Dr. Bell brings more than 20 years of professional and research experience in water and wastewater treatment process selection.
MWH Global, an engineering, consulting and construction firm focused on water and natural resources, recently announced Dr. Kati Bell will join the company as Global Practice Leader for Water Reuse. Bell brings more than 20 years of professional and research experience in the water industry to MWH.
“It is extremely rare that individuals of Kati’s experience and industry stature become available. We are delighted to have her join our global leadership team,” said Dr. Marshall Davert, president of government and infrastructure for MWH in the Americas and Asia Pacific. “Our clients in all sectors are struggling with water supply deficiencies in the face of increasing demand and climate change. Re-use is increasingly a necessary option in their water supply portfolio planning. We are confident that Kati’s expertise and passion will resonate with our clients globally.”
In her role at MWH as Global Practice Leader for Water Reuse, Dr. Bell is responsible for thought leadership, applied research, and development of innovative water reuse solutions for clients with increasing water challenges. Bell has extensive experience with regulatory guidance development, coordination, and negotiations; she served as the project manager for the development of the 2012 US EPA Guidelines for Water Reuse and she is currently providing input and technical review of a supplement to the 2012 Guidelines to address Potable Reuse – State of the Industry, which is being completed under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the US EPA.
Her professional background also includes serving in a technical role for implementation of project work summing more than 2 billion gallons per day of treatment capacity which allows her to identify areas of research needs and technology applications to meet client and regulatory goals.
Dr. Bell holds a doctorate in environmental engineering from Vanderbilt University, master’s degrees in civil engineering and biology from Tennessee Technological University, and a bachelor’s in biochemistry from the University of Dallas. She is a licensed professional engineer in four states and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.