SEGH has been a welcoming society for early career researchers (ECRs) over the years, providing a supportive and encouraging atmosphere at conferences. However, a formal structure was required to continue to engage and support ECRs as they become established in their careers. In addition, retention and recognition of experienced scientists and practitioners were required for past and ongoing contributions to the long-standing success of SEGH since the initial formation in the early 1970s. The Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health (SEGH) was first established in the USA to provide a forum for experts to work together in understanding the interaction between the geochemical environment and the health of plants, animals and humans. Wixson and Davies (2019) recently provided an account of the society’s formation.
We offer this account of current initiatives and future aspirations to enhance the value that this society can offer to the SEGH community and beyond.
- United Nations Strategic Development Goals