Presentation:    Arsenic in Groundwater - The Unknown Threat

Speakers:            Douglas Schnoebelen, PhD; and Sophia Walsh


Dr. Doug Schnoebelen serves as the director of the Lucille A. Carver Mississippi Riverside Environmental Research Station (LACMRERS) at IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering, at the University of Iowa since 2008. Previously, Doug worked as a research hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey for nearly 18 years specializing in water quality. In addition, he serves as an adjunct professor for both the Department of Geosciences and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The University of Iowa. Recent research includes hydrodynamic and geochemical modeling for rivers and groundwater systems.

Sophia Walsh is an Environmental Health Specialist at the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health and has been with the department since 2010. She is the Project Coordinator for the Arsenic in Groundwater Grant funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She has served on the Environmental Protection Agency's Arsenic Small Systems Work Group and on Iowa Department of Public Health's Rule Writing Committee for the Grants to Counties Well Testing Program.  Walsh graduated from the College of Saint Benedict|Saint John's University with a degree in Environmental Studies.