Water Environment Federation selects 2017 Fellows

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has released the names of the 11 distinguished members who have been chosen as the 2017 WEF Fellows recipients. This prestigious designation recognises members’ achievements, stature, and contributions to the water profession.

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

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


2017 WEF Fellow Recipients:

• Eleanor Allen: Water for People

• Rajendra Bhattarai: Austin Water Utility

• James Clark: Black & Veatch

• Paul Dombrowski: Woodard & Curran

• Al Goodman: CDM Smith

• April Gu: Northeastern University

• Ed McCormick: McCormick Strategic Water Management

• Sandra Ralston: Consensus LLC

• Thomas Sigmund: Green Bay Metro Sewerage District

• James E. Smith, Jr.: Retired Emeritus Chair

• Daniel Zitomer: Marquette University


The 2017 WEF Fellows will be recognised and acknowledged during WEFTEC® 2017, WEF’s 90th annual technical exhibition and conference, which will be held from the 30th of September to the 4th of October at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, United States (U.S.).