Pete D'Adamo | HDR

Pete D'Adamo, Ph.D., P.E.

Water Treatment Technical Advisor

Pete has worked on treatment facilities with a combined capacity greater than one billion gallons, ranging in size from 0.1 to 318 million gallons per day. His career has been focused on providing a nexus between water treatment technology applications and operations.

After graduating from college with a Bachelor of Science in biology, Pete worked as a superintendent at an industrial wastewater treatment facility and a supervisor for a municipal publicly-owned treatment works. These experiences guided him to seek an engineering degree. He received his doctorate from Johns Hopkins University at the age of 47.

Pete embraces the philosophy “an unexamined life is not worth living,” hence, he plays a key role in the research proceedings of our One Water Institute and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Pete has presented his work at workshops and conferences across the country and currently serves on the American Water Works Association's national committee for residuals management.