(WESTERVILLE, OH — October 23, 2013) Evan Nyer, a retired environmental engineer, 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 this December during the 2013 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.
Nyer started working professionally in the wastewater industry, transitioning to groundwater-related work in the early 1980s. In 1983, he started Detox Inc., which produced equipment used in groundwater remediation. He subsequently sold the company, continuing to direct it under new ownership, then in 1989, Nyer joined the engineering, consulting, and management firm, ARCADIS, where he remained until his retirement earlier this year.
He is known to many as the author for more than 20 years of the column, “Groundwater Treatment Technology,” in NGWA’s journal, Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation®.
“The thing I am most proud of is passing the knowledge that I was gaining in this field onto everyone through my books and my column,” Nyer said. “I had a lot of unusual ideas that I think helped the industry progress and develop the technologies needed to clean our nation’s groundwater.”
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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