The WEF Research and Innovation Committee 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.

 

Archived RIC Forum Webcasts are available for on-demand viewing here.

 

To apply to this committee, please go to [email protected] and send an email with the following information:

  • Name
  • WEF ID Number
  • Committee of Interest
  • A short explanation of why you would like to join this committee (1 – 2 sentences).

WEFCOM

 

Chair

Annalisa Onnis-Hayden, 2022-2023

Vice-Chairs

Erika Bailey, 2022-2023
Pusker Regmi, 2022-2023

 
Staff Manager  

Fidan Karimova
Senior Manager, Water Science & Engineering Center
Email: [email protected]

Tel: 703-684-2400, ext. 7467
Email:  [email protected]

Research and Innovation for Strengthening Engagement (RISE)

RISE will continue to support the core value of accelerating adoption of innovative technology within the water industry, integrating utilities, academics, and consultants in the discussion.‚Äč

Algae-based Treatment Processes

Algae-based Treatment Processes

Chair: Craig Just, University of Iowa - [email protected]

Vice Chair: Ron Patel, Hernando County Utilities Department - [email protected]

Vice Chair: Embrey Bronstad, Washington State University - [email protected]

 

WEF Staff Lead:

Fidan Karimova
Senior Manager, Water Science & Engineering Center
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 703-684-2400, ext. 7467

 

Digester Mixing Technologies and Full-scale Applications

Digester Mixing Technologies and Full-scale Applications

Chair: Rob Lantz, Smith Seckman Reid - [email protected]

Vice Chair: Ana Pena-Tijerina, Plummer - [email protected]

 

WEF Staff Lead:

Fidan Karimova
Senior Manager, Water Science & Engineering Center
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 703-684-2400, ext. 7467

Hydrothermal Liquefaction

Hydrothermal Liquefaction

Chair: Craig Just, University of Iowa, [email protected]

Vice Chair: Simon Lobdell, Orange Water and Sewer Authority, [email protected]

 

WEF Staff Lead:

Fidan Karimova
Senior Manager, Water Science & Engineering Center
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 703-684-2400, ext. 7467

Improvements on Pre-digestion Hydrolysis Processes

Improvements on Pre-digestion Hydrolysis Processes

Chair: Tom Nangle, Brown and Caldwell - [email protected]

Vice Chair: Rashi Gupta, Carollo - [email protected]

Vice Chair: Xavi Fonoll Almansa, Great Lakes Water Authority - [email protected]

 

WEF Staff Lead:

Fidan Karimova
Senior Manager, Water Science & Engineering Center
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 703-684-2400, ext. 7467

Mainstream Carbon Efficient Nitrogen Removal through PdNA

Mainstream Carbon Efficient Nitrogen Removal through PdNA

Chair: Stephanie Klaus, Hampton Roads Sanitation District - [email protected]

Vice Chair: TBD

WEF Staff Lead:

Fidan Karimova
Senior Manager, Water Science & Engineering Center
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 703-684-2400, ext. 7467

Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR)

Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR)

Chair: Jeff Peeters, Suez - [email protected]

Vice Chair: Yueyun (Bridget) Tse, Black & Veatch - [email protected]
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 Henrik Nielsen, VandCenter Syd [email protected]

           

WEF Staff Lead:

Fidan Karimova
Senior Manager, Water Science & Engineering Center
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 703-684-2400, ext. 7467

Soft Sensors and Machine Learning Possibilities and Applications

Soft Sensors and Machine Learning Possibilities and Applications

Chair: Aditya Ramamurthy, Kennedy Jenks - [email protected]

Vice Chair: Jennifer Loudon, Intelligent Water Services - [email protected]

Vice Chair: Fenghua Yang, MWRD Greater Chicago - [email protected]

 

WEF Staff Lead:

Fidan Karimova
Senior Manager, Water Science & Engineering Center
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 703-684-2400, ext. 7467

Water Reuse

Water Reuse

Chair: Ana Pena-Tijerina, Plummer - [email protected]

Vice Chair: Mahmudul Hasan, Baltimore City Department of Public Works - [email protected]

Vice Chair: Jeff Mosher, Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority - [email protected]

 

WEF Staff Lead:

Fidan Karimova
Senior Manager, Water Science & Engineering Center
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 703-684-2400, ext. 7467