Research and Innovation Community
The WEF Research and Innovation Community will support the execution of WEF's programs for academics and other researchers and WEF's efforts to foster collaboration between and to meet the needs of these professionals.
Specifically, the committee will:
- Improve communication between researchers working in academic and other research settings and coordinate input to WEF's efforts to understand and address priorities such as knowledge development and transfer, research funding, and so forth.
- Support and foster the participation of members from the academic and research communities in WEF's critical objective of driving innovation.
- Lead and support efforts to increase the participation of academics and other researchers in WEF programs.
- Provide leadership for and coordination of WEF's research-related conferences, including proposing events and meetings.
Annalisa Onnis-Hayden, 2022-2023
Erika Bailey, 2022-2023
Pusker Regmi, 2022-2023
Senior Manager, Water Science & Engineering Center
Tel: 703-684-2400, ext. 7467
View archived RIC Forum Webcasts and Research and Innovation Community Technical Resources.
Research and Innovation for Strengthening Engagement (RISE)
RISE will continue to support the core value of accelerating the adoption of innovative technology within the water industry, integrating utilities, academics, and consultants in the discussion.
Algae-based Treatment Processes
Chair: Craig Just, University of Iowa - email@example.com
Vice Chair: Ron Patel, Hernando County Utilities Department - firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chair: Embrey Bronstad, Washington State University - email@example.com
Digester Mixing Technologies and Full-scale Applications
Chair: Rob Lantz, Smith Seckman Reid - firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chair: Ana Pena-Tijerina, Plummer - email@example.com
Chair: Craig Just, University of Iowa, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chair: Simon Lobdell, Orange Water and Sewer Authority, email@example.com
Improvements on Pre-digestion Hydrolysis Processes
Chair: Tom Nangle, Brown and Caldwell - firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chair: Rashi Gupta, Carollo - email@example.com
Vice Chair: Xavi Fonoll Almansa, Great Lakes Water Authority - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mainstream Carbon Efficient Nitrogen Removal through PdNA
Chair: Stephanie Klaus, Hampton Roads Sanitation District - SKlaus@hrsd.com
Vice Chair: TBD
Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR)
Chair: Jeff Peeters, Suez - email@example.com
Vice Chair: Yueyun (Bridget) Tse, Black & Veatch - TseY@bv.com
Vice Chair: Per Henrik Nielsen, VandCenter Syd firstname.lastname@example.org
Soft Sensors and Machine Learning Possibilities and Applications
Chair: Aditya Ramamurthy, Kennedy Jenks - email@example.com
Vice Chair: Jennifer Loudon, Intelligent Water Services - firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chair: Fenghua Yang, MWRD Greater Chicago - email@example.com
Chair: Ana Pena-Tijerina, Plummer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chair: Mahmudul Hasan, Baltimore City Department of Public Works - Mahmudul.email@example.com
Vice Chair: Jeff Mosher, Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority - firstname.lastname@example.org