Florida AWWA’s Kim Kunihiro to give guest lecture on Florida Drinking Water Trends

The symposium program committee is pleased to announce that Kim Kunihiro will be a guest speaker at the 2012 WWAC Symposium. Kunihiro is a  Trustee of the Florida Section of the AWWA and the Water Quality & Water Production Supervisor with the Orlando area Orange County Utilities Water Division.  Her guest lecture will be on “Florida Drinking Water Trends and Automation Trends” as part of the symposium’s technical program. See the full program.


Kim Kunihiro holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and an M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering Sciences from University of Florida and has worked in the water sector for more than 30 years.   She is the Water Quality & Water Production Manager for Orange County Utilities, a large Water and Wastewater Utility that serves over 300,000 customers in Orlando, Florida.

Her current responsibilities include management and supervisions of the water production section which operates and maintains 20 water supply and pumping facilities for Orange County Utilities and project management of a variety of analytical and research projects.

In addition, she coordinates the activities of the water quality staff including backflow and cross connection, field sampling and water quality research.  She prepares reports and monitors regulatory compliance for the Water Division.  Her experience includes 24 years of laboratory management, data management and quality control in the public and private sector.  She has specialized expertise in sampling plan development, data evaluation and laboratory design.

She is a trustee on the board of Florida Section American Water Works association and is the past Chair of the Technical and Education Council.  At the national level she is a member and past chair of the Water Quality Laboratory Committee of AWWA as well as a member of the Emerging Issues committee and Distribution Water quality committee.  She serves as a member of the project advisory committee for several drinking water and water reclamation projects at both the Water Research Foundation and Water Environment Federation.