FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. — The National Water Research Institute (NWRI) Clarke Prize Lecture, delivered by 2013 Clarke Prize recipient R. Rhodes Trussell, Ph.D., P.E., offered insights on addressing the increasing presence of trace organic chemicals in drinking water supplies, according to a press release.

Trussell is a prominent engineer in the global water industry, the release noted, who specializes in helping utilities manage complex water supply projects involving the use of advanced treatment technologies for applications such as desalination and groundwater replenishment. 

He was chosen to receive the 2013 NWRI Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize, consisting of a medallion and $50,000 award, for excellence in water research because of his use of fundamental science and current research findings to solve water quality problems and improve water treatment plant and technology design, the release reported.

“Dr. Trussell is an outstanding choice for the Clarke Prize,” said Jeff Mosher, executive director of NWRI. “He is recognized worldwide as an authority in methods and criteria for water quality and in the development of advanced processes for treating water or wastewater to achieve the highest standards. But that only covers a small part of his contributions to the water industry. I am deeply impressed with his knowledge, his broad grasp of the issues and his ability to communicate this understanding to others.”

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