LeChevallier takes WRF research chair from January

Dr Mark LeChevallier of American Water has been appointed chair of the Research Advisory Committee of the WateReuse Research Foundation from 1 January 2011.

LeChevallier has been with American Water for 25 years and currently serves as director of innovation and environmental stewardship. In this role, he directs the research, environmental management and environmental compliance programs for more than 1,000 operating centers, which include environmental audits, development of a national cross connection control program, and implementation of environmental stewardship and greenhouse gas-control programs.

Currently chair of the Peer Review Editorial Board for the Journal of the American Water Works Association, and chair of the AWWA Total Coliform Rule Technical Action Workgroup, LeChevallier was a member of the Distribution System Committee for the National Academy of Science, National Research Council, and is the past-chair of the AWWA Water Science and Research Division, past-chair of Division Q of the American Society for Microbiology, past member of the Applied and Environmental Microbiology editorial board, and past chair of the Unsolicited Proposal Review Committee for the Water Research Foundation.

He has served several terms as a member and subgroup chair of the AWWA Research Foundation Research Advisory Committee and is currently a member of the Strategic Initiative group that is directing a $5 million, 5-year program on distribution system research.

LeChevallier is a member of the American Water Works Association, the American Society for Microbiology, the World Health Organization drinking water revision committee, the International UV Association, and the International Water Quality Association.