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

Jim McQuarrie, 2021 - 2022

Vice-Chairs

Annalisa Onnis-Hayden, 2021 - 2022

Erika Bailey, 2021 - 2022

 
Staff Managers

Patrick Dube
Tel: 703-684-2418
Email:  [email protected]  

Fidan Karimova
Tel: 703-684-2400
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, Dallas City Hall - [email protected]

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

 

WEF Staff Lead:

Fidan Karimova

Email: [email protected]

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:

Patrick Dube

Email: [email protected]

Hydrothermal Liquefaction

Hydrothermal Liquefaction

Chair: TBD

Vice Chair: TBD

 

WEF Staff Lead:

Patrick Dube

Email: [email protected]

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:

Patrick Dube

Email: [email protected]

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:

Patrick Dube

Email: [email protected]

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]

 

WEF Staff Lead:

Fidan Karimova

Email: [email protected]

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

Email: [email protected]

Water Reuse

Water Reuse

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

Vice Chair: Mahmudul Hasan, George Washington University - [email protected]

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

 

WEF Staff Lead:

Fidan Karimova

Email: [email protected]