John E. Dyksen, Vice President for Capital Investment Planning and Engineering for United Water, was recently appointed to a three year term on the Water Research Foundation (WRF) Board of Directors, located in Denver, CO. Dyksen is one of three representatives of the National Association of Water Companies on the Foundation Board, formerly known as American Water Works Association Research Foundation.
Dyksen has more than 35 years experience in utility management, engineering, and operations and in environmental consulting. His professional experience includes all aspects of water system operations – supply, treatment and distribution for over 120 water systems throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe. Dyksen is a professional engineer and a licensed water system operator.
Dyksen holds a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology. In addition Dyksen is both a licensed engineer and water supply operator in New Jersey and a member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA).
He is past chair of the NJ section of AWWA and a past member of the AWWA Board of Directors, and the AWWA Water Quality Division. Dyksen has received a number of awards including, AWWA George Warren Fuller Award, AWWA Honorary Member Award, Best AWWA Journal Paper, and NJAWWA Technology Transfer Award.
About United Water
United Water is one of the nation’s leading water and wastewater services providers to over 7 million people in 26 states through the dedication of its 2,600 employees. In addition to owning and operating 20 regulated utilities, United Water operates 240 municipal systems through public-private partnerships and contract agreements, including three of the nation's largest water and wastewater contracts: Indianapolis, IN, Gary, IN and Jersey City, NJ. The company’s affiliate, Utility Service Company, provides water tank asset management services to over 2,000 municipal and industrial clients under long term contracts. Founded in 1869, United Water is a subsidiary of the SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT.
About Suez Environnement
Natural resources are not infinite. Each day, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT and its subsidiaries deal with the challenge to protect resources by providing innovative solutions to industries and to millions of people. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT supplies drinking water to 76 million people, provides wastewater treatment services for 44 million people and collects the waste produced by 60 million people. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT has 65,400 employees and is present on five continents. It is a world leader exclusively dedicated to water supply and waste removal services. In 2008, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, a subsidiary in which GDF SUEZ has a 35% stake, achieved sales turnover of €12.4 billion ($17.6 billion USD). To find out more visit