Joseph A. Cotruvo, Ph.D., BCES

Joseph Cotruvo & Associates, LLC (Washington, D.C.)

Joe Cotruvo is president of Joseph Cotruvo & Associates, an environmental and public health consulting firm in Washington, D.C. He is active in the World Health Organization (WHO)/National Science Foundation (NSF) International Collaborating Centre for Drinking Water Safety and Treatment, and a Research Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences at the University of Toledo. Previously, Cotruvo served as director of the Criteria and Standards Division of the EPA’s Office of Drinking Water, where his organization developed the Drinking Water Health Advisory System and numerous national drinking water quality standards and guidelines. He was also director of the EPA’s Risk Assessment Division and a former vice president for Environmental Health Sciences at NSF International. Cotruvo is a member of WHO Drinking Water Guidelines development committees, and he led the publication of the monograph Desalination Technology: Health and Environmental Impacts. He also led studies on bromate metabolism through the American Water Works Association Research Foundation and recycled water contaminants for the WateReuse Foundation. Cotruvo was chairman of the Water Quality and Water Services Committee of the Board of Directors of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority. He is chair of the WateReuse Association National Regulatory Committee. Cotruvo received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Toledo and a Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry from Ohio State University.

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