Rick Warner, P.E. is the 2016-2017 President of the Water Environment
Federation (WEF), an international organization of water quality professionals
headquartered in Alexandria, Va.
Rick also presently
serves on the Board of Directors of the Water Environment and Reuse Foundation.
In addition, he is a senior engineer for the Washoe County (Nevada) Community
Services Department. In that role he is responsible for planning, design, and
construction for regional water resource recovery and recycled water projects.
Rick is actively engaged with several water reuse projects, and is presently
co-leading a regional team developing Nevada’s first potable reuse project.
Rick is a member of the WateReuse Association, the Water Environment and Reuse Foundation,
and the Design Build Institute of America.
A WEF member since 1995, he has held multiple leadership and committee roles
within WEF. He served on the House of Delegates for three years and is a member
of the Utility Management and Water Reuse Committees. Also an active member of
the Nevada Water Environment Association (NWEA), Rick served two times on the
NWEA Board and as President from 2001-2002.
He is presently collaborating with Dr. Krishna Pagilla, Professor and
Environmental Engineering Program Director at the University of Nevada, Reno to
help create a Water Innovation Campus – an effort to advance water science and
technology for municipal, industrial, and agricultural applications while
enhancing the economic, social, and environmental aspects of the water
Rick is a registered professional engineer in the state of Nevada. He received
a B.S. and an M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Nevada.