CWEA Member Ed McCormick Joins WEF Board as Vice President

Ed McCormick is the 2012-2013 Vice President of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), an international organization of water quality professionals headquartered in Alexandria, Va.

Ed is the Manager of Wastewater Engineering for the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) in Oakland, California, an internationally recognized public water/wastewater utility serving 1.4 million customers. He is responsible for EBMUD’s wastewater capital program, energy management, engineering, construction, information systems, and public outreach. He has overseen the engineering, construction and startup of more than $1.6 billion in wastewater and water capital infrastructure.  Ed’s leadership helped EBMUD to become the first wastewater utility in North America to be a net producer of renewable energy.

Ed spearheaded the creation of the California Association of Sanitation Agencies’ (CASA) Biosolids Program, California’s first statewide biosolids management advocacy program, and pioneered the first-ever large scale Food Waste-to-Energy Project at a U.S. treatment plant, winning a U.S. EPA Environmental Achievement Award.  He was also Project Manager of the landmark West Coast Benchmarking Study of seven major wastewater agencies totaling over 10 million customers. He led the development of EBMUD’s Water Recycling Program from 0.2 mgd in 1996 to a 9 mgd enterprise.

A member since 1997, Ed has held multiple leadership roles at WEF.  He served previously on the Board of Trustees (2008-2011), the House of Delegates, as Chair of the Utility Management Committee, Vice Chair of the Long Range Planning Committee. He also served on the Steering Group for the Committee Leadership Council, and on the House of Delegate’s Strategic Planning Workgroup. He is also a member of the California Water Environment Association (CWEA), and the San Francisco section of CWEA.

He is the recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Construction Manager of the Year Award (1996), JFK University’s Award for Outstanding Leadership in Management (1989), and EBMUD’s Management Excellence Award (2005).  He was inducted into the Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers of the California Water Environment Association.

Ed holds a Masters degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, a Masters degree in Public Administration (MPA) from JFK University, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He is a licensed Civil Engineer in the State of California, a Certified Value Engineer, and a trained WEF/AWWA QualServe Peer Reviewer, having performed peer reviews for agencies including Guam Water Works and the Columbus Water Works in Georgia.

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