The WEF Fellows Recognition Program underscores WEF’s role as a valuable water quality resource, which is due in large part to the expertise of its diverse membership. WEF Fellows are recognized in various areas of expertise including, but not limited to design, education, operations, regulation, research, utility management and leadership. "WEF salutes these outstanding individuals and the profound impact they have made on the global water environment,” said WEF Past President Jackie Jarrell. "The accomplishments of the 2020 WEF Fellows are a testament to the remarkable dedication and passion of our members.”


2020 WEF Fellows


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Gary L. Sober

WEA of Texas


James R. Burks

Missouri WEA


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Eileen J. O'Neill, Ph.D., BCES

Virginia WEA


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Jan Oleszkiewicz, PhD, Dr h.c. (PUT), PEng, CEng, BCEE, F.IWA, F.CAE

Western Canada WEA


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Joel J. Ducoste, Ph.D., BCEEM

North Carolina WEA


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Keith D. McCormack, P.E.

Michigan WEA


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CharleW. Tyler

New England WEA


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Paul Causey

California WEA


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Larry W. Moore, Ph.D., P.E.

Clean Water Professionals of Kentucky and Tennessee


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Michael R. Pollen 

Alaska Water Wastewater Management Association


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Thomas Meholic

New Jersey WEA



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Val S. Frenkel, PhD, P.E., D.WRE

California WEA


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Lynn Burton (Burt) Curry

Chesapeake WEA, Pennsylvania WEA, Ohio WEA, and Rocky Mountain WEA





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John L. Willis, PhD., P.E.

Georgia AWP


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Robert Kukenberger, P.E. BCEE

New York WEA