Ten Experts to Watch on Urban Water Policy

Who are the industry experts leading the latest, cutting-edge thinking on water policy, infrastructure and reuse? The news website Water Deeply asked that question and came up with an impressive list of movers and shakers who are helping the state weather the drought while forging new conservation behaviors.

The list features some of California’s foremost water reuse experts, including Megan Plumlee, director of research and development for the Orange County Water District (OCWD), a national leader on potable water recycling.

The article quotes Plumlee as saying, “This is an exciting time at the District with a lot of innovative studies underway. Current R&D projects range from pilot testing ultrafiltration membranes, DNA sequencing of the microbial community present in the District’s recycled water and demonstration testing of a new technique for measuring recharge basin percolation rate, to name a few.”

Also making the list is Richard Atwater, executive director of the Southern California Water Committee, a nonprofit working to develop consensus recommendations and public education on regional water issues.

Also rating a mention is Richard G. Luthy, director of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Re-Inventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt), an interdisciplinary, multi-institution research center that researches many aspects of urban water, including water quality and water reuse.

For the full list, click here.

Jonathan Heller