Board Members

Members of the Board are chosen through a careful process of search and selection in an endeavor to assemble a committee of the highest competence; they are chosen on the strength of their professional qualifications. Members are volunteers and serve as individuals, not as representatives of any institution. Appointments are made by the Chairman of the National Research Council. The term of appointment is typically 3 years.

2017 Membership
(Terms expire 12/31 of the year indicated)
Catherine L. Kling, NAS, Chair (2020)
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa

Margaret A. Palmer (2020)
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland

David A. Dzombak, NAE (2019)
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Stephen Polasky, NAS (2018)
University of Minnesota

St. Paul, Minnesota
Wendy D. Graham (2020)
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

David L. Sedlak, NAE (2020)
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California


Arturo A. Keller (2018)
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California

David Wegner (2020)
U.S. House of Representatives (retired)
Water, Energy and Transportation Committee
Mark W. LeChevallier (2020)
American Water Corporation
Voorhees, New Jersey
P. Kay Whitlock (2020)
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.
Rosemont, Illinois
Dinah Louda (2018)
Veolia Institute
Paris, France
James W. Ziglar, Sr. (2018)
Van Ness Feldman
Washington, District of Columbia