2021 Paul L. Busch Award Presentation and Lecture


We celebrated the 2021 Winner of the Paul L. Busch Award, Dr. Z. Jason Ren of Princeton University. Dr. Ren presented his proposed research, which articulates an actionable approach to modernize wastewater treatment toward decarbonization and digitalization. There is a critical need for the water and wastewater sectors to develop greenhouse gas (GHG) emission monitoring and mitigation programs, considering the sector’s commitment to energy efficiency and GHG emission reductions. Dr. Ren plans to leverage state-of-the-art sensing technologies and machine learning tools to advance science and directly benefit the water treatment community by developing user-friendly web apps.    

Peter Grevatt, PhD, CEO, The Water Research Foundation 
Lola Olabode, Research Program Manager, The Water Research Foundation 
Dr. Z. Jason Ren, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Princeton University 

Special Guest:
Lisa Busch, Executive Director, Sitka Sound Science Center