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Tracy Mehan to Coordinate Source Water Protection Efforts for Water Utilities

The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities has announced that Tracy Mehan, a principal with The Cadmus Group, Inc., has been retained to coordinate the Endowment’s source water protection efforts.  In this position, Mehan will focus on working with the water utility industry and individual utilities to help advance watershed protection in a systemic, transformative, and sustainable way.  This is consistent with the Endowment’s approach to protecting, restoring, and improving the management of working forests to ensure clean, abundant supplies of drinking water.

Mehan’s position is being co-funded by the Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation and the American Water Works Association (AWWA).  Mehan’s activities will be guided, in part, by the recommendations presented in the Source Water Protection Vision and Roadmap, published by the Water Research Foundation in 2012.

As you may recall, Tracy Mehan was Assistant Administrator for Water at EPA from 2001-2003. In that capacity, he directed both the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act programs and developed new policies and guidances on watershed-based permitting and water quality trading.  Mehan also served as director of the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes and as director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

For more information about this effort, contact Peter Stangel of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, at Peter@usendowment.org or 404-915-2763.  For more information about The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, visit the web site at:  www.usendowment.org.