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NEWS RELEASE
March 29, 2010

International Joint Commission appoints a Director to the Great Lakes Regional Office

The International Joint Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Saad Jasim as Director of the Great Lakes Regional Office.

Dr. Jasim was the First CEO of the Walkerton Clean Water Centre and played a major role in establishing the Centre to make it a leader in the drinking water industry for training, education and research.

Prior his work with the Walkerton Clean Water Centre, Dr. Jasim served as Director, Water Quality and Production for the Windsor Utilities Commission.  He proposed, and successfully implemented ozone for drinking water treatment in Windsor, Ontario, making Windsor the first municipality to have water treated with ozone to all residents, and to the residents of two other municipalities.

Dr. Jasim has received awards for his work, including; the 2008 Emerald Award-Ontario Ministry of the Environment, 2004 Engineer of the Year Award-Professional Engineers of Ontario, the 2001 Meritorious Service Award from the American Water Works Association-Ontario Section, and the 1998 Business Professional of the Year, Windsor and District Chamber of Commerce. He has presented and published more than 60 papers on water quality and water treatment processes. 

Dr. Jasim is an Adjunct Research Professor at the University of Western Ontario and Adjunct Professor at the University of Windsor and a member of the Council of the Great Lakes Research Managers, the International Joint Commission. He is also the Vice President, Ontario Water Works Association; Chair, International Ozone Association - PAN American Group; Director of the Board for the International Ozone Association, and member of NSF Joint Committee on Drinking Water Treatment Units-NSF International.  Dr. Jasim is also a member on the AWWA Organic Contaminants Research Committee and the AWWA Plant Operations Research Committee.  Dr. Jasim also is a member of the Board of Editors of Desalination, the international journal on the science and technology of desalting and water purification.

Dr. Jasim received his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Baghdad University, Iraq, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wales, the United Kingdom.  

Contact

Ottawa Bernard Beckhoff (613) 947-1420
Washington Frank Bevacqua (202) 736-9024

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