Environmental Protection

Glen Daigger Elected IWA President-elect

The International Water Association (IWA) has elected Glen Daigger, senior vice president and chief technology officer of CH2M Hill, president-elect of the association.

Daigger, who is an expert in wastewater treatment technologies, was elected earlier this month at the IWA Governing Assembly, held in The Hague, Netherlands.

Daigger has been a member of IWA for 36 years and has served most recently as senior vice president and as a member of the Finance and Investment Committee. He will serve as president-elect for a year and will take office for a two-year term as president at the IWA World Water Congress in Montreal in September of 2010.

“IWA is a unique international organization that takes into account the entire water cycle, beginning with rain coming down from the sky to the point where water is returned to the environment, and everything in between," Daigger said. "As an organization of leaders, our mission is to advance the science and practice of water management in a manner that creates more livable urban areas, accelerates the rate at which we are providing drinking water and sanitation to those who do not have them, and enhances the environment.”

Daigger will focus on four initiatives:

  • Continue to build strength, both in participation and financially, to allow the organization to expand its programs
  • Expand the "family" by including a broader range of professionals than ever before and growing the new generation of professionals
  • Reinforce the culture of a “bottom-up” organization in which the outstanding results and betterment of society is produced through the interests and initiative of its members
  • Dare to be great, addressing an increasingly “water constrained” global situation by helping to transform water management policies and practices to see that the needs of all citizens of the planet are met well into the future.

Daigger received his doctorate and master’s degrees in environmental engineering from Purdue University and also received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Purdue. As the author or co-author of more than 100 technical papers, four books, and several technical manuals, he has contributed to advancing practice within the wastewater profession. His nine patents for wastewater treatment have helped establish the nation’s wastewater treatment standards.

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