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W. Cropp at the request of the Mayor
A PROPOSED RESOLUTION IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
To confirm the appointment of Mr. Alexander A. McPhail to the District of
Columbia Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors.
RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this
resolution may be cited as the "District of Columbia Water and Sewer
Authority Board of Directors Alexander A. McPhail Confirmation Resolution
Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the
Mr. Alexander A. McPhail
4524 17th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20011
as a principal member of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer
Authority Board of Directors, established by section 204 of the Water and
Sewer Authority Establishment and Department of Public Works
Reorganization Act of 1996, effective April 18, 1996 (D.C. Law 11-111;
D.C. Official Code § 34-2202.04), completing the unexpired term of Thomas
R. Nides, which will end September 12, 2004. .
Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia shall transmit a copy
of this resolution, upon its adoption, each to the nominee and to the
Office of the Mayor.
Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.
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Alexander A. McPhail
4524 17th St., NW
Washington, DC 20011
Fax - 477-9348
Ph.D., Enivronmental Engineering (Economics minor). Johns Hopkins
University, Baltimore, MD (1991).
M.A., Social Change & Development (Economics minor), Johns Hopkins
B.S., Business Administration (Economics minor), Portland State
University, Portland, OR (1985).
District of Columbia Water & Sewer Authority, Washington, DC. Board
of Directors (Alternate). Chair, Safety & Emergency Planning
Sub-Committee. Member of Operations, Budget, Customer Service and Audit
Committees. July 2000-Present.
The World Bank, Washington, DC. Senior Economist. Over 13 years of
experience in the urban water sector preparing projects, loans and studies
in the cities of the developing world. Areas of expertise include water
sector economics, tariff design, water utility finance, increasing private
sector participation (i.e., management contracts, leases, concessions),
and public awareness and consultation strategies. Extensive experience
with international competitive bidding procurement procedures and
practices. Also familiar with water resource planning at both the regional
and national levels. May 1988-Present.
Coopers & Lybrand, Washington, DC. Financial Analyst, Public
Utilities Practice. Performed cost of service modeling, financial
forecasts, and tariff design for water and wastewater utilities. Prepared
proposals for competitive contract bidding. September 1986-June 1987.
Direct Service Industries, Inc., Portland, OR. Tariff Economist.
Assisted with the conception and execution of rate hearing strategies to
reduce the cost of electricity purchased from federal marketing agencies.
Involved detailed knowledge of utility accounting and operational
characteristics, regulatory frameworks and working in adversarial
proceedings at both state and federal levels. Also worked on
watershed planning, including interactions with NGOs. September
"Why Don't Households Connect to the Piped Water System:
Observations from Tunis, Tunisia", Land Economics, Vol. 70, No. 2,
pp. 189-196. May 1994.
"Overlooked Market for Water Connections in Rabat's
Shantytowns", Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management,
Vol. 119. No. 3, pp. 388-405. May/June 1993.
"The `Five Percent Rule" for Improved Water Service: Can
Households Afford More?", World Development, Vol. 21, No. 6, pp.
963-973. March 1993.
"Giving Respondents Time to Think in Contingent Valuation Studies:
A Developing Country Application", co-authored with Whittington, D.
Smith, et al., Journal of Environmental Economics aril Management, Vol.
22, No. 3, pp. 205-225. May 1992.
"Tunis and Rabat Water Demand Study", Ph.D. Thesis, Whiting
School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. January
"Strategy for Cost Recovery in the Rural Water Sector",
co-authored with Whittington, D., et al., Water Resources Research,
16, No. 9, pp. 1899 1913. September 1990.
"Cost Recovery for Rural Water Delivery in Nigcria",
co-authored with Whittington, D., et al., Working Paper No. 369,
Infrastructure and Urban Department, The World Bank, Washington, DC. March
Resident of the District of Columbia since 1985.
Member of American
Water Works Association.