Women in Groundwater

March is Women’s History Month

The goal of Women’s History Month is to celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States, as well as recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.

Throughout the month of March 2021, we will be highlighting NGWA members and other groundwater professionals who are all-stars in their fields. We talked to them about their interest in groundwater, what led them into the field, and what advice they would give to the next generation of women entering water-related industries.

Bookmark this page — or use the URL NGWA.org/WomensHistoryMonth — and check Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout March for the next profile to be published.

Schedule for women in groundwater profile postings:

  • Tuesday, March 2 — Susan O’Grady, Director of Marketing, Xylem Inc.
  • Thursday, March 4 — Bev Herzog, Assistant to the Director for Environmental Initiatives, Emeritus, Illinois State Geological Survey
  • Tuesday, March 9 — Pamela K. Chaffee, PG, Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment
  • Thursday, March 11 — Erica DiFilippo, Ph.D., Senior Project Geochemist, S.S. Papadopulos & Associates Inc.
  • Tuesday, March 16 — Judy Herndon, President, Rock-Tech International
  • Thursday, March 18 — Leslie Dumas, PE, D.WRE, Sr. Principal/Sr. Water Resources Engineer, Woodard & Curran
  • Tuesday, March 23 — Kyrie Bergstrom, Rock Well Water Systems & Pumps
  • Thursday, March 25 — Lily R. Barkau, Groundwater Section Manager, Water Quality Division, Wyoming Dept. of Environmental Quality
  • Tuesday, March 30 — Wendi Wilkes, Manager of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs, Association of State Drinking Water Administrators.