About Us

Back L-R: Bob Vincent, Bruce Bernard, Heather Murphy, Steve Hubbs; Middle: Barbara Soule, Linda Golodner; Front: Ralph Morris, Joan Rose, Chris Wiant

History: The Water Quality & Health Council served as an independent, multidisciplinary group of scientific experts, health professionals, and consumer advocates that advised the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Chlorine Chemistry Division, and provided thought leadership on water quality and health topics for the public, from 1991 through 2020. Although it no longer publishes new articles or resources, the valuable information it has published remains available on this website.

Mission:   To promote science based practices and policies to enhance water quality and health by advising industry, health professionals, policy makers and the public.

Function:  The Water Quality & Health Council assisted in the interpretation of scientific information related to the various applications of chlorine disinfection. It provided peer-review for ACC’s Chlorine Chemistry Division’s documents, and advised the industry on its research priorities.  In addition, members of the Water Quality & Health Council provided public health officials, the media, and the general public with a greater understanding of issues pertaining to safe drinking water, wastewater, recreational waters, infection control, and food safety. 

Views expressed by members of the Water Quality & Health Council are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of ACC.

Water Quality & Health Council Members

Chair: Chris J. Wiant, M.P.H., Ph.D. (biography)
Denver, Colorado

Vice-chair: Linda F. Golodner (biography)
National Consumers League
Washington, D.C.

Bruce K. Bernard, Ph.D. (biography)
SRA International
Washington, D.C.

Stephen A. Hubbs, P.E. (biography)
WaterAdvice Associates
Louisville, Kentucky

Ralph Morris, M.D., M.P.H. (biography)
Greater Northwest Emergency Medical Services and University of North Dakota
Bemidji, Minnesota

Joan B. Rose, Ph.D. (biography)
Water Research, Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

Barbara M. Soule, RN, MPA, CIC, FSHEA, FACIC (biography)
Infection Prevention and Control Professional
Olympia, Washington

Bob (Robert) G. Vincent, MPA (biography)
Environmental Administrator, Florida Department of Health
Tallahassee, Florida

Heather Murphy, Ph.D., P. Eng. (biography)
Associate Professor, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph,
Adjunct Research Associate Professor, College of Public Health, Temple
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania