Radon Stakeholder's Conference

The 12th Annual State Radon Stakeholder’s Conference will be held Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa at the Airport Holiday Inn Conference Center.

This meeting is being held at no cost for all those that have a stake in protecting the public from unnecessary exposure to radon in their homes, schools, and businesses.  

It is the intent of U.S. EPA Region 7 and its partners; the Iowa Department of Public Health, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and the Heartland Chapter of AARST (the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists) to bring interested stakeholders together to discuss common issues, provide insight into the future, understand radon issues from other perspectives, share, educate and network. 

Attendees will qualify for continuing education credit in Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska and for NRPP and NRSB. In addition, other CEU courses will be held on Monday, March 5th.

Additional registration and continuing education information will be provided in early January. We hope to see you in Des Moines, Iowa in March 2018!

Updates will be posted at the following IDPH Radon website:

Featured Course Bundle: Environmental Public Health Online Courses (EPHOC)

Environmental Public Health Online Courses (EPHOC) is a comprehensive package of courses for environmental public health practitioners. The 15 courses are taught by experts in their field and include information on various roles and responsibilities of environmental public health staff. Target audiences include: new-hire environmental public health professionals; individuals preparing for a state or national credential exam; environmental health and other students; and environmental public health professionals wanting to improve their technical knowledge. Additional information on EPHOC is available at

This bundle of courses is designed to be used as a study guide for the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) exam. 

Note: At this time there isn't an official certificate awarded for completing all 15 courses. 

E001: General Environmental Health 3 hours
E002: Statutes and Regulations 3 hours
E003: Food Protection 4 hours
E004: Potable Water 6 hours 
E005: Wastewater 4 hours
E006: Solid and Hazardous Materials 3 hours
E007: Hazardous Materials 1 hour
E008: Zoonoses, Vectors, Pests and Weeds 4 hours
E009: Radiation Protection
2 hours
E010: Occupational Safety and Health
1 hour
E011: Air Quality and Environmental Noise 2 hours
E012: Housing Sanitation and Safety 3 hours
E013: Institutions and Licensed Establishments 3 hours
E014: Swimming Pools and Recreational Facilities 3 hours
E015: Disaster Sanitation 5 hours




20th IOWWA Annual Conference

Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 

Coralville, IA

January 24 - 25, 2018

(Pre-Conference, January 23, 2018)



Annual Conference Registration Information
IWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show
February 1-2, 2018
Prairie Meadows ~ Altoona, Iowa
IWWA is looking forward to the 2018 Annual Conference and Trade Show and  we hope you can participate at this year's meeting!  The conference and trade show will be February 1-2, 2018, with early exhibitor move-in available on Wednesday, January  31, 2018.

Please see the links below to download the PDF registration forms and conference agenda for both attendees and exhibitors.   Hard copies of the information have been mailed as well.

*PLEASE NOTE:  This year, attendees (*excluding exhibitors) have the option of registering for the conference online via check or credit card at ! Click the link to see the options.

Once again IWWA has secured a block of rooms for the conference at the Prairie Meadows Hotel.  Reservations made be made by calling 515-957-3000 or made online at  When calling be sure to reference the Iowa Water Well Association in order to receive the IWWA rate of $108.00.  If making a reservation online, please use the group code 01312018IOW (note: 01312018 are numeric and the IOW is alpha) in order to receive the IWWA rate as well. 

 Cutoff date for room reservations is January 17, 2018 by 5pm! Be sure to make reservations early as the hotel guarantees  the lower room rate until the cutoff date, but this DOES NOT mean they guarantee a room will be available.  There are a limited number of rooms set aside for IWWA and they are on a first-come, first-served basis.


Conference Attendees Only can register online via check or credit card at: 

Conference Attendees:


Thank You and We Hope to See You in February 2018!


Questions? Contact IWWA-IA at 515-287-7055 or email 

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Iowa Department of Public Health - Protecting and Improving the Health of Iowans


Local Environmental Health Update

I am pleased to announce that the Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) Awareness Level course is now available as an independent-study, online course through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Independent-Study Web site! This course was made possible through a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), and FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI).


To access the course, please visit:


IS-305: Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) Awareness Level


For more information about this and other EHTER training opportunities, please visit


Please feel free to share this with others who may be interested.

Martin A. Kalis 
Public Health Advisor 
Environmental Health Services Branch 
Division of Emergency & Environmental Health Services 
National Center for Environmental Health 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
4770 Buford Highway, NE, Mailstop F-58 
Atlanta, GA 30341 
770.488.4568 (office)  
770.488.7310 (fax) 
Please also visit our EH Web site at 

We're continuing our online training series for well owners as well as offering opportunities specifically for professionals who work with well owners. Follow the links to learn more:

For Well Owners:

For Environmental Health Professionals:

For Real Estate Professionals:

The Private Well Class is able to offer continuing education units (CEs) through the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) for attending our webinars. 

The Private Well Class Team

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Illinois State Water Survey

2204 Griffith Drive

Champaign, IL 61820


National Ground Water Association Webinars

Past Recorded Webinars

Iowa Onsite Waste Water Association (IOWWA)

2017 training schedule


Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - Check-in: 7:30 AM | Workshop 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

State Hygienic Lab, 2220 S Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny IA
Cost: Members: $100.00 / Non-Members: $190.00

This course will be held at the State Hygienic Lab.

» More Information     » Register Now!

Iowa Onsite Waste Water Training Center

2017 Workshop Schedule

Basics of Onsite 101 - Ankeny

Monday, October 30, 2017
DMACC-FFA Enrichment Center, RM 208, Ankeny, IA

The workshop provides a basic understanding of the functional characteristics of conventional septic systems and alternatives that are commonly used in Iowa. This course is a prerequisite for the Time of Transfer Certified Inspector Program, for those with less than two years of experience.

» More Information     » Register Now!


Illinois Online Well Classes


The new Private Well Class will provide information about private water supplies through the use of class modules that will be emailed to the subscribers.  This will allow the individual to participate at their own pace.   Those who participate in the class will have access to the tools a well owner needs to ensure a safe water supply and help extend the life of their well.  Participants will gain an understanding of the basic science of water wells and the benefits of using best practices to maintain and protect their water supply.

The following topics will be covered in the ten part email course:

  • understanding how groundwater moves and gets into your well
  • how water gets from your well to your faucet
  • basics of well construction and the type of well you have
  • how groundwater and wells get contaminated
  • common operations issues for well owners
  • how to care for and maintain your well, pump, and infrastructure
  • testing your well water and ensuring water is safe to drink
  • understanding test results and fixing water quality problems
  • understanding regulations that affect you
  • what to do in an emergency or equipment failure
  • where to find help and get questions answered locally

The lessons provided through emails will be reinforced by the use of monthly webinars which the participants can attend as often they wish -  even after the emailed class materials have ended.  There will also be opportunities to ask questions and be given additional information in the well related topics that interest you.  To find out more about how the classes will work, click here.



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