Jon Nania

Biography

Education:
B.S. Geography, University of Iowa, 1995

Professional Experience:
1995-Present United States Geological Survey (USGS) Iowa City, Iowa

Jon is currently the Deputy Director for Operations in the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Central Midwest Water Science Center. He started with the USGS in 1995 as a student employee while attending the University of Iowa. After receiving his degree in geography, Jon became a full-time Hydrologist with the USGS in Iowa City. Jon has worked on many field-related activities including streamflow measurements, streamgaging, water-quality sampling, bathymetric data collection, and surveying. In 2005, Jon became the Surface-Water Specialist for the USGS in Iowa, serving as a technical point-of-contact for surface-water related activities. Jon was named the Data Chief for the USGS in Iowa in 2011, overseeing the USGS streamgaging program in the State. In 2016, Jon became the Deputy Director for Operations for the USGS Illinois-Iowa Water Science Center, then merging with Missouri to form the Central Midwest Water Science Center.