The Water Environment Federation
Va.) Fellows Recognition Program recognizes distinguished accomplishments and
contributions of individuals who have made an impact in the global water
environment in a variety of disciplines. The WEF Board of Trustees has approved
the following individuals as the 2013 group of WEF Fellows.
of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University (New York)
Calif., office of CDM Smith (Cambridge, Mass.)
Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems (Atlanta)
L. Ford & Associates (Austin, Texas)
Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Calif., office of Geosyntec Consultants (Boca Raton, Fla.)
Lue-Hing and Associates Inc.(Burr Ridge, Ill.)
Smith (Cambridge, Mass.)
Environmental Protection Agency Northeast District Office (Copley, Ohio)
Center for Environmental Biotechnology Biodesign Institute at Arizona State
City, Mo., office of CH2M Hill (Englewood, Colo.)
Va., office of Brown and Caldwell (Walnut Creek, Calif.)
G. Schwartz Jr. (retired)
Louis office of Sverdrup/Jacobs Civil Inc. (Pasadena, Calif.)
Palos Verdes, Calif., office of MWH Global (Broomfield, Colo.)
Click here to download a PDF of the 2013 WEF Fellows
(Tel Aviv, Israel), a global provider of water network management software
solutions to utilities and industries, signed a memorandum of understanding
with Morris Allen & Associates (MAA; Tallahassee, Fla.), a provider
of value-driven information technology and security consulting services. The
agreement will leverage MAA’s information technology consulting and security
practice with the WaterWall and BlueBox systems to provide U.S. water utilities
with top security capabilities. Both teams are working to develop the scope of
these offerings and mapping their existing pipelines.
Stevens Institute of
(Hoboken, N.J.), a private research university globally
recognized as an academic authority on coastal, oceanographic, and maritime
engineering, formed a strategic partnership with Langan Engineering &
Environmental Services (Elmwood Park, N.J.), a provider of civil, geotechnical,
and environmental consulting services specializing in waterfront communities
and port cities, to provide expertise related to flood mapping and deliver
engineering solutions to help protect coastlines and urban areas threatened by
has hired Kenyon Huntas public utilities department manager.
Hunt has 24 years of consulting experience in water, wastewater, and
environmental engineering projects with dozens of municipal, industrial, and
government clients throughout the U.S.
Layne Christensen Co.
(Mission Woods, Kan.), a global water management, construction, and drilling
company, entered a partnership with Water For People (Denver), a global
nonprofit organization dedicated to developing sustainable and reliable
drinking water resources and sanitation facilities for communities in Africa,
Asia, and Central and South America. As part of the partnership, Layne
Christensen will provide technical expertise to help Water For People establish
best practices, as well as promote involvement among its employees.
(Canonsburg, Pa.), a provider of water purification technology and services for
the industrial and infrastructure markets, has acquired Fluid Recovery
Services (Creekside, Pa.), which operates a network of central, satellite,
and mobile facilities that deliver a menu of environmentally compliant,
economically viable water management services. The acquisition will expand the
network from three to five central water management facilities located in
Franklin, Josephine, Creekside, Rouseville, and Tioga, Pa., establishing an
“end-to-end” network for producers in the Marcellus and Utica Shale region.
Badger Meter Inc.
(Milwaukee) was recognized with The Business Journal’s Eureka Award in
the Manufacturing category for its new product development in water and
joined CDM Smith (Cambridge, Mass.) as a senior technical specialist in
water utility management. He has more than 35 years of experience in drinking
water supply, treatment, and distribution systems. Before joining the company,
he worked with James M. Montgomery Consulting Engineers Inc. ( Broomfield,
Colo.) and as an engineer for the City of Durham, N.C. He is based in the
Newport News, Va., office.
has joined Jacobs
Associates (San Francisco) as a senior associate in the Boston office.
Castro-Krawiec is a structural engineer with 29 years of experience in
structural design production, engineering services, and project management. Her
work has encompassed the design and construction of buildings, aboveground
structures, and underground structures for transportation, environmental,
civil, industrial, institutional, and high-technology facilities throughout the
U.S. and internationally.
(Ann Arbor, Mich.),
a global independent public health organization that tests, certifies, and
writes standards for products for the water, food, health sciences, and
consumer goods industries, has opened an office in Abu Dhabi to better meet the
growing demand for testing, certification, auditing, consulting and training
services in the Middle East and North Africa.
a division of McCarthy Building Cos. Inc. (St. Louis), a domestic
general contractor, has hired Tracy Kimnach as project director within
the Infrastructure Services team. Kimnach will lead construction of one of the
largest ozone treatment facilities servicing a 2.9-million-m3/d
(770-mgd) water treatment facility in Wylie, Texas. Kimnach will focus on
various internal and external project teams to ensure a successful, fully
integrated approach throughout all phases of the project.
Severn Trent Services
(Fort Washington, Pa.) has transferred its ClorTec
hypochlorite generation product line to Severn Trent De Nora LLC (Sugar
Land, Texas), a joint venture of Severn Trent Services and Industrie De Nora
(Milan). Through the transfer of the ClorTec product line, Severn Trent De Nora
now is able to offer a broader portfolio of electrochlorination products across
a variety of markets and customer applications.
(Selinsgrove, Pa.), an employee-owned, value-added distributor to the people
and companies building the U.S. Middle Atlantic region’s water infrastructure,
was recognized by the Maryland Rural Water Association (Woodbine) as Associate
Member of the Year for its support and service to the association and the water
industry in Maryland.
(Voorhees, N.J.) was named the top-ranked “healthiest employer” in the Philadelphia
Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers awards. This award recognizes the
company’s health and wellness program, Healthy Solutions, which includes access
to a dedicated website where employees and their families can participate in a
free, confidential health assessment, as well as get tools and tips about
health, fitness, stress management, and weight management.
Brown and Caldwell
(Walnut Creek, Calif.), a nationwide environmental engineering company,
promoted five senior management members.
senior vice president, was promoted to director of client services. He will be
responsible for companywide sales and growth strategies.
vice president, was promoted to director of technical services, with
responsibility for advancing technical services and solutions. She has managed
programs and projects across a range of water-related issues nationwide during
the past 25 years, including ecosystem restoration, water quality assessments,
watershed planning and management, water supply planning, sustainability, and
stakeholder consensus building.
promoted to senior vice president and business unit managerfor the
California region. His technical background encompasses planning, design, and
construction of civil engineering projects during the last 16 years.
was promoted to senior vice president and the new role of enterprise risk
manager. He has 31 years of experience in the design, construction, and
remediation of solid and hazardous waste management facilities, nvestigation
and remediation of industrial facilities, and groundwater and wastewater
vice president, was promoted to lead the newly combined Utility Performance,
Operations and Maintenance, and Information Technology Group. He joined Brown
and Caldwell after completing 28 years with the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer
District, where he was executive director for 9 years. He managed and
supervised a 900-person staff with an annual operating budget of $161.9
The San Francisco
Public Utilities Commission selected Emilio Cruz as its assistant
general manager of infrastructure for the retail and wholesale water agency,
which also manages the city’s sewer system and provides hydroelectric power to
public facilities. Cruz is overseeing all water, power, and sewer capital
programs and projects, including the Water System Improvement Program, which
extends from California’s Central Valley to downtown San Francisco, and the
Sewer System Improvement Program within the city.
global supplier of flow measurement technologies and fire suppression systems,
has opened its headquarters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The company will be
under the direction of Nanda Kumar, an experienced executive
specializing in the sales and marketing of oil and gas products in the region.
has joined theCentral
Region Operations unit of RJN Group (Wheaton, Ill.) as project engineer.
He will focus on design, flow monitoring, and sewer system evaluation survey
work on projects for the City of Elmhurst, Village of Wilmette, Village of
Bartlett, City of West Chicago, and City of Batavia, all in Illinois. Before
joining the company, he was a project engineer for 10 years at Rempe–Sharpe
& Associates (Geneva, Ill.). His experience includes design and
rehabilitation projects covering water wells, water storage, water
distribution, pumping stations, sanitary lift stations, and sanitary sewers.
World Water Works Inc.
(Oklahoma City), a
designer and manufacturer of wastewater treatment solutions, and Hampton
Roads (Va.) Sanitation District received the American Association of
Environmental Engineers and Scientists (Annapolis, Md.) Honor Award for
Environmental Sustainability for implementing the first DEMON
sidestream deammonification system in
North America. The process previously had been used only in Europe. The York
River Treatment Plant proved a perfect candidate for the system, because its
sequential batch reactors and equalization tanks could be retrofitted easily
for the process.
H2O Innovation Inc.
(Québec City), a
provider of water treatment solutions for municipal and industrial markets,
opened a new office in Burlington, Ontario. The company is expanding its
operations as part of its strategic growth to maintain coast-to-coast business
coverage across Canada and serve clients in the central and midwestern U.S.
(Port Orange, Fla.),
a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of portable, diesel-driven pumps, named Bobby
Thompson Branch Manager of the Year. Thompson is manager of the Panama
City, Fla., location and recently was promoted to manager of the territory
extending from Mobile, Ala., to Tallahassee, Fla., which includes southwestern
Georgia and portions of southern Alabama.
Environmental Science Associates
(ESA; Los Angeles),
an environmental science and planning consulting firm, announced that it has
merged with Vigil–Agrimis (Portland, Ore.), a professional design firm
specializing in water and natural resource management. The merger supports
ESA’s strategy to deepen technical services through added expertise in
ecosystem restoration, landscape architecture, and water resources engineering.
and Paul Agrimis were named
vice presidents and will lead strategic business integration and expansion of environmental
hydrology in the Pacific Northwest. Together, they have more than 40 years of
experience in river, wetland, and coastal restoration.
(Alexandria, Va.), a provider of
professional consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture,
interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences,
project management, and project economics for infrastructure and facilities
projects, has acquired the assets of Roth Hill LLC. (Bellevue, Wash.), a
30-person civil engineering firm. Roth Hill holds an extensive project
portfolio, designing systems for collection, distribution, and/or treatment of
water and wastewater, servicing cities and utility districts throughout the
Puget Sound region. Stantec has three offices across the Pacific Northwest,
including locations in Portland, Ore., and two offices in Redmond and Seattle,
Wash. As a part of the company’s water practice, Roth Hill will join a team of
more than 1000 practitioners.
has joined Microvi
Biotechnologies (Hayward, Calif.), a biotechnology company that discovers,
develops, manufactures, and commercializes innovative biocatalytic technologies
in the water, energy, and chemical industries. Simon will be chairman of the
board of directors. Prior to joining the company, Simon was the CEO of Zenon
Environmental (Vista, Calif.).
(Los Angeles), a consulting engineering
firm, has formed a partnership with TaKaDu (Yehud, Israel), a global
leader in water network monitoring. Both companies will serve the U.S. market
by offering TaKaDu’s software to monitor water distribution networks.
The National Water Research Institute
(Fountain Valley, Calif.) selected civil and environmental engineer R.
Rhodes Trussell as the 20th recipient of the its Athalie Richardson Irvine
Clarke Prize for excellence in water research. Trussell is chairman and CEO of Trussell
Technologies Inc. (Pasadena, Calif.), an environmental engineering
consulting firm. Consisting of a medallion and $50,000 award, the prize is
given each year to recognize research accomplishments that solve real-world
water problems and to highlight the importance and need to continue funding
this type of research.
Trussell was selected because of his
extraordinary accomplishments in using fundamental scientific principles and
current research findings to solve the most-challenging water quality problems
and improve the designs of new water treatment facilities and technologies.
Trussell serves on the institute’s expert panel to review the development and
implementation of the Orange County Water District’s Groundwater Replenishment
System, the largest indirect potable-water reuse project of its kind in the
world. He is also chairman of the U.S. National Research Council Committee on
Water Reuse, which in 2012 published the report Water Reuse: Potential for
Expanding the Nation’s Water Supply Through Reuse of Municipal Wastewater.
Raftelis Financial Consultants Inc.
(Denver) hired Rick
Giardina as an executive vice president. Giardina is a certified public
accountant with more than 34 years of managerial and financial consulting
experience in the utility industry, and a leader in water and wastewater rate
design. He has helped develop industry standards by contributing to many
publications, including the rate and finance manuals of the American Water
Works Association (Denver) and the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria,
(Kingwood, Texas) announced the formal launch of the
Envirogen Service Center in Memphis, Tenn., offering technology-based water
treatment solutions to industrial and municipal customers. The center’s
capabilities include ion exchange and adsorptive-media regeneration; system
design and installation for deionized water production for various industrial
needs; heavy-metals removal and recovery; precious metals removal and recovery;
and reverse-osmosis systems. The center also designs, installs, and services
temporary and mobile treatment systems for industrial process water, boiler
feedwater, and wastewater applications and provides laboratory support for
project assessment and pilot studies.
(Buffalo, N.Y.), an architectural and engineering firm, in the firm’s water
infrastructure group. He is based in the company’s Richmond, Va., office and
will support projects across the eastern seaboard. He has 20 years of national
and international experience in water and wastewater treatment, and 26 years in
the environmental engineering field.
Gerald C. (Bud) Grove
has joined Skelly
and Loy (Harrisburg, Pa.) as senior civil engineer. He will be responsible
for quality assurance and quality control of the company’s civil engineering
projects, including land development and construction inspection.