Decentralized Systems: Project Team

Steering Committee

A Decentralized Systems Advisory Committee (DSAC) that includes representatives from WERF and its DWRC cooperative partners helps evaluate national needs and provide guidance relative to funding priorities.  

Scott Drake, P.E., East Kentucky Power Cooperative, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
Robert Goldstein, Sc.D., Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Bruce Lesikar, Ph.D., Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Consortium of Institutes for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment (CIDWT)
Valerie Nelson, Ph.D., Coalition of Alternative Wastewater Treatment (CAWT)
Jerry Stonebridge, Stonebridge Construction Company, National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA)
Jeff Moeller, P.E. (Program Director), Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF)
Donald Brown (Project Officer), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Research Advisory Committee

The Decentralized Research Advisory Council (DRAC) is a group established by WERF to determine the annual projects and priorities for research in the Environmental Science and Engineering topic area.

A. Robert Rubin, Ed.D., McKim & Creed (Chair)
Matt Byers, Ph.D., Zoeller Company
Todd A. Danielson, P.E., Loudoun Water
Juli Beth Hinds, AICP, VHB Pioneer
Bob Freeman, P.E., EPA
James F. Kreissl, Environmental Consultant
Charles McEntyre, P.E., Tennessee Valley Authority
Robert L. Siegrist, Ph.D., P.E., Colorado School of Mines