Dr. Melosi is an environmental historian whose research and writing have focused on urban sanitary infrastructure, including the services for drinking water, wastewater and solid waste. He is a professor at the University of Houston, where he has taught since 1984. Previously, from 1975 through 1984, he taught at Texas A&M University. He has written widely (The Sanitary City, Energy Metropolis, Effluent America, and Coping with Abundance), edited professional journals and books, including the Environmental History Series at Texas A&M Press, worked as an expert witness in litigation, and served his colleagues as President and officer with the American Society for Environmental History.
Interview InformationFebruary 28, 2008
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