Idaho Environmental 
Health Association
E-News Bulletin - January 2012
In This Issue
2012 NGWA Ground Water Summit
IEHA 2012 Annual Education Conference
Certified Pool/Spa Inspector Training
Food Safety Conference Travel Awards

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2012 NGWA Ground Water Summit: Innovate and Integrate

Garden Grove, California
May 6-10, 2012


Groundwater professionals are facing formidable challenges presented by factors ranging from increasing global population and multiple demands for water to changing climate and unsustainable use of groundwater supplies.


The focus of the 2012 NGWA Ground Water Summit - Innovate and Integrate: Succeeding as a Groundwater Professional in a Water-Short World - will help you prepare for, and thrive in, this environment.

More information.





NEHA Annual Education Conference and Exhibition



June 28-30th

San Diego, CA









More NEHA online




 National Groundwater Awareness Week

National Groundwater Awareness Week is March 11-17, 2012

Now well into its second decade, Groundwater Awareness Week spotlights one of the world's most important resources: groundwater.


Who should be "aware" of groundwater? Quite simply, everyone.


Groundwater is essential to the health and well-being of humanity and the environment. Whether you're on a public water system or a private well, whether you are a health care official, policymaker, regulator, or someone interested in water resources or the environment in general undefined groundwater awareness is important to you.


The Idaho Environmental Health Association has devoted a web page full of local and national resources for groundwater education and activities. Be sure to visit it here.


You can also find more information on groundwater and water well stewardship by going to NGWA's Web site for well, Visit the National Groundwater Association's education page to  owners,

The Future of Environmental Health:

Welcome to the Next Generation


Earth in Hands


IEHA Annual Education Conference

March 14 & 15, 2012

Boise State University


Keynote Speaker:


Mel Knight

Mel Knight, President

National Enviromental Health Association 


Online registration now open!

Remember to renew your membership for

discounted conference rates! See instructions on the

IEHA home page for renewing members.


Certified Pool/Spa Inspector  Training Course Offered at Annual Education Conference on Thursday


The Certified Pool/Spa Inspector™ (CPI™) training course is designed to provide a standardized training program for health officials and pool operators on conducting pool and spa inspections.

The purpose of this training program is to assure a sanitary, healthy, and safe environment for the public when using swimming pools and spas. A copy of the Certified Pool/Spa Inspector™ Handbook is provided when you register for the course.


For those that are CPOŽ Certified, you may get an additional certification through the National Swimming Pool Foundation by completing the course successfully and paying a registration fee ($30 w/NSPF).


In this course you will learn:

  • The basis for the code requirements and why a violation is a public health hazard
  • How to perform an inspection of the pool and spa area
  • How to evaluate swimming pool operation and maintenance
  • How the circulation system and its components work
  • How to evaluate a facility for Pool & Spa Safety Act compliance
  • The uniqueness in spa inspections
  • About recreational water illnesses
  • Supervision and operator records
  • The uniqueness of aquatic play features
  • Basic swimming pool design standards and their impact on public health. 

    Visit the IEHA Annual Education Conference web page to learn more about other great sessions offered this year.


Travel Awards Available for Food Safety Conference


The International Association of Food Protection (IAFP) is offering a travel award for up to four Public Health Dept. or Dept. of Agriculture employees involved in food safety to attend their conference in July. Learn more!