The Next Generation of Water Researchers


The Water Research Foundation celebrated our final Moment of SCIENCE webcast celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Paul L. Busch (PLB) Award! This award recognizes innovative research in the field of water quality and the water environment. During this webcast, four past Paul L. Busch Award winners discussed the opportunities and challenges that the next generation of water researchers are likely to face. Topics included running pilots in the age of digital innovation, meeting multiple objectives to holistically address environmental issues, and coping with an ever-increasing list of pathogens and chemicals in water.

Erin Partlan, PhD, Innovation Technology Manager, The Water Research Foundation
Doug Owen PE, BCEE, ENV-SP, Program Manager, Stantec
Bruce Logan, PhD, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Penn State University
Kartik Chandran, PhD, Professor of Environmental Engineering, Columbia University
Jeremy Guest, PhD, Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Shihong Lin, PhD, Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Vanderbilt University