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Xavier Swamikannu

Xavier Swamikannu, Malaysian environmental engineer, state official. Achievements include development of water quality design standards for Calif; development of Southern California storm water monitoring; development of Santa Monica Bay restoration policy; development of storm water pollution control. Named Distinguished scholar, University California, 1993.

Background

  • Swamikannu, Xavier was born on August 1, 1958 in Penang, Malaysia. Son of Swamikannu Savarimuthu and Rosary Swamikannu.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science & Engineering, University California, Los Angeles, 1994.

    Career

    • Environmental engineer California Environmental Protection Agency - Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles, 1989—1999, chief, coastal storm water program, 1999—2003, special assistant, storm water pollution control, 2003—2004, chief storm water permitting, since 2005. Technology advisory on storm water pollution United States Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water, Washington, since 1989. Expert panelist National Water Research Institute, Pomona, California, 1997—1997.

      Member committee NAS/National Research Council, since 2006.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include development of water quality design standards for Calif. Development of Southern California storm water monitoring. Development of Santa Monica Bay restoration policy.

      Development of storm water pollution control.

    Membership

    Lector St. Anastasia Catholic Church, Los Angeles, 1999—2004. Member of American Society of Civil Engineers, Water Environment Federation, International Water Association, American Water Works Association.

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel.

    Connections

    • Married Laveeza Bhatti, April 21, 1959. 1 child Romin Swamikannu Savri.
    • father: Swamikannu Savarimuthu
    • mother: Rosary Swamikannu
    • spouse: Laveeza Bhatti
    • child: Romin Swamikannu Savri Swamikannu
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    Born August 1, 1958
    (age 58)
    • 1994
      University California
    • 1989 - 1999
      Environmental engineer, California Environmental Protection Agency - Water Quality Control Board
    • 1999 - 2003
      Environmental engineer, California Environmental Protection Agency - Water Quality Control Board
    • 2005
      Environmental engineer, California Environmental Protection Agency - Water Quality Control Board

    Award