February 3, 2021

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Rob Annear Appointed to National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Consensus Committee

Robert Annear, Ph.D., P.E. (Oregon) has been appointed to an ad hoc consensus committee by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Rob Annear is a Senior Principal Water Resources Engineer based in Oregon with more than 20 years of experience focused on the development and calibration of hydrodynamic and water quality models for local, state and federal agencies, law firms, and clients in the mining, paper, aviation, hydropower, and water supply sectors.

Rob will serve as a member of the ad hoc consensus committee, and he will focus on water quality in lakes and numerical modeling. Prior to his appointment, Rob received a recommendation from Mike Kavanaugh. His past involvement with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine includes contributing to projects for the National Cooperative Highway Research Program.

The ad hoc consensus committee appointed by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will assess whether Coeur d’Alene Lake is at near-term risk of going anoxic and releasing toxic metals back into the water column. This will involve reviewing historical and recent water quality data, and any available modeling efforts, stemming from the 2009 Lake Management Plan and other available information, with the goal of determining what will be the future water quality conditions in the lake.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provide independent, objective advice to inform policy with evidence, spark progress and innovation, and confront challenging issues for the benefit of society.

More Information

About the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: https://www.nationalacademies.org/our-work/the-future-of-water-quality-in-coeur-dalene-lake
About the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: https://www.nationalacademies.org/home
For consultation regarding water quality, contact Rob Annear at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Learn more about Rob: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/robert-annear