Microbial Insights, Inc. is proud to announce that its president and CEO, Dora Taggart, is the winner of the 2022 National Ground Water Association Technology Award. This is an amazing honor that's only awarded to one person each year, and it was presented during Groundwater Week (Dec. 6-8, 2022) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The environmental community is inspired to see the impact Dora has had on the industry over the past 22 years, and this is an honor well deserved.

"The technology award is presented to a person who has made a major contribution to the groundwater industry in the development of ideas, tools, and equipment; techniques of well construction; exemplary service to coworkers throughout the industry in sharing these developments; and/or performing service for the protection of the groundwater resource and the consuming public," according to NGWA.

Here are a few quotes from environmental leaders that were part of the nomination package:

  • "Over the course of multiple decades, Ms. Taggart has led the technical development, commercialization, and widespread application and adoption of specialized molecular biological and related tools that have greatly aided in the assessment and remediation of our most problematic and widespread groundwater contaminants. As a result, her positive impact on groundwater microbiology, the remediation industry, and the groundwater community is unparalleled, making her an outstanding candidate for the 2022 NGWA Technology Award." -Dr. Craig Divine, Arcadis, U.S., Inc.
  • "Dora Taggart has done more than anyone else in the world to make molecular biological tools essential to the evaluation of contaminated sites and monitoring of remedial activities." -Dr. John Wilson, Scissortail Environmental Solutions, LLC.
  • "Her name, and the company she leads (Microbial Insights), is synonymous with providing the critical tools needed by practitioners to clean up contaminated groundwater." -Dr. David L. Freedman, Clemson University.

For over three decades, Microbial Insights, Inc. (MI) has been a leading biotechnology laboratory, offering microbial diagnostic solutions through innovative Molecular Biological Tools (MBTs). MI's analyses provide comprehensive identification and accurate quantification of microbial communities. In addition, the highly skilled scientists provide 100% unbiased analysis, unparalleled expertise, and actionable data and interpretation that help consultants and engineers make the most informed management decisions that impact the performance of their business and protection of our most important natural resource, groundwater. Throughout the company's history, MI has been dedicated to the development of analyses and advanced sampling tools to facilitate intelligent site design and management decisions in the environmental remediation industry.