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Charlotte Smith

Member of the faculty at UC Berkeley. President of Charlotte Smith and Associates, Inc (USA)
Charlotte Smith holds a BS in Microbiology from the University of Michigan, an MA in Community Health from the City University of New York, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of California at Berkeley.  
Dr. Smith is currently a member of the faculty at UC Berkeley where she teaches "Introduction to Environmental Health Sciences and Drinking Water and Health", "Drinking Water and Health", "Honors Thesis Research Methods Seminar" and "Mapping the Human Right to Water".  
Her research interests is the microbial ecology of waterborne pathogens and the access to safe water as a human right .  
Dr. Smith has over 30 years experience solving drinking water quality problems:  Before establishing Charlotte Smith & Associates, Inc. in 1994, Dr. Smith was employed by the New York City DEP-Drinking Water Quality Division, and then General Waterworks Corporation (the American subsidiary of Suez Environment), which at that time owned and operated 35 water utilities in 15 states.  
She was Director of Water Quality for GWC responsible for regulatory compliance for all 35 water companies.  Dr. Smith was a member of a committee of the National Academy of Sciences that assessed the risk of post-treatment (distribution system) water contamination.  
She has several water industry awards including the "2001 Golden Spigot Award" and over 50 publications and presentations.  Dr. Smith holds the 2016 Zak Sabry Distinguished Mentorship Award from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health.