MIDDLEBURG, Va. — The American Water Resources Association (AWRA) announced that Dr. Parker J. Wigington Jr. has been named the new editor-in-chief, effective Jan. 1, 2015, of the Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA), according to a press release.

During Wigington’s 28-year career with EPA’s Office of Research and Development, he led a variety of interdisciplinary research efforts ranging from connectivity within stream and river systems to the effects of acidic deposition on aquatic ecosystems, stated the release.

Currently, Wigington is a research and consulting hydrologist as well as a courtesy faculty member in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University, added the release.

“I am very excited to be the new JAWRA editor-in-chief,” said Wigington. “Because of its multidisciplinary nature, JAWRA plays a distinctive role in communicating technical information on water resources, science and management.”

JAWRA is a scholarly publication focusing on emerging scientific, policy and management issues related to multidisciplinary aspects of water resources, noted the release.

You can find the entire release here.