Volunteer Expert Pool

By joining the Volunteer Expert Pool, you will become a Technology Scan Reviewer on WRF TechLink and will be responsible for sitting on a Technology Scan Review Team. Each Technology Scan Review Team consists of at least four reviewers, with at least two of the team members being Experienced Reviewers (when possible).  When a technology application is submitted, reviewers with relevant backgrounds will be selected from the Volunteer Expert Pool. The reviewers selected then have four weeks to complete their review and send the filled out Review Form and signed Conflict of Interest and Nondisclosure form back to us.

How to Apply

If you would like to join the Volunteer Expert Pool, meet the criteria listed below, and have WRF subscriber login credentials, please go to your WRF TechLink profile and mark "Yes" for the “Are you interested in becoming a reviewer?" question, and attach a recent copy of your resume.

If you would like to join the Volunteer Expert Pool and meet the criteria listed below, but do not have WRF subscriber login credentials, please email innovation@waterrf.org.


In order to join the Volunteer Expert Pool as a potential Technology Scan reviewer, you must meet the following criteria:

Minimum Reviewer Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, physical science, or related discipline (e.g., biology, chemistry, etc.)
  • Five years practical experience in the water sector
  • Master’s degree in engineering or physical sciences with at least four years of practical experience
  • PhD degree in engineering or physical sciences with at least two years of practical experience

Experienced Reviewer Qualifications

  • Must meet minimum reviewer guidelines
  • Five additional years of practical experience in the water sector
  • Has previously reviewed at least two Technology Scans

Technology Scan Process

Volunteers receive invitations to review technologies a few times a year. Individual desktop reviews typically take between 60–90 minutes and are followed by a 30-minute expert review panel discussion. Experts are matched with technologies based on their expertise and relevant work experience.


The following organizations have members who have been accepted to the Volunteer Expert Pool:

American Water
Australis Water Consulting Pty Ltd
Barnstable County Department of Health & Environment
Benten Water Solutions B.V.
Black & Veatch Corporation
Boston Water & Sewer Commission
Brown and Caldwell
Carollo Engineers, Inc.
CDM Smith Inc.
City of Boulder, CO
City of Houston
City of Los Angeles
City of Olathe Public Works Department
Clarkson University
Clean Water Services
Clemson University
Colorado State University
Dallas Water Utilities
DC Water (District of Columbia Water & Sewer Authority)
Jones & Henry Engineers, Ltd.
Georgia Institute of Technology
Golden State Water Company
Great Lakes Water Authority
Greater Cincinnati Water Works
Greeley and Hansen LLC
Halifax Water

Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD)
Hazen and Sawyer
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks
Lawrence Berkeley national Laboratory
LimnoTech, Inc.
Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc.
Loudoun County Sanitation Authority
Louisiana Tech University
Louisville Water Company
Markalan Enterprises, LLC
Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Metropolitan Water Reclam. Dist. of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC)
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
modelEAU - Universite Laval
Modernizing Distribution
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
National Research Council of Canada
New Jersey-American Water Company
North Carolina State University
One Water Solutions, LLC
Orange County Sanitation District
Paschke Water Analytics, LLC
Poseidon Water
Queensland Urban Utilities
Ramboll Environ
Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District
San Diego State University

San Francisco Public Utilities, City & County of
Silicon Valley Clean Water
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
South Australian Water Corporation
Southern Nevada Water Authority
Stantec Environmental
Suez North America Inc.
Sydney Water Corporation Limited
Tetra Tech, Inc.
Texas A&M University
The Cadmus Group, Inc.
Trinity River Authority
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
University of Adelaide
University of Cincinnati/McAvoy Consulting
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of South Australia
University of Southern California
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
University of Venda
University of Washington
Urban Systems Ltd.
US Bureau of Reclamation
Valley Water
Veolia Australia
Virginia Tech
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
West Basin Municipal Water District
West Point