During its December Annual Meeting, WateReuse Florida approved its 2021 Board of Directors with Toho Water Authority’s Michael Sweeney, Ph.D., serving as President-Elect.

Sweeney currently serves as Director of Innovation and Strategic Direction for Toho. In his role, he focuses on promoting innovation and advancing targeted strategic initiatives inside Toho and the water sector. In the past, he served the City of Indianapolis, the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, and Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District in technical and executive management positions. In addition to utility management, he worked for EMA, Inc. and Woolpert, Inc. as a consultant serving utilities and clients throughout North America in various capacities such as strategic planning, organizational development, executive coaching, and technology planning implementation.

Sweeney earned his Bachelor’s degree in Public Health and Environmental Science from Indiana University and his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Purdue University.

He has served on the WateReuse board since 2018 and is the immediate past president of the Florida Water Environment Association, which is dedicated to water environment protection, the advancement of science and technology, and professional development.

WateReuse Florida is the Florida division of the National WateReuse Association. The mission of the WateReuse Association is to educate the public on the importance of reusing water and to advocate for policy, laws, and funding to increase water reuse in communities across the United States.

For more information about WateReuse Florida, visit www.WaterReuseFlorida.com.