Independent Advisory Panel

Advisory PanelThe Advanced Water Purification Program has an Independent Advisory Panel (IAP) that advises the program team to ensure an unbiased and thorough examination of the proposed water purification efforts. This panel of independent experts helps ensure that all important program components are thoroughly reviewed and analyzed.

Below is a list of the IAP members and their titles as experts in the fields of water and wastewater technology, public health, epidemiology, toxicology, water quality, economics and environmental science. View full IAP member biographies.

James Crook, Ph.D, P.E. - Panel Chair
Environmental Engineering Consultant (Boston, MA)

Amy Childress, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of the Environmental Engineering Program, University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Jason S. Dadakis, P.G, C.HG
Director of Health and Regulatory Affairs, Orange County Water District (Fountain Valley, CA)

Daniel Gerrity, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)

Richard Gersberg, Ph.D.
Professor and Head, Division of Occupational and Environmental Health, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)

Channah M. Rock, Ph.D.
Water Quality Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)