JB Neethling, Ph.D, P.E., F.WEF
Director, Wastewater Treatment and Effluent Management
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 HDR.
He is passionate about national and local biological nutrient removal issues, including serving as the principal investigator for Water Environment & Reuse 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 in the water profession. His significant accomplishments include oversight of all BNR-related research conducted through WE&RF, including ongoing efforts to achieve the lowest effluent total phosphorus requirements in the nation. He consults with clients nationwide regarding regulatory issues and related designs.