Apr 12, 2021
The Water Tower (TWT) is proud to announce the formation of our inaugural Research Advisory Committee (RAC).
As an innovator in the water sector, it is important for TWT to maintain scientific integrity in all research efforts. The RAC will help TWT stay focused on important, timely projects by establishing and prioritizing the annual research agenda that is consistent with the strategic vision from the Board. The RAC will guide TWT in conducting leading-edge applied research that provides impactful value to utilities, partners, donors, policy makers, and the public.
RAC members represent a broad spectrum of water interests and expertise and are affiliated with academia, water and wastewater utilities, industry, and federal and state government agencies. The committee meets once a year to identify priority research needs and recommend projects based on TWT’s research agenda, Board input, and the research interests of stakeholders and partners.
The 2021 RAC is comprised of twelve prominent, highly-qualified experts in the water sector:
Christopher A. Impellitteri, Ph.D., Associate National Program Director for EPA Office of Research and Development's Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Research Program (RAC Chair)
Katherine Atteberry, Stormwater Planning Manager for the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District
Charles Bott, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, Director of Water Technology and Research for Hampton Roads Sanitation District
Gail Cowie, Ph.D., Senior Research Professional at the Georgia Water Planning and Policy Center at Albany State University
Michael Diaz, P.E., M.S., Associate Vice President and Area Manager at Arcadis
Chris Haney, P.E., Senior Vice President at Wade Trim
Kevin Middlebrooks, Senior Associate at Hazen and Sawyer
Jason Mingo, Manager Environment and Technology Research at Water Services Association of Australia
Stephanie Rinck-Pfeiffer, Managing Director at the Global Water Research Coalition
Orren Schneider, Ph.D., P.E., Owner of H2OSchneider
Rebecca Shelton, P.E., Assistant Director at Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources
Eva Steinle-Darling, Ph.D., P.E., Director of the Water Reuse Technical Practice at Carollo Engineers
For more information regarding the RAC members, view their bios here.