In a follow-up to our webinar with the Water Research Foundation, EPA, and OH Department of Public Health, 120Water is bringing speakers from NACWA, Renewable Water Resources, and SFPUC to discuss the key considerations and tactical steps for utilities launching a COVID Wastewater Monitoring program.
Join our webinar session to learn from the industry leaders and innovators on this emerging field of practice and how it has been applied in the community.
Rebecca West, Renewable Water Resources (ReWa)
Chief Special Projects Officer
Rebecca is the Chief Special Projects Officer for Renewable Water Resources located in Greenville, SC and has served in the water profession for over 33 years. Previously, she served as the Chief Operating Officer of Greenville Water and Spartanburg Water.
Rebecca is a graduate of Wofford College and served as the President of the Water Environment Federation, which is an international professional water organization made up of over 35,000 individual members and 75 affiliated member associations representing water professionals around the world.
Cameron Colby, Renewable Water Resources (ReWa)
Regulatory Services Research
Cameron Colby, P.E. is a Regulatory Services Resident for Renewable Water Resources (ReWa), Greenville, SC’s wastewater treatment and water resource recovery utility. She graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and is graduating with a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Clemson University in December 2020. Her focus areas are on new and emerging contaminants and risk assessment, and most recently, managing the SARS-CoV-2 monitoring program at ReWa. Between her undergraduate and graduate degrees, Cameron spent nine years working in environmental compliance and consulting.
Ryan Batjiaka, San Franciso Public Utilities Commission
Ryan Batjiaka coordinates the biosolids program at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. He has worked in both agriculture and the composting industry and has a master’s degree in soil science from the University of Washington. Ryan believes strongly that recycling organic matter and the soil nutrients contained therein is critical for our society to meet the environmental challenges it now faces. He is currently also managing wastewater sampling for SARS-CoV-2 surveillance.
Emily Remmel, NACWA
Director of Regulatory Affairs
Emily received Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science Degrees in Zoology from the University of Oklahoma where she researched a super exciting ecological phenomenon occurring in Oklahoma between an invasive, toxic golden algae and the herbivores of freshwater – daphnia!
Emily continued her passion for water resources at Vermont Law School where she received a Juris Doctorate as well as a Certificate in Water Resources Law. Emily loves to write and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law. While there, she was also part of the Water and Justice Program that focused on sustainability, the public trust doctrine, and the right to water. She is licensed to practice in New Hampshire and Washington DC.
Erica Walker, 120Water
Director of Env Policy & Programs
Erica Walker is the director of environmental policy & programs at 120Water. She joined 120Water in late 2018 from the Indiana Finance Authority, where she managed a statewide drinking water lead sampling program for public schools. She also has worked for the Water Quality Research Program for the City of Bloomington, Ind. and in the Air, Pesticides, Toxins Management Division of the US Environmental Protection Agency. She holds Master’s degrees in Environmental Science and Public Affairs from Indiana University.