Tetra Tech’s Ronald G. Schuyler, PE, BCEE, has been named a Water Environment Federation (WEF) Fellow for 2012. This prestigious designation recognizes members’ achievements, stature, and contributions in professional segments served by WEF.

Ron Schuyler

Fellows were recognized during WEFTEC® 2012, WEF’s annual technical exhibition and conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana, September 29 to October 3, 2012.

WEF fellows are recognized in areas of expertise including design, education, operations, regulation, research, utility management, and leadership. Twenty-three professionals were recognized in the WEF Fellow Recognition Program’s second year.

Mr. Schuyler is an experienced engineer and microbiologist who has contributed to the wastewater treatment field in the areas of education, operation, process design, and regulation. With an M.S. in Microbiology and a B.S. in Civil Engineering, Mr. Schuyler gained a strong understanding of the microorganisms that perform the treatment function in a biological treatment process early in his career. Understanding those microorganisms and how to control them is the basis for design and operation of biological wastewater treatment systems that can meet permitted limitations at the least energy cost.

For the last 43 years Mr. Schuyler has been actively involved in improving our water by participating in regulatory, operation, evaluation, and design programs within the wastewater treatment industry. He has helped many facilities achieve regulatory compliance while saving energy and minimizing costs and has helped many operators understand process control. He designed and leads Tetra Tech’s well-attended wastewater training series.

In addition to his engineering certifications and training expertise, Mr. Schuyler is also a Certified Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator experienced in water and wastewater facility evaluation, siting and plans and specifications review; managing facility evaluations, construction grants, discharge permits, water quality data gathering, standards development and enforcement programs; and developing design criteria, reuse policies, treatment standards and regulations.

Tetra Tech congratulates Mr. Schuyler on his award and accomplishments!

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. The WEF Fellow Recognition Program underscores WEF’s reputation as a valuable water quality resource, which is due in large part to the expertise of its diverse membership. WEF Fellows are recognized in various areas of expertise including, but not limited to design, education, operations, regulation, research, utility management, and leadership.