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APPENDIX A

Water Science and Technology Board Members' Biographical Sketches

HENRY J. V AUX , JR . (Chair) is a professor of resource economics at the University of California, Riverside. He currently serves as Associate Vice President for the Agricultural and Natural Resource Programs for the University of California system. He previously served as Director of the University of California Water Resource Center. His principal research interests are the economics of water use and water quality. Prior to joining the University of California, he worked at the Office of Management and Budget and served on the staff of the National Water Commission. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan.

CAROL A. JOHNSTON (Vice-chair through June 2000) is a senior research associate at the Natural Resources Research Institute of the University of Minnesota, Duluth. Her research in landscape ecology, geographic information systems, and the biogeochemistry of wetlands and watersheds has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, Sea Grant, NASA, and other organizations. Her professional experience includes positions at Cornell University, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and the Environmental Protection Agency. She received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in soil science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

RICHARD G. LUTHY (Vice-chair) is the Silas H. Palmer Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. He received his B.S. in chemical engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Luthy was previously on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University and former head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His area of teaching and research is physicochemical processes and water quality. His research includes interdisciplinary approaches to understand phase partitioning and availability of organic contaminants and the application to water quality engineering and environmental quality criteria. He has served on several NRC committees on hazardous materials. Dr. Luthy is a member of the



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Page 55 APPENDIX A Water Science and Technology Board Members' Biographical Sketches HENRY J. V AUX , JR . (Chair) is a professor of resource economics at the University of California, Riverside. He currently serves as Associate Vice President for the Agricultural and Natural Resource Programs for the University of California system. He previously served as Director of the University of California Water Resource Center. His principal research interests are the economics of water use and water quality. Prior to joining the University of California, he worked at the Office of Management and Budget and served on the staff of the National Water Commission. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. CAROL A. JOHNSTON (Vice-chair through June 2000) is a senior research associate at the Natural Resources Research Institute of the University of Minnesota, Duluth. Her research in landscape ecology, geographic information systems, and the biogeochemistry of wetlands and watersheds has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, Sea Grant, NASA, and other organizations. Her professional experience includes positions at Cornell University, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and the Environmental Protection Agency. She received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in soil science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. RICHARD G. LUTHY (Vice-chair) is the Silas H. Palmer Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. He received his B.S. in chemical engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Luthy was previously on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University and former head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His area of teaching and research is physicochemical processes and water quality. His research includes interdisciplinary approaches to understand phase partitioning and availability of organic contaminants and the application to water quality engineering and environmental quality criteria. He has served on several NRC committees on hazardous materials. Dr. Luthy is a member of the

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Page 56 National Academy of Engineering. RICHELLE M. ALLEN -KING is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geology at Washington State University. She received a B.A. in chemistry from the University of California, San Diego and a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences (hydrogeology) from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Her research focuses on organic pollutants in the hydrologic cycle. She has particular expertise in studying the biogeochemical processes affecting pollutant fate and transport in groundwater. She is currently a member of the Committee on the Bioavailability of Contaminants in Soils and Sediments, and the Science Advisory Board for the Washington State Department of Ecology's Toxic Cleanup Program. GREGORY B. BAECHER is professor and chair of the civil engineering program at the University of Maryland. Prior to joining the faculty at Maryland in 1995, Dr. Baecher served on the faculty of civil engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1976 to 1988, and 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. Dr. Baecher received a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of California-Berkeley and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. JOHN S. BOYER (member through June 2000) received an A.B. in biology from Swarthmore College, an M.S. in plant physiology from the University of Wisconsin; and a Ph.D. in plant physiology from Duke University. His research interests are metabolic mechanisms of losses in plant growth under dehydrating or saline conditions. His research explores photosynthesis, cell enlargement, and reproduction beginning at the level of the whole plant but using methods in biophysics, biochemistry, and molecular biology. Experimental material includes agronomic species and marine plants in an effort to extend findings to practical applications. Since 1987, Dr. Boyer has been the DuPont Professor of Marine Biochemistry/ Biophysics, College of Marine Studies, University of Delaware. Dr. Boyer is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. JOHN BRISCOE received his B.Sc. in civil engineering from the University of Cape Town. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Harvard University. He has been with the World Bank since 1986, where he was a senior economist in the Brazil Department, then chief of the Water and Sanitation Division. He is currently the Bank's senior water advisor, with oversight responsibility for the World Bank's work on water resources management, hydropower, irrigation, and water and

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Page 57 sanitation. Previously, he was associate professor at the School of Public Health with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he did research on water supply and water resources management. He previously worked in the water management offices of the governments of South Africa and Mozambique and as a research scientist at the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research in Bangladesh. EFI FOUFOULA -GEORGIOU is a professor of civil engineering and the director of the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on understanding and modeling the complex spatio-temporal organization and interactions of hydrologic processes, including precipitation and landforms. Dr. Foufoula-Georgiou obtained her diploma in civil engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and her Ph.D. degree in environmental engineering from the University of Florida. She has chaired and served on many national and international committees and government advisory panels and has served on the editorial boards of several journals. She is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union. DENISE FORT (member through June 2000) is a member of the faculty of the University of New Mexico's School of Law. She has been a member of the New Mexico Bar since 1976. Professor Fort has extensive experience in environmental and natural resources law and policy. She served as chair of the Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission, a Presidential commission that prepared a report on western water policy concerns. In earlier positions, she served as director of New Mexico's Environmental Improvement Division, as a staff representative to the National Governors Association, as an environmental attorney, and in other capacities concerned with environmental and natural resource matters. She received her B.A. from St. John's College (Annapolis and Santa Fe, New Mexico) and her J.D. from the Catholic University of America's School of Law. STEVEN P. GLOSS is a professor of zoology and physiology and a member of the faculty in the Institute and School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming. Dr. Gloss is the former director of the Wyoming Water Resources Center and the Spatial Data and Visualization Center at the University of Wyoming. He served two terms as president of the National Institute for Water Resources. His research interests include water resource policy and management, water quality, fisheries science and limnology, aquatic ecology and toxicology, general ecology, and adaptive management. Dr. Gloss received his Ph.D. in biology from the University of New Mexico working on an interdisciplinary NSF-RANN project focusing on the Colorado Plateau. Dr. Gloss was a member of the Committee on

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Page 58 Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research and chairs the Committee on Missouri River Ecosystem Science. WILLIAM A. JURY is a professor of soil physics and chair of the Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences at the University of California-Riverside. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Jury's principal research interests are the measurement and modeling of organic and inorganic chemical movement and reactions in field soils; development and testing of organic chemical screening models; spatial variability of soil physical and chemical properties; and assessing volatilization losses of organic compounds. Dr. Jury is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. GARY S. LOGSDON is director of water treatment research for Black & Veatch. Previously, he served for more than 25 years with the U.S. Public Health Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In his current position, he directs design of pilot drinking water treatment plant testing programs and works with water utilities to optimize their operations. He has a wide range of experience in water treatment technology development; he has conducted research on water filtration for removal of Giardia cysts, bacteria, and turbidity, and on the modification of water quality for corrosion control. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil and sanitary engineering from the University of Missouri at Columbia and a D.Sc. from Washington University. DIANE M. MC KNIGHT is a professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering and a fellow of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado. She received a B.S. in mechanical engineering, an M.S. in civil engineering, and a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. McKnight was a research scientist at the USGS Water Resources Division. She studies biogeochemical processes, aquatic ecology, and reactive solute transport in streams and lakes in the Rocky Mountains and in polar desert areas of Antarctica. Dr. McKnight is the acting president of the Biogeosciences section of AGU. Currently, she is a member on USGCRP and IPCC committees on climate change and water resources. Her major research interest is in limnology and biogeochemical processes in natural waters. GEN . JOHN W. MORRIS (Lt. Gen. U.S. Army Ret.) is president, J.W. Morris Ltd., and professor of construction management at the University of Maryland. He was formerly an engineer advisor to Zork, Rissetto, Weaver & Rosen, and Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Gen. Morris also served as Executive Director for International Operations for

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Page 59Royal Volker Stevin N.V. and Chair/CEO of the Planning Research Corp Engineer Group. He earned a B.S. in civil engineering from the U.S. Military Academy and an M.S. from the University of Iowa. General Morris is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. PHILIP A. PALMER is a recently retired senior environmental fellow in the DuPont Chemicals Core Resources Section of the Corporate Remediation Group. He has over 15 years of experience in the field of remediation technology development. Mr. Palmer oversaw development and pilot testing of new technologies on DuPont sites and assessment of the company's remediation technology needs. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in chemical engineering from Cornell University and an M.S. in environmental engineering from Drexel University. REBECCA T. PARKIN received her A.B. in sociology from Cornell University and her M.P.H. in environmental health and her Ph.D. in epidemiology from Yale University. She is an associate research professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health in the School of Public Health and Health Services at The George Washington University. She is also president of Beccam where she provides epidemiologic reviews, analyses of testimony and exhibits, and programmatic assistance for government, academia, and the private sector. Previously Dr. Parkin was director of Scientific, Professional and Section Affairs at the American Public Health Association and the assistant commissioner of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Health at the New Jersey Department of Health. Dr. Parkin's areas of expertise include environmental epidemiology, public health policy, and risk assessment and communication. RUTHERFORD H. PLATT is a professor of geography and planning law at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He received his Ph.D. in geography from the University of Chicago and also holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. He served as assistant director and staff attorney for the Open Lands Project, Inc., Chicago, and is a member of the Illinois bar. He has served on several NRC committees, including the Committee to Review the New York City Watershed Management Strategy, the Committee on Flood Insurance Studies, the Committee on Water Resources Research Review, the Committee on a Levee Policy for the National Flood Insurance Program, and the Committee on Managing Coastal Erosion. He chaired the NRC Committees on Options to Preserve the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and the Flood Control Alternatives in the American River Basin. JOAN B. ROSE is a professor in the Marine Science Department at the University of South Florida. Her research interests include methods for detection of pathogens in wastewater and the environment, water treatment

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Page 60for removal of pathogens, wastewater reuse, and occurrence of viruses and parasites in wastewater sludge. She received a B.S. in microbiology from the University of Arizona and her M.S. in microbiology from the University of Wyoming. Dr. Rose received her Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Arizona. JERALD L. SCHNOOR is a University of Iowa Foundation Distinguished Professor of Environmental Engineering and co-directs the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in environmental health engineering from the University of Texas. His research interests are in mathematical modeling of water quality, aquatic chemistry, and impact of carbon emissions on global change. He has research projects in aquatic-effects modeling of acid precipitation, global change and biogeochemistry, groundwater and hazardous wastes, and exposure risk assessment modeling. He is the editor of four books and the author of Environmental Modeling. Dr. Schnoor is also the associate editor of Environmental Science & Technology. R. RHODES TRUSSELL is the lead drinking water technologist and director for corporate development at Montgomery Watson, Inc. Dr. Trussell received his B.S. in civil engineering and his M.S. and Ph.D. in sanitary engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. ERIC F. WOOD (member through June 2000) is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University, where he has taught since 1976. He received his Sc.D. in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research areas include hydroclimatology with an emphasis on land-atmospheric interaction, hydrological remote sensing, modeling the terrestrial water and energy budgets over a range of scales and hydrologic impact of climate change. He is a past member of the NRC's Water Science and Technology Board, a member of the NRC's Board of Atmospheric Science and Climate (BASC), the Committee on Hydrological Sciences, and BASC's Climate Research Committee. LAURA J. EHLERS is a senior staff officer for the Water Science and Technology Board. Since joining the NRC in 1997, she has served as study director for seven 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 Bioavailability of Contaminants in Soils and Sediment. She received her B.S. from the California Institute of Technology in biology and engineering and applied science. She earned both an M.S.E. and a Ph.D. in environ-

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Page 61 mental engineering at Johns Hopkins University. ELLEN A. DE GUZMAN is a senior project assistant at the National Research Council's Water Science and Technology Board. She received her B.A. degree from the University of the Philippines. She is the associate editor of the WSTB newsletter and has worked on a number of studies including Risk Analysis and Uncertainty in Flood Damage Reduction Studies, Watershed Management for Potable Water Supply, Issues in Potable Reuse, Valuing Ground Water, New Directions in Water Resources Planning for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Improving American River Flood Frequency Analyses.

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