Thursday, January 28, 2016

Throwback Thursday or Friday Flashback: Where Do We Go From Here?

By Cindy Kreifels, The Groundwater Foundation

Throwback Thursday, Friday Flashbacks…. These seem to be all the rage on Facebook. 

So today I thought I would take you back in time, back to 1986.  It was in 1986 that The Groundwater Foundation decided to honor a Nebraskan who had lifelong achievements in groundwater protection.  The first recipient of this honor was Vincent Dreeszen, pictured here with Susan Seacrest, founder and first president of The Groundwater Foundation. 

1986 – 30 years ago!  Wow how times have changed!  Just take a look at the hunter green chairs, the hair, the clothes…  But some things never change, like the need for us to protect groundwater.  However, what potentially does change is what we need to protect groundwater from and how we protect it.  Think about it, the emerging contaminants like the microbeads in our personal care items, global climate change, and pharmaceutical contamination (while not necessarily new, definitely one we have just recently began to address).  And, of course, if what we are challenged with protecting groundwater from changes so must the ways in which we protect it. 

Much lies ahead of us in the world of groundwater protection. What is it that concerns you when it comes to protecting groundwater?  What should our next steps be?

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