Welcome to the Research Committee Web Site

The purpose of the committee is to enhance and promote the development and dissemination of research among drinking water professionals in the Pacific Northwest.  This effort includes promoting traditional research avenues, including universities and large research organizations, such the Water Research Foundation (WRF).  In addition, the committee supports and encourages vital research conducted by water professionals working in utility settings.  There are more than a dozen active Research Committees at the section level throughout the United States.  Our committee also engages with the national AWWA Joint Section Research Committee to learn and leverage what is going on in other sections. We also work closely with the Water Research Foundation.
Our goal is to have a direct impact on PNWS-AWWA members by providing valuable training to its members, and to engage with national AWWA committees, and we have a lot of fun while doing it!

The Research Committee officers have been in place since the May 2016 meeting at Annual Conference in Bellevue, WA. The current officers are as follows: Chair Alex Mofidi, Vice Chair (both Damon Roth and Sophia Hobet), and Secretary (Anna Vosa). Our sincere thanks to out-going chair Lynn Williams-Stevens for her many years of service and work with the Committee. Lynn now serves as the Research Committee Board Contact.

Our next change in committee officer positions will be at the May 2018 meeting at the PNWS Annual Conference in Tacoma, WA.
 Chair Vice Chair Vice Chair Secretary Board Contact
 Alex Mofidi Damon Roth Sophia Hobet Anna Vosa Lynn Williams-Stevens
 Confluence Engineering Cornwell Engineering City of Hillsboro      Confluence Engineering Brown & Caldwell






Here is a memory of past Chairs that have been awesome leaders!
  • Chris McMeen, Tacoma Water (2008-2010)

  • David Peters, Portland Water Bureau (2010-2012)

  • Sam Perry, Washington Department of Health (2012-2014)

  • Lynn-Williams Stevens, Brown & Caldwell (2014-2016)

For contact information for these and Research Committee members, please visit the 'Membership' page in the left sidebar column.