American Water Resources Association announces new president-elect

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MIDDLEBURG, VA, Sept. 3, 2014 -- During a recent national election, the American Water Resources Association (AWRA), a non-governmental organization dedicated to the advancement of multidisciplinary water resources management and research, announced that Martha Corozzi Narvaez was voted president-elect of the company by members.

AWRA members also chose Lisa Beutler and Wayne S. Wright to sit on the organization's board of directors. Narvaez, Beutler and Wright will assume their new offices on January 1, 2015. At that time, John C. Tracy, current AWRA president-elect, will become AWRA president, and current president C. Mark Dunning will become immediate past-president.

"I am both excited and honored to be elected AWRA’s President-elect," Narvaez replied when asked about her reaction to the election results. "AWRA plays such an important role in the water resources community, and I am honored to part of the leadership of such a dynamic group of people working to advance the science and management as well as increase our knowledge of our water resources."

The following officers and directors will begin their terms of service on January 1, 2015:

  • President -- John C. Tracy, University of Idaho, Boise, ID
  • President-Elect -- Martha Corozzi Narvaez, University of DE
  • Director -- Lisa Beutler, MWH Global, Inc., Sacramento, CA
  • Director -- Wayne S. Wright, GeoEngineers, Inc., Seattle, WA

Continuing their remaining terms as AWRA Board members for 2015 are:

  • Past-President -- C. Mark Dunning, CDM Smith, Fairfax, VA
  • Secretary-Treasurer -- David R. Watt, St. Johns River Water Management District, Palatka, FL
  • Director -- Rafael E. Frias III, Black & Veatch, Sunrise, FL
  • Director -- Noel Gollehon, USDA-NRCS, Beltsville, MD
  • Director -- Brenda O. Bateman, Oregon Water Resources Department, Salem, OR
  • Director -- L. Donald Duke, Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers, FL

See also:

"AWRA recommends national move to integrated water resources management"

"Students awarded AWRA scholarship for water resource management efforts"


About AWRA

Since 1964, American Water Resources Association has been dedicated to the advancement of water resources management, research and education, as well as a balanced approach toward solving water resources challenges. AWRA’s membership is comprised of professionals who share a common interest in working and learning across a wide range of disciplines focused on water resources policy, practice and education. For more information, Visit AWRA.

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