Keith E. Anderson Award in 2010 and the Robert Storm Award for Interdivisional Cooperation in 2011.
Her nominator, David R. Larson of the Illinois State Geological Survey, said Herzog played an integral role in helping NGWA develop a national survey of state geological surveys and NGWA members. The survey identified specific issues associated with groundwater availability and sustainability, the value of long-term groundwater monitoring, and what the federal role could be in addressing these issues.
“The results of the survey provided the basis for a logical progression of interactions with congressional staff members, from presenting the results as valuable information to developing specific requests for financial resources to achieve the goal of monitoring and evaluating groundwater resources at the national scale,” Larson wrote.
Of all her work for NGWA, Herzog said she is most proud of her work on the Government Affairs Committee, helping to enact the SECURE Water Act, and advocating for increases in money for the federal Leaking Underground Storage Tank Fund.
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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