The American Water Works Association (AWWA) today announced Lyndon (Lynn) Stovall as the association's new president for the 2002-2003 term. Stovall received the AWWA presidential gavel last night from outgoing president Ron Schwarzwalder at the association's 121st annual conference and exposition banquet in New Orleans.
"The water community has experienced a lot of challenges and change since the events of 9/11," said Stovall, who also holds the position of General Manager of the Greenville Water System in Greenville, SC. "Coupled with a severe drought affecting much of the nation, as well as an important long-range initiative to shore up our infrastructure systems, we are looking at a very busy, high-profile year for the industry. Our member participation is crucial now more than ever. I look forward to working with AWWA's volunteers, members, sections and staff as we work together to ensure safe drinking water worldwide."
A professional engineer, Stovall has been appointed to three South Carolina advisory committees; two on Safe Drinking Water Act implementation, and one as an AWWA representative for the South Carolina Environmental Training Center. He is also a member with the Water Environment Federation and the South Carolina Water Environment Association.
Established in 1881, AWWA is the oldest and largest nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to safe drinking water in North America. AWWA has over 56,000 members worldwide and its 4,500 utility members serve 80 percent of America's population.