Kartik Chandran, WEF and Water Sector Leader, Appointed to Stockholm Water Prize Nominating Committee

May 26, 2012

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Kartik Chandran is a member of the Water Environment Federation Board of Trustees and new member of the Stockholm Water Prize Nominating Committee. Photo courtesy of Oscar Einzig Photography.

Kartik Chandran is a member of the Water Environment Federation Board of Trustees and new member of the Stockholm Water Prize Nominating Committee. Photo courtesy of Oscar Einzig Photography.

Kartik Chandran, a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Board of Trustees and a leader in the water sector, has been appointed to the Stockholm Water Prize Nominating Committee for a 3-year term. The prize is a prestigious international award for extraordinary achievements in saving the world’s water resources.

“Dr. Chandran is a respected scientist, researcher, and academician and will be an excellent addition to the committee,” said WEF Executive Director Jeff Eger.

Chandran will work with fellow committee members to review award nominees and choose the top three candidates for the award. The Stockholm Water Foundation board then appoints the laureate for the year.

Chandran’s appointment to the committee was recommended by the Stockholm International Water Institute board and approved by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (Stockholm).

A WEF member since 1999, Chandran has held many WEF leadership and committee roles, including vice chairman of the Program Committee’s research subcommittee, chairman of Leading Edge Research Symposium sessions for several WEFTEC events, and a member of the Research and Technical Practice Committee.

Chandran, an associate professor at Columbia University (New York) and director of the university’s Biomolecular Environmental Sciences program, actively leads others and conducts cutting-edge research. In addition to receiving a doctorate in environmental engineering from the University of Connecticut (Storrs), holding various research positions, and being an active member of other associations, he is a published author, reviewer, research supervisor, presenter, lecturer, and inventor.

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