Water Quality

Iowa Environmental Health Assoc. Fall Conference

The IEHA Fall Conference is a must-attend event for every Environmental Health Professional / Sanitarian in Iowa. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from and network with national, regional, state and local experts in Environmental Health and reconnect with friends and colleagues as you attend the numerous sessions, exhibits, and the evening networking event.

Vince Radke, NEHA President, and Kim Carlton, Region 4 Vice-President, will be in attendance representing NEHA. Vince Radke will give keynote and plenary session presentations.

Private Water Network

Private Water Network

The Private Water Network (PWN) is a virtual community of practice for individuals working to protect the public’s health from contaminants in private drinking water sources. The PWN aims to be a one-stop-shop resource for peer-learning and information exchange for professionals that serve communities with private drinking water systems.

The mission of the Private Water Network is to build a sustainable community for those working to support private water programs; to connect with their peers, to share experiences, insights, and resources, and to gain access to timely and relevant guidance for existing and emerging issues; and to build capacity to do the work more effectively and efficiently in order to protect the public’s health from contaminants in private water sources.

Virtual Platform

The PWN is a virtual community of practice with opportunities to interact face-to-face at the NEHA Annual Educational Conference and Exhibition. Members can share relevant materials, engage in discussions, connect with peers, and promote relevant events.

Membership offers access to the virtual community platform that provides flexible communication options and easy-to-use knowledge management tools that facilitate collaboration and professional development.

Features of the virtual community include:

  • Discussion forum
  • Resources library
  • Event calendar
  • Webinars on private water issues
  • Newsletters on private water issues
  • Member directory with a community-wide search option.


Join the PWN at www.PrivateWaterNetwork.org.

  • While NEHA membership is not required to be a member of the Network; a MyNEHA account is needed to login. 
  • Membership is free.


We hope to expand the PWN membership to include individuals from every state and territory in the country. We are particularly interested in new members working with the following agencies/organizations:

  1. State, tribal, local, and territorial governmental public health agencies
  2. Other state agency departments (environmental health, wells, permitting, natural resources, agriculture, health, ecology, land, water conservation, transportation, geology, building codes, permits, flood plains, emergency management, etc.)
  3. Federal agencies such as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United States Geological Survey (USGS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Army Corps of Engineers)
  4. National organizations such as the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), Water Quality Association (WQA), National Sanitation Foundation International (NSF), National Groundwater Association (NGWA), Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), etc.
  5. Certified laboratories
  6. Academic/extension partners.


Contact: pwn@neha.org.


Private Water Network

Safe Water for Community Health (Safe WATCH)

Private Well Course


The Private Water Network is a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), and the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI).

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Nutrient Sensor Action Challenge Info Webinar

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