Alan Hais
Alan Hais
Senior Research Scientist
Environmental Engineering

Alan is an environmental engineer with more than 45 years’ experience in the wastewater and water quality fields and has been with GLEC since 2011. Alan’s experience includes wastewater treatment operations, research and pilot plant studies, regulation development and implementation, national program management, public and technical policy development, and technical assistance. He was a research and operating engineer at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant in Washington D.C., managing both pilot plant studies and full-scale treatment operations. He developed and managed a wide range of environmental and operational regulations related to wastewater treatment, water quality and drinking water for the Environmental Protection Agency for more than 30 years after which he served as a Program Director for the Water Environment Research Foundation, overseeing research programs serving the wastewater treatment and water quality communities. At GLEC Alan applies his expertise in wastewater treatment; water quality; environmental regulations and policy; biosolids; water quality criteria; and regulation development and implementation. Alan has a M.S. in Civil/Environmental Engineering from the University of Maryland. He is a registered professional engineer and Board Certified Environmental Engineer.


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