External Advisory Committee

Howard Neukrug – Professor of Practice, Penn Institute for Urban Research.  Howard Neukrug P.E., is Professor of Practice in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science in the School of Arts and Sciences. Neukrug is the former Commissioner and CEO of Philadelphia Water, where he was responsible for all aspects of utility operations, environmental compliance, engineering, financing, budgeting, capital and strategic planning, customer service, human resources, and legal and policy decisions for its drinking water/wastewater/stormwater system serving 2.3 million people. At Penn, he is establishing a Water Center and teaching courses on the water industry and the role of water in urban sustainability and resiliency. He is also a Principal with CASE Environmental, LLC, where he provides consulting services to cities and utilities in urban planning, systems design, sustainability, organization development, strategic planning and trends and innovations in the global water industry.

Marc Cammarata – Deputy Water Commissioner for Planning, Philadelphia Water Department.  Marc Cammarata is the Deputy Water Commissioner for Planning for the Philadelphia Water Department.  His responsibilities include the integration, direction and management of numerous aspects of the Department’s planning initiatives and environmental services, including strategic environmental and sustainability programming, water quality and quantity modeling, wet weather compliance, flood mitigation, both green and traditional infrastructure planning, stream and wetland restoration, Laboratory services, and Climate mitigation and adaptation efforts.  His Division is leading the efforts for the “Green City, Clean Waters” program which integrates land-based urban sustainability goals with the goals for clean, safe, attractive and accessible rivers and streams. He has 20 years of experience in water resources engineering and environmental planning.  He is a Professional Environmental Engineer with a graduate degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Villanova University and a Master’s of Science in water resources engineering from Drexel University.

Glen Daigger – Professor of Engineering Practice, University of Michigan.  Dr. Daigger is currently Professor of Engineering Practice at the University of Michigan and President and Founder of One Water Solutions, LLC, a water engineering and innovation firm.  He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for CH2M HILL where he was employed for 35 years, as well as Professor and Chair of Environmental Systems Engineering at Clemson University.  He has advised many of the major cites of the world, including New York, Los Angles, San Francisco, Singapore, Hong Kong, Istanbul, and Beijing, and is currently a member of the Asian Development Bank Water Advisory Group.  Deeply involved in professional activities, he is a Past President of the International Water Association (IWA).  The recipient of numerous awards, including the Kappe, Freese, and Feng lectures and the Harrison Prescott Eddy, Morgan, and the Gascoigne Awards, he is a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a Distinguished Fellow of IWA, and a Fellow of the Water Environment Federation (WEF).  A member of a number of professional societies, Dr. Daigger is also a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineers.

Jonathan Gilligan – Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University.  Jonathan focuses on interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to understanding how society is affected by, and affects the physical environment and to assessing possible policy responses to environmental stress.  Mostly, he works in teams that bring engineers, social scientists, and natural scientists together and use my skills at computational modeling and quantitative statistical analysis to integrate and synthesize across the disciplines. Much of his work focuses on applying insights from social and behavioral sciences to study novel approaches to environmental policy.

Paula Kehoe – Director of Water Resources, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.  Paula Kehoe is the Director of Water Resources with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC).  She is responsible for diversifying San Francisco’s local water supply portfolio through the implementation of conservation, groundwater, and recycled water programs.  Paula spearheaded San Francisco’s landmark legislation allowing for reuse of alternate water sources in buildings.

Brian Richter – President, Sustainable Waters.  Brian Richter has been a global leader in water science and conservation for more than 30 years. He is the president of Sustainable Waters, a global water education organization, where he promotes sustainable water use and management with governments, corporations, universities, and local communities. He previously served as Chief Scientist for the Global Water Program of The Nature Conservancy, an international conservation organization. Brian has consulted on more than 150 water projects worldwide. He serves as a water advisor to some of the world’s largest corporations, investment banks, and the United Nations, and has testified before the U.S. Congress on multiple occasions. He also teaches a course on Water Sustainability at the University of Virginia.

George Hornberger – Professor of Engineering, Vanderbilt School of Engineering.  George is a Distinguished University Professor at Vanderbilt University, where he is the Director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and the Environment. He has a shared appointment as the Craig E. Philip Professor of Engineering and as Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences there. He previously was a professor at the University of Virginia for many years where he held the Ernest H. Ern Chair of Environmental Sciences. He also has been a visiting scholar at the Australian National University, Lancaster University, Stanford University, the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the University of Colorado, and the University of California at Berkeley.  George’s research is aimed at understanding complex water-energy-climate interrelationships and at how hydrological processes affect the transport of dissolved and suspended constituents through catchments and aquifers. He is an ISI “Highly Cited Researcher” in environmental sciences and engineering, a recognition given to the top 250 individual researchers in each of 21 subject categories.

James Heaney – Professor Emeritus, University of Florida Water Institute.  Dr. Heaney specializes in the application of decision support systems including simulation and optimization models and associated databases and geographical information systems to a variety of water resources and environmental problems. He teaches courses dealing with computational methods for optimization and risk management and urban water infrastructure systems. Current research efforts include development of methods for evaluating the relative cost-effectiveness of best management practices for stormwater quantity and quality control. Ongoing projects include applications to urban, highway, and agricultural systems. He also has ongoing research on wastewater reuse and water conservation.Dr. Heaney is the immediate Past Chair of the Urban Water Resources Research Council of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He has served on numerous committees of the National Academy of Sciences dealing with water and environmental issues. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers.

Wayne Huber – Professor Emeritus, Oregon State University.  Dr. Huber’s technical interests are principally in the areas of urban hydrology and stormwater management, nonpoint source pollution, and transport processes related to water quality. He is one of the original authors of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) and more recently contributed to EPA’s development of version 5 of that model. SWMM5 is available from the EPA.