The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation announced that Jeff Mosher has been named chief research and strategic planning officer to lead the foundation’s efforts to leverage existing expertise to pursue an integrated approach to critical research in water. Mosher brings more than 25 years of leadership in directing innovative research programs to both expand our water supplies and reuse water sustainably, and to broadly manage our water resources more effectively. At WE&RF, he will work with the board and CEO to manage a multimillion dollar portfolio of diverse research on water supply, resource recovery, and the beneficial use of wastewater, recycled water and stormwater resources. He will also be responsible for helping develop and implement research priorities that address the increasing needs of WE&RF subscribers and communities across the U.S.
“Jeff has the experience and vision to strategically manage our research program, but more importantly, to continue WE&RF’s evolution to be the leader in integrated water research that maximizes the value of water by advancing resource recovery and reuse through innovations in our industry,” says WE&RF CEO Melissa Meeker.
Most recently, Mosher served as the executive director of the National Water Research Institute. At NWRI, he pioneered the use of independent advisory panels to help state agencies, utilities and communities study and implement innovative solutions for water supply and water resources. These panels have resulted in the successful planning, design and permitting of projects across the Southwest. In addition, he has been a leader in the development of potable reuse, including recent advancements in direct potable reuse to address water supply reliability and sustainability.
Mosher’s hire comes at a critical time for WE&RF. The foundation, which was formed from the merger of the Water Environment Research Foundation and the WateReuse Research Foundation, is undertaking a major commitment to reinvent how it conducts research and provides services to the industry. The addition of Mosher to WE&RF’s existing professional staff of experienced water research managers brings together an outstanding team to address the industry’s challenges.
Mosher’s past experience includes senior level responsibilities with several nonprofit water industry groups. At the WateReuse Research Foundation and WateReuse Association, he managed the rapid expansion of the foundation’s research program and supported the association’s outreach activities and services. While at the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, Mosher provided regulatory and legislative support to the nation’s largest municipal water agencies.
Mosher spent the first decade of his career providing consulting services to the U.S. EPA on regulatory development and science and engineering support. During that time, he provided technical support to the Office of Water and the Office of Science and Technology. He received a bachelor's in chemistry from the College of William and Mary and a master's in Environmental Engineering from George Washington University.
The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation is a 501c3 charitable corporation seeking to identify, support and disseminate research that enhances the quality and reliability of water for natural systems and communities with an integrated approach to resource recovery and reuse. The organization seeks to facilitate interaction among practitioners, educators, researchers, decision makers and the public.