I am very pleased to announce the appointment of David E. J. Garman, a specialist in water resources and pollution control, as the founding dean of the School of Freshwater Sciences. His appointment becomes effective on September 1, 2011.
David Garman comes to UWM from the Environmental Biotechnology Cooperative Research Centre (EBCRC) in Eveleigh, New South Wales, Australia, where he has been executive director since 1996. The EBCRC brings together the multidisciplinary skills of researchers, engineers and industry participants to discover novel technologies for environmental and other applications. He has directed the arm of EBCRC that focuses on creating technologies based on biological systems that reduce or use waste to benefit commercial operations and the environment. He has extensive management, technical and policy experience in resource development and resource management in all aspects of pollution management. He has worked in academia, public service and in private industry prior to joining the EBCRC.
David brings a truly global perspective on freshwater science that bridges the public and private sectors. His experience in developing and applying water technology solutions throughout the world is uniquely suited to advancing the School of Freshwater Sciences’ goal of being in the forefront of water research globally.
I thank Mark Harris, who has served so ably as Acting Dean during the School's critical first phase of planning and operations, and the Search and Screen Committee, which was chaired by Nancy Frank.
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