CORVALLIS, Ore. - Rich Meganck, an Oregon State University faculty member specializing in international water resources, has been appointed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to a three-year term on the United States National Commission to UNESCO.

UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, which is a specialty agency within the U.N. that has several areas of focus, including oceans, the environment, and water.

Meganck has been the international program leader of OSU's Institute for Water and Watersheds. He most recently was on assignment with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management, which is affiliated with UNESCO.

He also spent six years as rector and professor of the United Nations Institute for Water Education in The Netherlands.

Meganck, who received his Ph.D. from OSU in 1974, has been on dozens of economic development missions and natural resources projects during his career, which has taken him to more than 100 countries around the world.

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