The Water Research Foundation Appoints Christobel Ferguson as Chief Innovation Officer

Jan 16, 2020

The Water Research Foundation (WRF), the world’s leading research organization advancing the science of all water, is pleased to announce that Christobel Ferguson will be joining WRF’s Leadership Team as the Chief Innovation Officer.

Christobel has worked extensively in the utility sector including consulting, government, and most recently with our partner organization, Water Research Australia. She has served in transformative roles leading teams engaged in research, development, policy and planning, modeling and data analytics, quality assurance, resource management, and customer service. She has also developed a strategic overview of the U.S., Australian, and international water and environment sectors through her involvement with leading professional bodies, including WRF, the Water Environment Research Foundation, the Australian Water Association, the International Water Association, the American Water Works Association, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

“Christobel brings a wealth of experience to this important role and I am very excited for her to join our staff and partner with the Water Environment Federation to oversee the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) program,” says Peter Grevatt, WRF’s Chief Executive Officer.

Christobel adds, "I'm thrilled to be joining The Water Research Foundation as its new Chief Innovation Officer. WRF is leading the way in the implementation of research outcomes in the water sector and has developed a multi-pronged approach to innovation uptake and implementation, which is essential to improve the effectiveness, agility, and resilience of water and wastewater utilities.” 

About WRF

The Water Research Foundation (WRF) is the leading not-for-profit research cooperative that advances the science of water to protect public health and the environment. Governed by utilities, WRF delivers scientifically sound research solutions and knowledge to serve our subscribers and stakeholders in all areas of drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and reuse.