RICHARD G. LUTHY (NAE), Chair, is the Silas H. Palmer Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University. His area of teaching and research is environmental engineering and water quality with application to water reuse and management of contaminated sediments. He is the director of the National Science Foundation’s Engineering Research Center for re-inventing the nation’s urban water infrastructure (renuwit.org). The Center is a collaboration among four universities that promotes more sustainable solutions to urban water challenges. His work includes study of persistent and bio-accumulative contaminants and emerging contaminants. Dr. Luthy is a past chair of the the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Water Science and Technology Board, and he has served on various Academies committees. He is a former president of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors. He is a registered professional engineer, a board-certified environmental engineer, water environment foundation fellow, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He received a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, a M.S. degree in ocean engineering from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, and an M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in environmental engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
RICHARD W. ATWATER is the executive director of the Southern California Water Committee (SCWC), a nonprofit public education partnership focused on solving the water problems of southern California. Mr. Atwater has more than 35 years of experience in water resources management and development in the western United States and has pioneered many award-winning water projects and implemented numerous innovative water resource management programs. Prior to joining the SCWC, he served as the CEO and general manager of the Inland Empire Utilities Agency, which provides wholesale water and wastewater utility services to more than 850,000 customers. Throughout his career, Mr. Atwater has accumulated extensive public agency management experience in directing the development of some of the largest water projects in the United States. This includes the water recycling program for the West and Central Basin Municipal Water Districts in California, which at the time were the largest in the country. He is the recipient of the Conservation Service Award, the highest citizen award for resources management, and has participated in policy formulation workshops and expert panels for the National Academy of Sciences, Western Governors Association, Western Water States Council, and the National Water Research Institute. Mr. Atwater received his B.S. degree in geology and environmental science from Stanford University and his M.P.L. degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Southern California.
GLENN T. DAIGGER (NAE) is a professor of engineering practice in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan. He is also president and founder of One Water Solutions LLC. Previously, he was the senior vice president with CH2M HILL in Englewood, Colorado. He served as chief wastewater process engineer and was responsible for wastewater process engineering on both municipal and industrial wastewater treatment projects on a firm-wide basis. Dr. Daigger was the first technical fellow for the firm, an honor that recognizes the leadership he provides for CH2M HILL and for the profession in development and implementation of new wastewater treatment technology. He was also the chief technology officer for the firm’s Civil Infrastructure Client Group, which includes the water, transportation, and operations businesses. From 1994 to 1996, Dr. Daigger served as professor and chair of the Department of Environmental Systems Engineering at Clemson University. Dr. Daigger is a registered professional engineer in the states of Indiana and Arizona and a board-certified environmental engineer. He also has Academies experience, having recently served as chair of the Committee to Review
EPA’s Economic Analysis of Final Water Quality Standards for Nutrients for Lakes and Flowing Waters in Florida. Dr. Daigger received his B.S.C.E. degree, his M.S.C.E. degree, and his Ph.D. degree, all in environmental engineering, from Purdue University.
JÖRG DREWES is chair professor for urban water systems engineering at Technical University of Munich, and he is a professor emeritus and research professor at the Colorado School of Mines. He brings extensive knowledge and experience with graywater systems in Germany. His research interests focus on water and wastewater treatment engineering and potable and nonpotable water reuse. In particular, he focuses on technologies leading to indirect potable reuse (soil-aquifer treatment versus microfiltration/reverse osmosis); beneficial reuse of produced water during natural gas exploration; desalination and concentrate volume minimization; state-of-the-art characterization of natural and effluent organic matter; fate and transport of emerging contaminants (such as endocrine disrupting compounds, pharmaceutical residues and household chemicals) in natural and engineered systems as well as the rejection mechanisms of organic micropollutants in high-pressure membranes. Dr. Drewes received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in environmental engineering from the Technical University of Berlin.
BENJAMIN H. GRUMBLES is Secretary of the Environment for the state of Maryland. Previously, he served as president of the U.S. Water Alliance, where he worked to unite people and policies for water sustainability throughout the country. Prior to joining the Water Alliance, Mr. Grumbles led Arizona’s Department of Environmental Quality working on air quality and climate change, energy policy and waste management, water efficiency, and wastewater recycling. Regional priorities in this effort included protecting the Grand Canyon, Colorado River, and Arizona-Mexico border environment. Mr. Grumbles served as Assistant Administrator for Water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from 2004 through 2008. He launched the EPA’s water efficiency labeling program, WaterSense, and initiatives on green infrastructure, water and climate change, and pharmaceuticals. He carried out and defended the nation’s clean water, drinking water, ocean and coastal, and wetlands laws and worked on great waterbody collaborations from coast to coast. Mr. Grumbles is currently a member of the Academies’ Water Science and Technology Board. He received his B.A. degree from Wake Forest University, a master’s degree in environmental law from George Washington University Law School, and a J.D. degree from Emory University Law School.
ARPAD HORVATH is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California (UC), Berkeley. He heads the Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate Graduate Program and is the director of UC Berkeley’s Consortium on Green Design and Manufacturing and of UC Berkeley’s Engineering and Business for Sustainability Certificate Program. His research focuses on developing models for life-cycle environmental and economic assessment of products, processes, and services, particularly of civil infrastructure systems. He has worked the environmental implications of transportation systems, buildings, construction, water and wastewater systems, and various service industries. Dr. Horvath is a member of the Environmental Engineering Committee of the EPA’s Science Advisory Board, as well as the EPA’s Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards Committee. He is associate editor of the Journal of Infrastructure Systems and is on the editorial boards of Environmental Science & Technology, Environmental Research Letters, and the Journal of Industrial Ecology. Dr. Horvath was conference chair of the 6th International Conference on Industrial Ecology in 2011. He is a recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, the Laudise Prize “for outstanding achievements in industrial ecology by a young scientist or engineer” of the International Society for Industrial Ecology, and the Excellence in Review Award from Environmental Science & Technology. Three of his co-authored papers have been named among the top three papers in Environmental Science & Technology in 2008, 2011, and 2012. He received a Dipl. Eng. (M.S.) degree in civil engineering from the Technical University of Budapest and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil and environmental engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
ROBERT E. PITT is the Emeritus Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems in the School of Engineering at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. His major area of interest is in stormwater management, especially the integration of drainage and water quality objectives associated with green infrastructure and combined sewers, development of stormwater treatment systems at critical source areas, system modeling or urban water systems, and the beneficial uses of stormwater. His research has also examined stormwater effects on groundwater. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Water Resources Association and has served as a member of the Academies Committee on Reducing Stormwater Discharge Contributions to Water Pollution and the Groundwater Recharge Committee. He received his B.S. degree in engineering science from Humboldt State University, his M.S. degree in
civil engineering from San Jose State University, and his Ph.D. degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Wisconsin.
MARCUS M. QUIGLEY is a founding partner and chief executive officer of OptiRTC, Inc., a company formed by Geosyntec, focused on intelligent control and decision support solutions for stormwater management. Previously, Mr. Quigley served as principal civil and environmental engineer at Geosyntec Consultants, where he worked in the areas of surface water hydrology, hydraulics, water quality, and stormwater and erosion and sediment control permitting and management. He is recognized as a national technical leader in stormwater best management practice (BMP) design, research and development, modeling, data analysis, and field data acquisition. He has been the lead designer for a number of conventional and low impact development (LID) controls systems, and has directed groundbreaking monitoring work to demonstrate the effectiveness of LID. Mr. Quigley regularly conducts and directs complex surface water quantity and quality modeling efforts, and during the past 10 years he has provided technical leadership and project management for the International Stormwater Best Management Practices Database project. He received his B.S. degree in environmental engineering from the University of Notre Dame and his M.S. degree in civil and environmental engineering from Oregon State University.
ROBERT S. RAUCHER is a founding partner and principal at Stratus Consulting/Abt Associates. He specializes in economics, risk management, strategic planning, and regulatory policy analysis related to water utilities, water resources, and environmental quality. He is a noted expert on water resources management, benefit-cost analysis and water-related valuation issues, regulatory policy, and climate change-related vulnerability assessment and adaptation strategies for water resource management. Dr. Raucher has been involved in desalination and water reuse planning and implementation issues, and he is actively engaged in research assessing reliability values associated with water supply portfolio diversification through desalination and other “new” water options that offer drought-resistant yields. Dr. Raucher is an active member of the water supply and wastewater community, serving on numerous expert panels and committees, including three workgroups for the National Drinking Water Advisory Council, and he is a member of the WateReuse Foundation’s Research Advisory Committee. He received a B.A. degree in economics and anthropology, an M.S. degree in econometrics, and a Ph.D. degree in natural resource economics and public finance.
SYBIL SHARVELLE is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University (CSU). Her research interests focus on wastewater and graywater reuse; biological process engineering; conversion of waste to energy; and integrated urban water management. Dr. Sharvelle is also a member of the CSU Sustainable Urban Water Research Working Group, where she works to address new and innovative infrastructure design concepts in water management through a multidisciplinary approach both in the United States and abroad. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Colorado and while pursuing her M.S. degree, she optimized the nitrification and denitrification steps in a biological processor for treatment of wastewater highly concentrated with ammonia. Dr. Sharvelle also received a Ph.D. degree from Purdue University, where her research involved design and optimization of a biotrickling filter for simultaneous treatment of graywater and waste gas. A major component of this research effort was to examine the fate of surfactants in the biotrickling filter.
CLAIRE WELTY is a professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her research is focused on developing an end-to-end system of field-deployed sensors and fully coupled groundwater-surface water mathematical models to quantify and predict the urban hydrologic cycle and coupled biogeochemical cycles from neighborhood to regional scales. Her goal is to be able to assimilate sensor data into hydrologic and water quality models in near-real time for predicting flow paths, fluxes, and stores of water and chemicals on land surfaces and in the subsurface. Dr. Welty has Academies experience, having served on a number of committees and as chair of the Water Science and Technology Board. She received her B.A. degree in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia, her M.S. degree in environmental engineering from the George Washington University, and her Ph.D. degree in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
MARYLYNN V. YATES is a professor of environmental microbiology at the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Yates conducts research in the area of water and wastewater microbiology. Her research focuses on assessing the potential for the contamination of water by human pathogenic microorganisms. As the intentional use of reclaimed water and biosolids (which may contain pathogenic microorganisms) increases, it is necessary to understand the potential impacts of these practices on public health. Dr. Yates has
Academies experience, currently serving as a member of the Water Science and Technology Board. She received her B.S. in nursing from the University of Wisconsin, her M.S. degree in chemistry from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and her Ph.D. degree in microbiology and immunology from the University of Arizona.
STEPHANIE E. JOHNSON, study director, is a senior program officer with the Water Science and Technology Board. Since joining the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine in 2002, she has worked on a wide range of water-related studies, on topics such as desalination, wastewater reuse, contaminant source remediation, coal and uranium mining, coastal risk reduction, and ecosystem restoration. She has served as study director for 15 committees, including all 6 Committees on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress. Dr. Johnson received her B.A. degree in chemistry and geology from Vanderbilt University and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia.
MICHAEL J. STOEVER is a research associate with the Water Science and Technology Board. He has worked on a number of studies including Desalination: A National Perspective, the Water Implications of Biofuels Production in the United States, and the Committee on Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration. He has also worked on National Research Council studies on the review of Everglades restoration progress, the effect of water withdrawals on the St. Johns River, and Chesapeake Bay restoration. Mr. Stoever received his B.A. degree in political science from Stockton University in Pomona, New Jersey, and is currently working toward his M.S. degree in environmental sciences and policy from Johns Hopkins University.