The Water Alliance is a multi-stakeholder network of experts and advocates that have been thinking together about water sustainability and new approaches to water management. Many of the reports and workshops generated by this group have been sponsored by the Coalition for Alternative Wastewater Treatment, with funding from the Decentralized Water Resources Collaborative. For more information on the Collaborative and related projects see: www.decentralizedwater.org
Valerie Nelson - Director
Valerie Nelson is the Director of the Coalition for Alternative Wastewater Treatment, which is a national alliance of advocates for and experts in decentralized water, wastewater, and stormwater treatment and management. Dr. Nelson is Chair of the Decentralized Systems Advisory Committee at the National Decentralized Water Resources Capacity Development Project hosted by WERF, and served two terms on the Gloucester City Council. She was the Director of the Lighthouse Preservation Society and was a Lecturer and Visiting Assistant Professor at the Kennedy School of Government and M.I.T.
Paul Schwartz is Clean Water Action's National Policy Coordinator and Clean Water Fund's Water Policy Director. Mr. Schwartz's areas of focus include: drinking water source protection, wet weather issues and water infrastructure finance and watershed clean up. Mr. Schwartz sits on the steering committees of both the Campaign for Safe and Affordable Drinking Water and is a co-chair of the Clean Water Network's Wet Weather/Funding Workgroup.
Owner - Alliance Environmental, LLC
President - International Water Association
The Growing Role for Innovation in Urban Water Management
US EPA - Assessment & Watershed Protection Division
Founder and President - TreePeople
President and Sr. Aquatic Ecologist - Aqua-Tex
Professor of Sustainability - Institute for Sustainable Futures
Water and Energy: Integrated Infrastructure at the Site Scale
Senior Program Director - WERF
James W. Bayne Professor - Director of the Center of Advanced Materials for the Purification of Water with Systems Micro-Nano-Mechanical Systems Laboratory -Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering (MechSE), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Energy Recovery from Wastewater
Water Coordinator - Clean Water Action
Board of Directors - Clean Water America Alliance
Executive Director - The Low Impact Development Center, Inc.