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Appendix C Biographical Sketches for the Pane! on Water System Security Research and NRC Staff Garret P. Westerhoff, Chair, is Senior Vice President and Director, Malcolm Pirnie, Inc. From 1999 to 2002 he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Malcolm Pirnie. He has 45 years of experience in the areas of water resources planning, water and wastewater treatment systems, and consulting for water utilities. Early in his career he pioneered innovative technologies such as high-rate and direct filtration and led the design of the nation's first major installation of granular activated carbon treatment to remove organics from drinking water. He previously was Technical Director for Drinking Water Projects at Malcolm Pirnie and has worked with numerous large municipal clients, including Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the City of New York, on the design and study of water supply, treatment, and distribution facilities. He has focused his recent efforts on improving the performance and efficiency of water utilities. Mr. Westerhoff is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He received his B.S. in civil engineering and his M.S. in sanitary engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Gregory B. Baecher is professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland. Dr. Baecher served on the faculty of the civil engineering department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1976 to 198S, and he served as the CEO and founder of ConSolve Incorporated, Lexington, Massachusetts, from 1988 to 1995. His fields of expertise include risk analysis, water resources engineering, and statistical methods. He serves on the Water Science and Technology Board and the Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment. He also recently served on the NRC committee on Science and Technology for Countering Terrorism: Panel on Energy, Facilities, Cities, and Fixed Infrastructure. Dr. Baecher received his B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of California-Berkeley and his M.S. and his Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Joseph A. Cotruvo is principal of Joseph Cotruvo and Associates, an environmental and public health consulting firm. His work focuses on the area of water quality and safety, 116
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Appendix C 117 technologies for small water systems, risk assessment for environmental contaminants, and point-of-use water treatment technology. He previously was Vice President of Environmental Health Sciences for NSF International and head of the WHO/NSF Collaborating Centre for Drinking Water Safety and Treatment. From 1973 to 1996 he worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and was responsible for the development of the National Drinking Water Quality Standards and Guidelines for organic and inorganic chemicals, microbials, and radionuclides. He also directed the EPA's Health and Environmental Review Division and the Chemical Screening and Risk Assessment Division. Dr. Cotruvo received his B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Toledo and his Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry from Ohio State University. Gunther F. Craun is president of Gunther F. Craun & Associates, Global Consulting for Environmental Health. He has nearly 30 years of experience in assessing the health effects of microbial drinking water contaminants. From 1965 until 1991, he was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service. From 1971 until 1991, he was assigned to the Environmental Prc~tectic~n A~encv's drinking water nrc~ram and research O O , O ~ O and development office. He held positions as coordinator ot environmental epidemiology for the Health Effects Research Laboratory and assistant to the director of the Drinking Water Research Division. He has authored or co-authored several books in the drinking water field, including Microbia1/t Pathogens and Disinfection By-products in Drinking Water: Hea1/tth Effects and Management of Risks, Providing Safe Drinking Water in Sma1/~1/t Systems, and Methods for the Investigation and Prevention of Waterborne Disease Outbreaks. Mr. Craun served on the NRC Committee on Small Water Supply Systems. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering and an M.S. in sanitary engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and an M.P.H. and S.M. in epidemiology from Harvard University. Charles N. Haas is the Betz Professor of Environmental Engineering at Drexel University. He was formerly a professor and acting chair in the Department of Environmental Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology. His areas of research involve microbial and chemical risk assessment, chemical fate and transport, hazardous waste processing and disposal practices, industrial wastewater treatment, and water and wastewater disinfection processes. He is currently conducting research to evaluate the analytical capabilities for monitoring intentional contamination of drinking water. He has co-authored fourteen books or major works on water and wastewater treatment and/or microbial risk assessment. He has served on five NRC committees, including the Committee for Indicators of Waterborne Pathogens and the Committee to Review the New York City Watershed Management Strategy. Dr. Haas received a B.S. in biology and an M.S. in environmental engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Illinois. James B. McDaniel is deputy assistant general manager and director of water quality and operations for Los Angeles DepaWnent of Water and Power (LADWP). He is responsible for the quality and regulatory compliance of drinking water served to 3.S million residents of the city of Los Angeles, and he oversees all treatment and storage facilities for the utility. He has over 20 years of experience in water utility operations and management and is now specifically responsible for strategic planning and water security at LADWP. Mr. McDaniel provided oversight of the preparation of the vulnerability assessment for LADWP and designed the utility's post-9/11 increases in security. He also participated in the development of the Water Sector Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) to facilitate secure information sharing among water
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118 Appendix C and wastewater utilities. Mr. McDaniel received his B.S. in civil engineering from the University of California at Irvine. Charles R. O'Melia is the Abel Wolman Professor of Environmental Engineering in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University. His professional experience includes positions at Hazen & Sawyer Engineers, University of Michigan, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His research interests are in aquatic chemistry, environmental fate and transport, predictive modeling of natural systems, and the theory of water and wastewater treatment. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and past member of the Water Science and Technology Board and the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology. He has served on numerous NRC committees, including the Committee on Research Opportunities and Priorities for EPA, the Committee on Wastewater Management for Coastal Urban Areas, and the Committee on Water-Treatment Chemicals, and he was chair of the Committee to Review the New York City Watershed Management Strategy. He received a B.C.E. from Manhattan College and an M.S.E. and Ph.D. in sanitary engineering from the University of Michigan. David M. Ozonoff is a professor in the Department of Environmental Health in Boston University's School of Public Health. He is also a professor in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences and Community Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. His research centers on epidemiological studies of populations exposed to toxic agents, new approaches to investigate small exposed populations, and the effects of exposure misclassification in environmental epidemiology. He is the editor-in-chief of the online journal Environmental Health and director of the Program on Public Health Preparedness at Boston University. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program, and he served on the NRC Committee on Drinking Water Contaminants. Dr. Ozonoff received his B.S. in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, his M.D. from Cornell University, and his M.P.H. from The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Kerry Kirk Pflugh is manager of the Office of Outreach and Education in the Division of Watershed Management at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Previously, she was chief of the Raritan Bureau in the Division of Watershed Management. From 1987 to 2001 she was a research scientist in the Risk Communication Unit, Division of Science and Research, NJDEP. Ms. Pflugh's area of expertise has been strategic communication planning focusing on citizen participation in environmental management decision making. Her research projects include studies of the perception of risk related to fish consumption advisories in the Latino community, sociodemographic indicators as a response to risk information, and citizen knowledge of remediation techniques for lead in drinking water and radium in groundwater. She holds a B.A. in environmental communication from Cook College-Rutgers University and an M.S. degree in agricultural journalism from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. David A. Reckhow is professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He also serves as the director of the University of Massachusetts Environmental Institute and interim director of the Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center. His research interests include water and wastewater treatment, physical-chemical processes, water chemistry, and water quality modeling, with special emphasis on disinfection byproducts, the use of ozone for water purification,
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Appendix C 119 and new techniques for water quality monitoring. He is a board member of the American Water Works Association Research Foundation. Dr. Reckhow received his B.S. in civil engineering from Tufts University, his M.S. in civil engineering from Stanford University, and his Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of North Carolina. David P. Spath is chief of the Division of Drinking Water and Environmental Management at the California Department of Health Services, where he has worked since 1972. He is currently responsible for overseeing California's Public Water System Regulatory Program, its Medical Waste Regulatory Program, and the state's Nuclear Emergency Response Program. He is chair of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council and also serves on the California Recycled Water Task Force. He is past president of the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators and served on a steering committee for the EPA's environmental technology verification program related to small water systems. Dr. Spath received his B.S. in civil engineering from Tufts University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Cincinnati. Marylynn V. Yates is professor of environmental microbiology in the Department of Environmental Sciences and associate executive vice chancellor at the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Yates conducts research in the area of water and wastewater microbiology. Her current research focuses on contamination of water by human pathogenic microorganisms, especially through use of reclaimed water and biosolids; developing and improving methods to detect microorganisms in environmental samples; persistence of pathogenic microorganisms in the environment; and efficacy of water, wastewater, and biosolids treatment processes to inactivate pathogenic microorganisms. Dr. Yates has also served on the WSTB Committee on Indicators for Waterborne Pathogens and the Committee on Groundwater Recharge. She received a B.S. in nursing from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, an M.S. in chemistry from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from the University of Arizona. CONSULTANT David R. Siburg is General Manager of the Kitsap Public Utility District, in Pouisbo, WA, which owns and operates 54 water systems that serve populations ranging from 18 (6 connections) to 14,000 (4500 connections) people, and provides contract service to 106 other small systems. He provides management guidance nationally and internationally for small water system issues and combined utility functions. He currently serves as chair of the American Water Works Association Small Systems Division. He also served on the NRC Committee on Small Water Supply Systems. Mr. Siburg has a Master of Planning degree from the University of Minnesota. STAFF Stephanie E. Johnson is a project officer with the Water Science and Technology Board. Since joining the NRC in 2002, she has served as study director for three committees, including the Panel to Review the Critical Ecosystem Studies Initiative and the Committee to Review the Desalination and Water Purification Technology Roadmap. She received her B.A. from Vanderbilt University in chemistry and geology, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia on the subject
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120 Appendix C of pesticide transport and microbial bioavailability in soils. Her research interests include contaminant transport, aqueous geochemistry, and hydrogeology. Laura J. Ehlers is a senior staff officer for the Water Science and Technology Board of the National Research Council. Since joining the NRC in 1997, she has served as study director for nine committees, including the Committee to Review the New York City Watershed Management Strategy, the Committee on Riparian Zone Functioning and Strategies for Management, and the Committee on Assessing the TMDL Approach to Water Quality Management. She received her B.S. from the California Institute of Technology, majoring in biology and engineering and applied science. She earned both an M.S.E. and a Ph.D. in environmental engineering at the Johns Hopkins University. Dorothy K. Weir is a project assistant with the Water Science and Technology Board. She received a BS in Biology from Rhodes College in Tennessee. Ms. Weir is involved with the project Water Qua1/tity Improvement for the Pittsburgh Region: A Mode1/t in Systematic Management of Wastewater with Mu1/ttip1/te Po1/titica1/t Jurisdictions. She joined the National Research Council in 2003.
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