American Water's Dr. Mark LeChevallier Appointed to National Academies of Science Water Science & Technology Board
VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation's largest publicly traded water and
wastewater utility company, today announced Vice President and Chief
Science Advisor Dr. Mark LeChevallier has been appointed to the Water
Science and Technology Board of the National Academies of Sciences,
Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies).
The Water Science and Technology Board was established in the National
Academies to provide a focal point for studies related to water
resources accomplished under the aegis of the National Academy of
Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. The board's objective
is to improve the scientific and technological basis for resolving
important questions and issues associated with the efficient management
and use of water resources.
Dr. LeChevallier has worked for American Water for more than 30 years
and in his current role is engaged in research and development,
innovation, and environmental compliance and stewardship programs. He
has authored or coauthored over 100 research papers, most in
peer-reviewed journals and several of his papers have received awards
from the American Water Works Association for outstanding contributions
to the science of water treatment. Dr. LeChevallier is also the author
of the Dr. Water blog, which can be found at drwater.amwater.com.
Members of the Board are chosen through a careful process of search and
selection in an endeavor to assemble a committee of the highest
competence; they are chosen on the strength of their professional
qualifications. Appointments are made by the Chairman of the National
Research Council. The term of appointment is typically 3 years.
In carrying out its responsibilities and to serve the national interest,
the board responds to requests for evaluations and advice concerning
specific and generic issues in water resources, influences action by
initiating studies of issues that merit consideration by public agencies
and others, identifies issues and topics of research related to water
resources, and cooperates with other units of the National Academies and
groups with mutual interests outside the National Academies.
The board's scope covers all dimensions of water resources, including
science, engineering, economics, policy, educational issues, and social
With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and
most geographically diverse U.S. publicly-traded water and wastewater
utility company. The company employs more than 6,800 dedicated
professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water,
wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people
in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by
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