Brent Alspach holds both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY (USA). Brent joined ARCADIS in 1997 and serves as the Director of Applied Research. Mr. Alspach is an internationally recognized authority on membrane filtration and desalination with over 90 publications and presentations covering subjects ranging from applications and technology to economics. His work regarding the integration of desalinated seawater into existing distribution systems was honored with the Best Paper award at the 2012 American Water Works Association (AWWA) Membrane Technology Conference. He currently chairs the AWWA Membrane Processes Committee and is an invited speaker at conferences around the globe.