Glen T. Daigger, PhD, PE, BCEE, NAE

Global Water Trends, Opportunities, and Solutions

October 7, 2014

Dr. Glen T. Daigger, Chief Technology Officer for CH2M Hill and President of the International Water Association, discusses Global Water Challenges and Solutions. Dr. Glen T. Daigger is a recognized expert in wastewater treatment, especially the use of biological processes. His nine patents for wastewater treatment have helped establish the nation’s wastewater treatment standards, and as the author or co-author of more than 100 technical papers, four books, and several technical manuals, he has contributed to advancing practice within the wastewater profession. Dr. Daigger received his doctorate in environmental engineering from Purdue University and also received his master’s and bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Purdue. A member of a number of professional societies, Dr. Daigger is also a member of the National Academy of Engineers.

Global Water Trends, Opportunities, and Solutions October 7th, 4:00pm, Ketcham Auditorium

A number of factors, but especially a growing economy and associated population growth and growing resource scarcity, are resulting in the need for significant changes in water management practices. The rate of change of these external factors is exponential in nature, demanding a like response from the water sector. The response by leading water professionals is resulting in one of the most significant transitions in the history of the water profession. Some of these changes include increased recognition of the value of water, which is fueling dramatic improvements in water use efficiency and water reuse, and the recognition that valuable products can be extracted from the water cycle, such and energy and nutrients. While individual
technologies and practices are elements of this transition, the key feature is much greater integration of water cycle management. Greater integration demands changes in institutions, regulatory approaches, and the role
that water managers play in larger society. This presentation will further develop the factors driving change in the water sector, and the key responses
needed. It will further present the methods being adopted to fuel these changes and the changing needs of water management education and practice.