JB Neethling

JB Neethling, Ph.D, P.E., F.WEF

Wastewater Treatment and Effluent Management Director

JB is our top wastewater process engineer, with day-to-day tasks ranging from master planning, process evaluation and modeling, to design and startup of wastewater treatment plants. As technical director for wastewater treatment and effluent management, he assesses new technologies and directs technology transfer and applied research activities within our company.

He is passionate about local biological nutrient removal issues and across the U.S., including serving as the principal investigator for The Water Research Foundation’s Nutrient Removal Challenge Program and nutrient strategy assistance for Bay Area Clean Water Agencies.

JB has been recognized as a 2019 recipient of the Water Environment Federation Fellows Program for his achievements and contributions to the water profession. His significant accomplishments include oversight of all BNR-related research conducted through WRF, including ongoing efforts to achieve the lowest effluent total phosphorus requirements in the U.S. He consults with clients across the United States regarding regulatory issues and related designs.