Dr. Kerry J. Howe is a Professor in environmental engineering at the University of New Mexico and the Director of UNM’s Center for Water and the Environment. He is also the lead convener on UNM’s Sustainable Water Resources Grand Challenge. He has over 30 years of experience in the water treatment industry including both consulting and academic experience, is a registered professional engineer, and is board certified by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists. His academic research has involved a wide variety of water treatment processes with a focus on membrane technologies for desalination and potable reuse applications. He is the lead author of the textbook Principles of Water Treatment and a co-author of the book MWH’s Water Treatment: Principles and Design, the two most prominent textbooks in the field of water treatment. His degrees in civil and environmental engineering include a BS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MS from the University of Texas at Austin, and a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.