Waterloo Engineering students and alumni are invited to participate in an exclusive virtual Office Hour with Waterloo Engineering alumnus Steve Waters (BASc 1988), Director of Engineering and Special Projects at North Shore Water Reclamation District, who will discuss “Utilities of the Future”.
Traditionally, wastewater utilities sole focus has been collecting and transporting wastewaters as far downstream as possible to central treatment plants where water is cleansed to meet permit limits prior to discharge to waterways. The concept of the Utility of the Future (UOTF) shifts this paradigm to where the utility is a manager of valuable resources, a partner in local economic development, and a member of the watershed community seeking to deliver maximum environmental benefits at the least cost to society. During this Office Hour, Steve Waters will talk about how we can utilize the potential of wastewater to ultimately improve urban quality of life. Learn about how innovation in utility management can lead to better outcomes for the world.
Join fellow alumni and students for this virtual office hour to hear Steve’s story. RSVP to receive the MS Teams link to join. Please bring your questions for an engaging conversation!
Steve Waters is currently the director of engineering and special projects at North Shore Water Reclamation District in Evanston, Illinois (USA). The North Shore Water Reclamation District is dedicated to the beneficial reuse of water resources while protecting Lake Michigan, local waterways and the environment through sustainable and fiscally responsible wastewater reclamation practices.
Previously, Steve was principal wastewater engineer at Jacobs, and prior to that he held several positions including general manager at Veolia North America in Chicago. He also worked as project director at BTL & Associates in Seattle, Washington, where he provided consulting services to clients in design, construction, commissioning, and start-up of biosolids drying facilities.
Steve received a BASc degree in mechanical engineering in 1988 from the University of Waterloo. He also holds a Master of Engineering Management, Design and Innovation degree from Northwestern University.
Connect with Steve Waters on LinkedIn.