American Water to participate in SDWA's 40th-Anniversary Experts Forum
American Water has announced that Walter Lynch, president and COO of Regulated Operations, and Mark LeChevallier, director of Innovation and Environmental Stewardship, will participate in panel discussions during the Safe Drinking Water Act's 40th Anniversary Expert Forum.
VOORHEES, NJ, Dec. 4, 2014 -- American Water, the nation's largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, has announced that Walter Lynch, president and COO of Regulated Operations, and Dr. Mark LeChevallier, director of Innovation and Environmental Stewardship, will participate in panel discussions during the Safe Drinking Water Act's (SDWA) 40th Anniversary Expert Forum on Dec. 9, 2014, in Washington, D.C. The forum is geared toward leading drinking water experts that have dedicated their careers to protecting public health through safe drinking water.
As president of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), Lynch will join other board chairs and presidents of several industry associations to discuss "Where We've Come From and Challenges for the Future." During the panel, he will offer his perspective on the critical roles of infrastructure investment and public-private partnerships (PPP) in ensuring clean, safe, reliable, and affordable water services. In October, Lynch was appointed president of NAWC for a one-year term and has served as a board member since 2008.
LeChevallier is joining with other leaders in a session titled "Potential Solutions: Technologies, Clear Policies and Effective Programs Will Be Part of the Toolbox of Solutions" to discuss the impact of climate change, the energy-water nexus and water reuse." These three issues illustrate how challenges to the Safe Drinking Water Act have evolved over the past 40 years," said LeChevallier.
LeChevallier has participated in the development of drinking water regulations by serving on many committees, councils, workgroups, and review panels at the local and national level. He has also been dedicated to advancing the science of water through participation in national research foundations, including conducting approximately $4.1 million of research on the topic of water reuse and planning.
2014 marks the 40th anniversary of SDWA (see "Safe Drinking Water Act celebrates 40th anniversary"). The Act was passed to protect public health by regulating the nation's public drinking water supply. Safe drinking water is essential for healthy communities and is central to virtually every aspect of our local and national economies.
About American Water
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 6,600 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in more than 40 states and parts of Canada. More information can be found at www.amwater.com.