Richardson appointed to USA EPA SAB Environmental Engineering Committee
Ruth Richardson, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been invited to augment the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Environmental Engineering Committee (EEC) for a three-year term. Richardson is one of 14 people who serve on this particular board, which is comprised of individuals nominated by the public and then approved by the SAB Staff Office Director.
The SAB EEC is a Federal Advisory Committee that provides independent scientific and technical advice to the EPA administrator on risk management technologies to control and prevent pollution. Richardson was nominated to serve based on her expertise in wastewater treatment systems. Currently she serves on the Steering Committee for the New York State Water Resources Institute; for the last decade she has been involved with the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network as both a member of the Board of Directors and the Issues Committee. In these roles, she advises on the water resources implications of hydraulic fracturing, invasive species, septic tanks, and climate change.
“Joining the SAB-EEC an exciting opportunity,” says Richardson, “because it’s always been a dream of mine to advise at the national scale, and this is my first chance to do it.”