James L. Barnard, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE., Dist. Fellow IWA.

Global Practice & Technology Leader at Black & Veatch, Kansas City (MO), USA.
Developer of biological nutrient removal (BNR) processes, specialist in BNR processes and residuals treatment, was awarded the Clarke Prize for Excellence in Water Research (2007), and the Singapore Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize (2011).

Andrea G. Capodaglio
, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow IWA

Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Pavia (Italy). Member of the International Scientific Board of the AdMaS Joint Research Center, University of Brno (CZ), and of the IWA Steering Committee for Learning Services Development and IWA-Supported Courses. His work has recently been focusing on energy and materials recovery from wastewater and sludge.

Maria Loizidou
, Ph.D.

Professor and Head of the Unit of Environmental Science & Technology of the School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens. Senior Expert in the field of solid waste and wastewater management with over 35-year experience has been the leader of many international projects on these topics.
Gustaf Olsson, Ph.D., Dist. Fellow IWA – Professor (Emeritus, since 2006) in Industrial Automation, Lund University, Sweden. His research has been focusing on control and automation applied to water systems and recently on the critical issue represented y the water-energy nexus, on which he has published a widely known book, currently at its 2nd edition. Has received the IWA Publication Award (2010), and the IWA Honorary Membership (2012).

David A. Vaccari
, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE.

Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA, Board Certified Environmental Engineer. Expert on biological treatment and phosphorus recovery from used water, and on material resource flows in the economy, author of environmental-related textbooks.

Grietje Zeeman
, PhD.

Professor (Emeritus since October 2016) in ‘New Sanitation‘ at the Department of Environmental Technology, Wageningen University and Research (WUR-ETE). Since 1999 she promoted projects on source-separation based sanitation, aimed at recovery of energy, organics, nutrients and water. As leader of several such projects, she demonstrated that ‘New Sanitation‘, based on separate black and grey water collection, transport and treatment/recovery, is a feasible alternative to conventional sanitation concepts. New sanitation was applied in 2006, for the first time, in a housing estate in Sneek (The Netherlands). The concept is now being implemented in full scale at 5 new locations, including a housing estate of 250 houses, and further projects are currently under development.