Sustainability, resilience are focal points for Integrated Solutions Leader in Black & Veatch’s Water business

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Dr. Zeynep ErdalIndustry leader Dr. Zeynep Erdal to deliver integrated ‘one water’ solutions for clients

With clients’ growing focus on sustainable, resilient and reliable water solutions, Black & Veatch announced that CWEA member Dr. Zeynep Erdal, PE, has been named Integrated Solutions Leader in Black & Veatch’s Water business.

Erdal is focused on global “one water” solutions, addressing environmental, technical, funding and regulatory challenges in the water cycle through planning, implementation, asset management and digital innovation. She will work across regions, business lines and strategic solutions teams to capture business with a long-term vision of the lifecycles of projects and programs.

“More and more across the industry we see clients focused on integrated solutions to achieve sustainable development and system resilience,” said Cindy Wallis-Lage, President of Black & Veatch’s Water business. “Zeynep is a tremendous addition leading the services we offer to clients as they seek to build strategic, sustainable infrastructure and financial resilience across their organizations, systems and communities. She is an industry leader with a strong vision for developing and implementing ‘one water’ solutions.”

Erdal also has regional business development and project delivery responsibilities in Southern California where she has worked closely with clients to deliver innovative projects for more than a decade.

With more than 20 years of total experience, Erdal has worked with global clients, served in principal technologist and business line management roles, and led business development and project delivery activities in water reclamation, biosolids management, nutrient removal/recovery, renewable energy, water reuse and climate resilience.

Erdal is a highly regarded subject matter expert and an industry thought leader. She holds a bachelor’s degree in environment engineering from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, and a master’s degree from The Ohio State University. Erdal earned her doctorate in civil engineering from Virginia Tech. She has served on and chaired numerous Water Environment Federation, WateReuse, California Water Environment Association and International Water Association committees; coauthored technical books, practice manuals and peer reviewed papers; and is an active National Academies of Engineering (NAE) Frontiers of Engineering alumna.

An officer in Black & Veatch’s organization, Erdal is based in the company’s Irvine, California office.