George Nichols, M.S., PhD.,
University of California, Davis; University of Nevada, Reno

Dr. Nichol served many years as a reserve officer in the Navy's Civil Engineer Corps (Seabees). He went on to become a registered civil engineer and earn his Master's degree at the University of California, Davis and his PhD at the University of Nevada, Reno, in Environmental Engineering. Dr. Nichol is also a Diplomate in the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, in the specialty area of water treatment and wastewater treatment.

Dr. Nichol has worked for 26 years as a civilian environmental engineer in the Sacramento District of the Army Corps of Engineers. He currently works at the State Water Resources Control Board in Sacramento. There, his projects have included working on the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program that regulates wastewater treatment plant discharges, the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) program that requires a reduction in watershed wastes until the water quality criteria in receiving waters are achieved, and the Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) to achieve comparability and quality assurance goals of monitoring data throughout California.