September 02, 2020

Garver's Watts selected as WEF's Water Reuse Committee vice-chair

Garver's Watts selected as WEF's Water Reuse Committee vice-chair

Water Reuse Practice Leader Michael Watts, PE, Ph.D., is Garver’s leading expert when it comes to reclaimed water treatment and advanced disinfection technologies. Now, he’ll continue advancing the practice of water reuse and reclamation with colleagues on the Water Environment Federation’s Water Reuse Committee. At WEFTEC 2020, Watts will be appointed the Committee’s vice-chair.

Watts, who has consistently helped advance the WEF’s mission to protect public health and the environment through involvement in various organization committees and programs, will serve a two-year term as vice-chair of the committee that develops, recommends, and conducts programs to promote an understanding of the methods and benefits of water reuse.

“Helping municipalities across the country overcome the technical challenges related to water reclamation and reuse is critical to the present and future of those water supplies,” Watts said. “My hope is to build on the important work that the WEF and this committee have done in the past to promote the many benefits of water reuse practices.”

Watts’ passion for reuse research has assisted communities across the country for more than a decade. He’s currently active in a Desalination and Water Purification Research Program (USBR) Pitch to Pilot; and a lead technical advisor for the Lake Thunderbird Indirect Potable Reuse Pilot Project for the City of Norman, Oklahoma (with financial assistance received from the USBR’s Title XVI Water Reuse Research Program).

In addition to that work, his research has been published in the Water Research journal, Chemosphere, the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, the Water Environment Research journal, and several others.

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