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Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) 7th Annual Research Forum Features Water Quality Industry Superstars

November 18, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) has filled its 7th Annual Research Forum with panels of many internationally renowned speakers on water quality issues. Among the headliners are past winners of the prestigious Paul L. Busch Award, experts from the U.S. EPA, and researchers from many of the world’s top universities. The December 6, 2011 event features the “newest water quality research results that will inform regulations, lower costs, provide energy independence, and most importantly – improve our environment,” states William Dee, President and CEO of Malcolm Pirnie, the Water Division of Arcadis, and the Chair of the WERF Board of Directors.

Among the “superstars” of the water quality industry that will be presenting on December 6 are two past winners of the Paul L. Busch Award – Nancy Love of the University of Michigan, and Kartik Chandran, of Columbia University. Love will be speaking on one of the novel treatment technologies her team is researching that tests ultraviolet light use in wastewater treatment. Chandran will explain recent research findings related to greenhouse gas emissions from wastewater treatment plants.

Other highlights of the event include presentations by U.S. EPA infrastructure expert Steve Albee, U.S. EPA stormwater expert Holly Galavotti, and renowned Virginia Tech professor John Novak. Albee and Galavotti will address two water quality issues that are in great debate at the national and local level – infrastructure and stormwater. Novak is presenting on novel treatment processes for removal of emerging contaminants. An issue that is of great importance as the world continues to improve its capability to detect contaminants at lower and lower levels.

“The keynote speaker is David Henderson, founder and Managing Director of XPV Capital Corporation, one of the largest venture and growth equity firms in the world solely dedicated to investing in high growth water companies,” explains Dee. “David focuses on identifying and investing in companies capitalizing on the significant opportunities created by the new water economy,” he continues.

This annual event is again offered in a virtual platform, which allows registrants to revisit the presentations and accompanying materials for 12 months after the event. Registration is free to WERF subscribers. Group licenses are available for multiple viewers in a single location. Additional information on the 7th Annual WERF Research Forum and other WERF programs is available at www.werf.org.

The Water Environment Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization formed in 1989, is America’s leading independent scientific research organization dedicated to wastewater and stormwater issues.

SOURCE Water Environment Research Foundation

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