Ms. Mel Bromberg is sole proprietor of her own consulting /development assistance business called WaterSHED International, LLC. Its purpose is to provide global development assistance in water, sanitation and hygiene education programs through the use of “good” public health and environmental health science applications and education.
Bromberg holds Master’s degrees from the University of Cincinnati and the Ohio State University in public and environmental health science and in community planning. Her research emphases have included drinking water quality and quantity issues, use of health education in water projects to support global water development and sustainability efforts. Bromberg most recently (2002-2007) has served as National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Program Coordinator for the Science Education Partnership Award Program (SEPA) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Marine and Freshwater Biomedical Sciences Center. Prior to that she served as a United States Department of Agriculture Extension Specialist for seven years at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in water and health. She has taught in both pre-college and college classrooms as well as appeared on local and national public affairs and television news shows concerning water, sanitation and hygiene and published over 30 academic articles, monographs and classroom materials in journals, trade publications and for educational resource use.
In 2006, Bromberg was a Midwest delegate to the Fourth World Water Forum in Mexico City, Mexico. In 2009, Bromberg traveled to Nigeria to help provide 21 schools, their teachers and secondary school students with curriculum and materials for water, sanitation and hygiene as part of a Rotary International 3-H Foundation grant she co-authored and developed. This will be in tandem with the installation of school based water resources and infrastructure in Nigeria.
Bromberg is also a member of the American Water Works Association, the Wisconsin Water Association, the Wisconsin Public Health Association, the National Association of Professional Women and serves as a board member for International Relations to her local League of Women Voters chapter and as a member to the Millennium Development Goals Committee of the United Nations Association.