LIFT Steering Committee


Charles Bott, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE 
Chief of Research and Development
Hampton Roads Sanitation District


Jim McQuarrie 
Chief Innovation Officer
Metro Wastewater Reclamation District (Denver)

Sudhir Murthy, Ph.D. 
Water Process Technology Development/Commercialization
Water Innovations Consulting

Jeff Peeters 
Senior Product Manager
Suez Water Technologies and Solutions

Art Umble, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
Vice President
Americas Wastewater Practice Leader

John B. Barber, Ph.D. 
Eastman Chemical Company

Thomas E. Kunetz, P.E., BCEE, WEF Fellow 
Assistant Director of Engineering
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago 

Nancy Love, Ph.D. 
University of Michigan

Angelita Fasnacht
Environmental Scientist
American Water

Erika Bailey
Plant Process Engineer
City of Raleigh, NC

David Rexing
Water Quality Research & Development Manager
Southern Nevada Water Authority

John Arena
Business Outreach Manager
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California


Mark W. LeChevallier, Ph.D.
Dr. Water Consulting, LLC

Jeff Lape
Deputy Director
U.S. EPA, Office of Science and Technology

International Liaison

Colin Chapman
Innovation Research & Development Manager
Queensland Urban Utilities