Martha Narvaez is the 50th president of the American Water Resources Association.

AWRA president

Narvaez inaugurated as 50th president of American Water Resources Association


9:24 a.m., Dec. 3, 2015--The University of Delaware’s Martha Narvaez was inaugurated as the 50th president of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) at the organization’s annual conference held Nov. 16-19 in Denver, Colorado.

Narvaez accepted the gavel from outgoing president John C. Tracy, who is the director of the University of Idaho Water Resources Research Institute in Boise.

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She will serve her term in 2016, and follows presidents who have come from institutions that include Texas A&M University, Pennsylvania State University, the University of Wisconsin and the University of Illinois.

Narvaez is a policy scientist with the University’s Water Resources Agency in the Institute for Public Administration and School of Public Policy and Administration, and has also served as founding president of the Delaware state chapter of the AWRA and co-founder of the UD student section of the AWRA.

Established in 1964, the AWRA has over 2,100 members and has sponsored 120 symposia over the last 50 years in the U.S. and abroad with over 30,000 attendees. 

AWRA publishes the Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) with an impact factor ranking in the upper third of peer publications. 

The UD Water Resources Agency is one of the 54 National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) supported by the U.S. Department of Interior at land grant universities in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and the island territories of Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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