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Five Water Leaders Appointed to Board of Directors

Date: July 17, 2017

The WateReuse Association announces the appointment of five new water industry leaders to the Board of Directors to help lead the organization in advancing laws, regulations, funding and public acceptance for water recycling.

  • With his extensive experience in government affairs, Jon Freedman, Vice President of Global Partnerships & Government Affairs for General Electric’s global water business unit, will increase the influence and impact of the association’s federal advocacy effort.
  • As CEO of one of the preeminent engineering firms specializing in water, B Narayanan of Carollo Engineers brings a wealth of business acumen, experience and expertise to the organization.
  • Named a 2017 Northern Virginian of the Year, Karan Pallansch is CEO of Alexandria Renew Enterprises in Virginia, one of the most advanced resource recovery public utilities in the United States.
  • Paul Steinbrecher is Director of Permitting and Regulatory Conformance for JEA, the largest community-owned utility company in Florida.
  • Norma Camacho, Interim CEO of the Santa Clara Valley Water District in California, will serve the remainder of the term for Jim Fiedler, who recently retired from his position at the water agency.

More than 30 talented, highly regarded water industry leaders were nominated to the Board of Directors, resulting in a large pool of qualified candidates and a very competitive selection process.

“WateReuse had an overwhelming response to the call for nominations,” said WateReuse President Guy Carpenter of Carollo Engineers. “We were very intentional about selecting and appointing new directors who represent the diversity and geography of water reuse across the country, and who have the ability to help us implement the five-year legislative action agenda we created last year.”

The tremendous interest in serving on the WateReuse Board of Directors demonstrates the value the water industry places on water recycling and the need to create safe, reliable and locally controlled water supplies for communities large and small.

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