DENVER — The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has announced that renowned water expert and author Michael J. McGuire, PhD, PE, has been named interim editor in chief for the Journal — American Water Works Association, effective June 1, according to a press release.

“Michael McGuire is one of the most respected names in the water community, and AWWA is proud to have his technical and literary expertise at the helm of Journal AWWA,” said AWWA Chief Executive Officer David LaFrance.

Journal AWWA, published continuously since 1914, continued the release, is AWWA’s flagship publication and is a highly valued benefit of membership in AWWA. 

The Journal includes both professional and scholarly content, publishing both peer-reviewed and nonpeer-reviewed articles, noted the release.

“Dr. McGuire’s scholarly contributions as a volunteer in the association over the past 44 years, his broad experience in the water profession and his considerable skills as an author and editor make him an ideal candidate for this appointment,” said AWWA Director of Publishing Liz Haigh.