The 11 esteemed members were chosen for various contributions to the water profession


The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has announced 11 distinguished members as the 2017 WEF Fellows recipients. This designation recognizes members’ achievements, stature and contributions in the water profession.

“WEF Fellows have significant professional accomplishments and have made impact in fields relevant to preserving and enhancing the global water environment,” says WEF Executive Director Eileen O’Neill. “WEF is pleased to recognize these outstanding professionals.”

The WEF Fellows Recognition Program underscores WEF’s role as a valuable water quality resource, which is due in large part to the expertise of its membership. WEF Fellows are recognized in various areas of expertise including design, education, operations, regulation, research, utility management and leadership. 

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The 2017 WEF Fellow recipients are:

• Eleanor Allen: Water for People of Denver, Colorado

• Rajendra Bhattarai: Austin Water Utility of Austin, Texas

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• James Clark: Black & Veatch of Los Angeles, California

• Paul Dombrowski: Woodard & Curran of Holyoke, Massachusetts

• Al Goodman: CDM Smith of Pekin, Indiana

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• April Gu: Northeastern University of Boston, Massachusetts

• Ed McCormick: McCormick Strategic Water Management of Oakland, California

• Sandra Ralston: Consensus LLC of Isle of Palms, South Carolina

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• Thomas Sigmund: Green Bay Metro Sewerage District of Green Bay, Wisconsin

• James E. Smith, Jr.: Retired Emeritus Chair of Cincinnati, Ohio

• Daniel Zitomer: Marquette University of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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The 2017 WEF Fellows will be recognized during WEFTEC 2017, WEF’s 90th annual technical exhibition and conference, slated for Sept. 30 to Oct. 4 at McCormick Place in Chicago. 

For more information, visit www.wef.org/weffellowsprogram.


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