LONDON, UK — Maney Publishing and the International Desalination Association (IDA) are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Isabel C. Escobar as the new editor-in-chief of the IDA Journal of Desalination and Water Reuse and will succeed Dr. Jim Birkett, who steps down this year after a long and dedicated service to the journal, according to a press release.

She will work alongside Dr. Birkett before assuming full duties from the first issue of 2014, noted the release.

Dr. Escobar is based at the University of Toledo, where she is a professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering and assistant dean for Research Development and Outreach for the College of Engineering.

She holds a Ph.D, M.S. and BSc. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Central Florida.

“IDA is delighted to welcome Dr. Escobar to head up editorial content for the IDA Journal. We are committed to the highest quality content for this flagship publication, and we are confident that her tremendous technical perspective of the industry will enhance the depth and breadth of our offering,” says Patricia A. Burke, IDA secretary general.

Read the entire press release here.