November 13, 2018

Two from Garver named to WEF committees

Two of Garver’s leading water experts will take on leadership roles in their respective fields after being appointed to separate committees within the Water Environment Federation.

Water Project Manager Rusty Tate was recently named to the WEF’s Municipal Recovery Design Committee, while Water Reuse Practice Leader Michael Watts, Ph.D., was named to its Research and Innovation and Water Reuse Committees. Both committees consist of WEF members dedicated to using peer engagement as a way to further improve the quality and sustainability of water in all communities. 

“Our job is to improve our communities through innovative water and wastewater projects, but we also have an obligation to the organizations that help us with those,” Tate said. “WEF has proven to be an invaluable resource in promoting communication and innovation in our industry, and I’m excited to help continue that effort.”

Tate, based in Garver’s Fayetteville, Arkansas office, will serve on the Municipal Recovery Design Committee aimed at advancing the technical aspects of municipal wastewater treatment designs by developing and conducting programs associated with the latest technologies in the field, as well as providing support to other member association committees. At Garver, Tate works within Garver’s Water Design Center where he is involved in a variety of wastewater treatment projects involving conceptual design, construction administration, and other roles. In addition, Tate serves as Garver’s primary biological modeler and has been involved in the development of several process models that have guided recommended improvements.

Watts, based in the Dallas, Texas office, will promote the participation and collaboration of experts in the academic and research communities for the Research and Innovation Committee. On the Water Reuse Committee, he will help develop programs aimed at general understanding of water reuse for non-potable and potable uses. Watts serves as Garver’s leading expert in water reuse, and reclaimed water disinfection.

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