WEF Members Become Founding Members of Imagine H2O Scientific Advisory Council

August 21, 2013

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Three Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members have been named as founding members of the Imagine H2O (San Francisco) Scientific Advisory Council. The council will work to enhance the organization’s efforts to identify and support innovations to solve the world’s water challenges, according to an Imagine H2O news release.

WEF members Kartik Chandran, director of the Columbia University (New York) Biomolecular Environmental Sciences Program and a member of WEF’s Board of Trustees; Perry McCarty, Silas H. Palmer Professor Emeritus at Stanford (Calif.) University and a member of WEF’s Awards and Recognitions committee; and Rengarajan Ramesh, managing director of Wasserstein & Co. (New York) and the council’s chairman, join seven other water industry leaders on the council.

Kartik Chandran, director of the Columbia University (New York) Biomolecular Environmental Sciences Program and a member of Water Environment Federation’s (WEF’s; Alexandria, Va.) Board of Trustees, is a founding members of the Imagine H2O (San Francisco) Scientific Advisory Council. Photo courtesy of Chandran.

Kartik Chandran, director of the Columbia University (New York) Biomolecular Environmental Sciences Program and a member of Water Environment Federation’s (WEF’s; Alexandria, Va.) Board of Trustees, is a founding members of the Imagine H2O (San Francisco) Scientific Advisory Council. Photo courtesy of Chandran.

Perry McCarty, Silas H. Palmer Professor Emeritus at Stanford (Calif.) University and a member of WEF’s Awards and Recognitions committee, is a founding members of the Imagine H2O Scientific Advisory Council. Photo courtesy of McCarty.

Perry McCarty, Silas H. Palmer Professor Emeritus at Stanford (Calif.) University and a member of WEF’s Awards and Recognitions committee, is a founding members of the Imagine H2O Scientific Advisory Council. Photo courtesy of McCarty.

 Rengarajan Ramesh, managing director of Wasserstein & Co. (New York) and the council’s chairman, is a founding members of the Imagine H2O Scientific Advisory Council. Photo courtesy of Ramesh.

Rengarajan Ramesh, managing director of Wasserstein & Co. (New York) and the council’s chairman, is a founding members of the Imagine H2O Scientific Advisory Council. Photo courtesy of Ramesh.

Council members will address specific market needs and apply technologies and business models from outside the water industry to address water challenges. They have highlighted real-time monitoring, advanced biological applications, and energy efficiency as critical water innovation opportunities for startup companies, the news release says.

Other council members include Johan Groen, chief technology officer at Xylem (White Plains, N.Y.); Slav Hermanowicz, professor of environmental engineering at the University of California, Berkeley; Peter Jaffe, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Princeton (N.J.) University; Manian Ramesh, former chief technology officer of water and energy services at Nalco Co. (Naperville, Ill.); Philip Rolchigo, vice president of technology at Pentair (Minneapolis); Carl Rush, former senior vice president at Waste Management (Houston); and Thomas Stanley, chief technology officer at GE Water and Process Technologies (Trevose, Pa.), the news release says.

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