Joseph A. Cotruvo, Ph.D.

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

Joe Cotruvo is President of Joseph Cotruvo & Associates, an environmental and public health consulting firm, and is active in the World Health Organization (WHO)/NSF International Collaborating Centre for Drinking Water Safety and Treatment. Previously, he served as Director of the Criteria and Standards Division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Drinking Water, where he developed the Drinking Water Health Advisory System and National Drinking Water-Quality Standards and Guidelines. He was also Director of the EPA’s Risk Assessment Division and a former Vice President at NSF International. At present, Cotruvo is a member of WHO Drinking Water Guidelines development committees and a manager of WHO’s Desalination Guidance project. He is also engaged in studies on antiterrorism and water supplies through the American Water Works Association Research Foundation and in studies of presystemic metabolism of bromate. In addition, he is active in water reuse applications. Recently, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, where he chairs the committee dealing with water quality and other aspects. Cotruvo received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Toledo and a Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry from Ohio State University, and also post doctoral studies.

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