Matt Bond is the 2012-2013 Immediate Past President of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), an international organization of water quality professionals headquartered in Alexandria, Va.
Matt is director of planning and asset management and wastewater practice leader with Black & Veatch, a global engineering, consulting, and construction company where he is also an associate vice president in the Dallas office. Matt has specialized expertise in advanced wastewater treatment, nutrient removal, biosolids management, wet weather management, and infrastructure asset management.
Matt spent nearly three years working for Johnson County (Kansas) Wastewater. As Deputy Chief Engineer, he was responsible for all existing infrastructure capital improvements projects and coordinated the development of the overall annual CIP program for the wastewater system that serves approximately 500,000 customers. He also helped lead a major strategic planning and asset management project for the utility.
A WEF member since 1985, Matt has held multiple leadership and committee roles within WEF. He led the staff and Board committee that prepared the 2011-2012 strategic direction, and he served on the Steering Group for the Committee Leadership Council. For the Government Affairs committee, he was a lead chapter author of the 2009 Technical Submission to EPA on Removal of Nutrients with Currently Available Secondary Treatment Technology. He previously chaired the organization’s Long-Range Planning Committee and was a member of WEF’s House of Delegates from 2001-2004.
Matt served on the Board of the Kansas Water Environment Association (KWEA), including President (2006-2007) and WEF Delegate (2001-2004), and received the Arthur Sidney Bedell award for extraordinary service to KWEA.
Matt is a registered professional engineer in several states, and a certified Class IV wastewater treatment plant operator in Kansas. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri where he was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni in 2012.