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Nutrient Control Actions for Improving Water Quality in the Mississippi River Basin and Northern Gulf of Mexico Appendix C Committee Biographical Information DAVID H. MOREAU, Chairman, is a professor in the Departments of City and Regional Planning and Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Moreau teaches water resources planning and regional environmental planning. His research interests include analysis, planning, financing, and evaluation of water resource and related environmental programs. He is engaged in water resources planning at the local, state, and national levels. He has chaired or served on several NRC committees, most recently as a member of the Committee on New Orleans Regional Hurricane Protection Projects. Dr. Moreau serves as chairman of the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission, the state’s regulatory commission for water quality, air quality, and water allocation. Dr. Moreau received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Mississippi State University and North Carolina State University, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree from Harvard University. ROBIN K. CRAIG is a professor of law at the Florida State University College of Law. Prior to that she was a professor at Indiana University School of Law and an associate professor of law at Western New England College of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts. She was a judicial clerk to Judge Robert E. Jones, U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon from 1996-1998, and was also a law clerk at the Oregon Department of Justice in the Natural Resources Section. She was a visiting professor of law at Lewis & Clark School of Law during the 1998-1999 academic year, and a summer professor of law in June 2002, teaching a seminar on the Clean Water Act. Dr. Craig has authored two books, The Clean Water Act and the Constitution (ELI, 2004) and an environmental law textbook, Environmental Law in Context (West, 2005). She has also written numerous law articles on environmental law, ocean and coastal law, and law and science, as well as the “Oceans and Estuaries” chapter of Stumbling Toward Sustainability (ELI, 2002). She is a former member of the NRC committee that reviewed the effectiveness of the Clean Water Act in protecting and restoring water quality in the Mississippi River. Dr. Craig received her B.A. degree from Pomona College, her M.A. degree from Johns Hopkins University, her Ph.D. degree from the University of California, and her J.D. degree from Lewis & Clark School of Law.
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Nutrient Control Actions for Improving Water Quality in the Mississippi River Basin and Northern Gulf of Mexico MISGANAW DEMISSIE is a principal scientist and director of the Center for Watershed Science at the Illinois State Water Survey in Champaign, Illinois. His research at the Water Survey has focused on watershed science with emphasis on erosion and sedimentation and watershed hydrology. He has published more than one hundred journal articles, reports and conference proceedings. Dr. Demissie is recipient of several awards including The Frank Bellrose Illinois River Conservation Award from the Nature Conservancy for outstanding service and contribution towards the restoration of the Illinois River. Dr. Demissie is a registered Professional Engineer in Illinois. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a Diplomate of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers, the American Geophysical Union, the International Water Resources Association, and the International Association of Hydrological Sciences. Dr. Demissie received his B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of Iowa, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Illinois. OTTO C. DOERING III is a professor in the department of agricultural economics at Purdue University. He is a public policy specialist and has served the U.S. Department of Agriculture working on the 1977 and 1990 Farm Bills. In 1997, he was the Principal Advisor to USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service for implementing the 1996 Farm Bill. In 1999, he was team leader for the economic analysis of the White House’s National Hypoxia Assessment looking at the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. He has been a Director of the American Agricultural Economics Association and Chairman of the National Public Policy Education Committee. He has twice received the AAEA’s Distinguished Policy Contribution Award as well as its Extension Economics Teaching Award. His recent publications include a book on the 1996 Farm Bill and a book on the effects of climate change and variability on agricultural production systems. His recent publications focus on economic linkages to nitrogen over-enrichment, the rationale for U. S. agricultural policy, and integrating biomass energy into existing energy systems. He is a former member of the NRC committee that reviewed the effectiveness of the Clean Water Act in protecting and restoring water quality in the Mississippi River. Dr. Doering received his M.S. degree in economics from the London School of Economics and his Ph.D. degree from Cornell University. DAVID A. DZOMBAK is the Walter J. Blenko, Sr. professor of environmental engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He teaches and conducts research in the fields of water and soil quality engineering and science. His research focuses on physical-chemical processes governing contaminant fate, transport, and treatment in the subsurface environment, in surface waters and sediments, and in industrial wastes. Dr. Dzombak has published numerous articles in environmental engineering and science journals, book chapters, articles for the popular press, and a book on modeling adsorption of inorganic chemicals on
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Nutrient Control Actions for Improving Water Quality in the Mississippi River Basin and Northern Gulf of Mexico mineral particles. He is faculty director of Carnegie Mellon’s Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, a Diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, and a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He served as the chairman of the previous NRC Committee that reviewed the effectiveness of the Clean Water Act in protecting and restoring water quality in the Mississippi River. Dr. Dzombak received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and his Ph.D. degree in civil engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. PAUL L. FREEDMAN is the founder and president of LimnoTech, a national water science and engineering firm. His research and consulting have focused primarily on water quality including modeling; lake and watershed management; stream restoration; contaminated sediments and groundwater, wet weather issues including stormwater CSO and SSO, TMDL, permitting, sustainability, and many other environmental issues. Mr. Freedman has worked on hundreds of projects in over three dozen states for clients including federal agencies, municipalities and industries. He is the current vice president of the Water Environment Federation. Throughout his career, he has served in multiple committees and task force on various issues involving environmental regulations and legislation. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in several states and a Board Certified Environmental Engineer of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. He received his B.S. degree in engineering and his M.S. degree in water resources-civil Engineering from the University of Michigan. G. TRACY MEHAN III is a principal with the Cadmus Group in Arlington, VA. He previously served as Assistant Administrator for Water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 2001-2003; Director of the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes and a member of the governor's cabinet from 1993-2001; and as Associate Deputy Administrator of EPA in 1992. Prior to that, he served as director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. At EPA, he was a leader on ambient water quality monitoring, the watershed approach, and strategies for dealing with aging infrastructure. Mr. Mehan is the recipient of the 2004 Environment Award from the Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies and the 2003 Elizabeth Jester Fellows Environmental Partnership Award from the Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators. He also served as a member of the NRC committee that reviewed the effectiveness of the Clean Water Act in protecting and restoring water quality in the Mississippi River. Mr. Mehan received his B.S. degree in history from St. Louis University and his J.D. degree from St. Louis University.
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Nutrient Control Actions for Improving Water Quality in the Mississippi River Basin and Northern Gulf of Mexico NANCY N. RABALAIS is a professor at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium. Dr. Rabalais' research interests include the dynamics of hypoxic environments, interactions of large rivers with the coastal ocean, estuarine and coastal eutrophication, benthic ecology, and environmental effects of habitat alterations and contaminants. Dr. Rabalais is an AAAS Fellow, an Aldo Leopold Leadership Program Fellow, a Past President of the Estuarine Research Federation, a National Associate of the National Academies of Science, a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of LOICZ/IGBP, is a past chair of the Ocean Studies Board, and served as a member of the previous NRC committee that reviewed the effectiveness of the Clean Water Act in protecting and restoring water quality of the Mississippi River. She received the 2002 Bostwick H. Ketchum Award for coastal research from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and was the Ian Morris Scholar in Residence at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies. Her work on the causes and consequences of Gulf hypoxia has garnered several citations—the Blasker award (shared with R.E. Turner) and a NOAA Environmental Hero, Clean Water Act Hero, and Gulf Guardian award. She received her B.S and M.S. degrees in biology from Texas A&I University, Kingsville and her Ph.D. degree in zoology from the University of Texas at Austin. THOMAS W. SIMPSON is the Coordinator, Chesapeake Bay Agricultural Programs, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland. From 1980 to 1992, he was professor of soil-environmental quality at Virginia Tech, focusing on organic waste management and agricultural water quality issues. Dr Simpson’s early research efforts focused on beneficial use of organic waste, composting and agricultural impacts on water quality. In the last decade, his work has focused on Best Management Practice efficiencies for agricultural sources of nutrient pollution and opportunities for innovation agricultural conservation programs, practices and policies. Since 1992, Dr. Simpson has coordinated science activities regarding nonpoint sources of pollution and the Chesapeake Bay. He currently chairs the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Nutrient Subcommittee, which oversees nutrient and sediment reduction efforts from all sources throughout the watershed. Dr. Simpson also leads the Mid-Atlantic Water Quality Program, a ten university research and outreach effort, and is a member of the USDA-land grant National Committee on Shared Leadership for Water Quality. He received his B.S. degree in soil science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, also in soil science, from Pennsylvania State University. ROGER WOLF directs the environmental programs at the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) in Urbandale, Iowa. At the ISA heleads the creation, development, and oversight of environmental projects designed to advance environmental performance at farm and watershed scale, while maintaining or improving agronomic and economic performance. Mr. Wolf has led the
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Nutrient Control Actions for Improving Water Quality in the Mississippi River Basin and Northern Gulf of Mexico development of the Certified Environmental Management Systems for Agriculture (CEMSA) program, a voluntary program that provides farmers with metrics for monitoring, measuring, and validating a farm’s environmental performance. He is also currently the executive director of Agriculture’s Clean Water Alliance, a non-profit organization for agribusiness retailers in Des Moines, IA, and director-at-large for the Iowa Environmental Council. Prior to his post with ISA he worked with stakeholders in developing plans for Iowa watersheds (1994-2000) and was an environmental specialist at the Iowa Division of Soil Conservation (1989-1994). He has served on a number of local, state, and national task forces, coalitions, and boards on topics ranging from agricultural sustainability to water quality improvement. He received his B.S. degree in geography from the University of Iowa. NRC Staff JEFFREY JACOBS is a scholar with the NRC Water Science and Technology Board. Dr. Jacobs’ research interests include policy and organizational arrangements for water resources management and the use of scientific information in water resources decision making. He has studied these issues extensively both in the United States and in mainland Southeast Asia. Prior to joining the NRC he was a faculty member at the National University of Singapore and at Texas A&M University. Since joining the NRC in 1997, Dr. Jacobs has served as the study director for over twenty NRC reports. He received his B.S. degree from Texas A&M University, his M.A. degree from the University of California, Riverside, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Colorado. ELLEN A. DE GUZMAN is a research associate at the NRC’s Water Science and Technology Board. She received her B.A. degree from the University of the Philippines and an M.A. in international development from American University. She has worked with a number of studies including Stormwater Management in the United States, Drinking Water Distribution Systems, and Hydrologic Effects of a Changing Forest Landscape.
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