The Southwest Section AWWA is pleased to announce that our official representative at our 2019 Annual Conference and Exposition will be Dr. Chi Ho Sham.
Dr. Chi Ho Sham is a Vice President and Chief Scientist for Eastern Research Group, Inc. in
Lexington, Massachusetts. Chi Ho has worked on drinking and source water protection, water
quality assessment, watershed management, underground injection control, and natural
resources conservation issues for over three decades. In his current role, he is developing a
“total water solutions” platform that integrates practice areas including wastewater
management, water conservation, water resource planning, drinking water protection, and
water quality restoration. He provides technical leadership and advice on scientific research
and policy development issues, with current projects in source water protection, premise
plumbing, and water quality assessment. He has been an active member of AWWA since
joining in 1990.
Chi Ho volunteers for not only AWWA, but the University of Buffalo College of Arts and
Sciences, Dean’s Advisory Council, the Urban Watershed Research Institute, and the
Conservation Law Foundation as well. He received the Volunteer of the Year Award in 2016,
and now serves as chair of the Technical and Educational Council.
Chi Ho holds a B.A. in geography (with a focus on planning) from the University of Regina in
Saskatchewan, Canada. He received his M.A. and Ph.D., both in geography (with focus on fluvial
geomorphology and hydrology), from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Currently, he
is an adjunct professor at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, teaching a course on
natural resources management. When not at work, Chi Ho enjoys visiting national parks and
spending time with family and friends.