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Xavier Swamikannu

engineer , state official

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.

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.

Interests

  • Other 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