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Kappe Lecture Series: Wendy Wert at Carnegie Mellon University
Friday, September 09, 2022, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM EST
Category: Kappe Lecture Series

Wendy Wert will be taking the Kappe Lecture Series to Carnegie Mellon University.

2022 Kappe Lecturer | 2022/2023 AAEES Vice President/President-Elect

Wendy A. Wert, P.E., BCEE


  • BS, Civil Engineering, University of Central Florida, 1998
  • MS, Environmental Engineering, Water Resources Specialty, University of Central Florida, 2005


  • Licensed Professional Civil Engineer in California, Colorado, and Pennsylvania (PE)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Board Certified Environmental Engineer in the Water and Wastewater Specialty (BCEE)


  • California Water Environment Association, President 2021
  • Water Environment Federation, Government Affairs Committee, 2021
  • American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, Vice President, 2022


  • Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts' Science Education Program was selected by the Water Environment Federation as the recipient of the Public Communication and Outreach Program Award October 2020.
  • Stanley E. Kappe Award recipient for contributions to the field of Environmental Engineering by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists April 2020.
  • WEF Utility of the Future for advances in partnering and engagement September 2019.
  • NACWA National Environmental Achievement Award for public information and education February 2020.
  • WEF Recognition of Outstanding Service April 2018.
  • Metropolitan Water District Outstanding Contributions to the World Water Forum 2017.

Wendy is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer with the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts. For the past 21 years, she has been working on programs that rely on public participation to integrate water supply, water reuse wastewater facilities planning.

She received a B.S in environmental engineering and an M.S. in water resources engineering from the University of Central Florida (UCF). Her studies gave her opportunities to collaborate with others. It was during this time that Wendy developed an interest in effectively communicating math and science to diverse groups. Today, she uses her position as an engineer to support outreach and education programs that explain how the work of the Sanitation Districts identifies community needs then applies engineering and scientific principles to meet them.

Wendy is an award-winning transformative leader anchored in integration, innovation, and inclusion.

Wendy's journey started on a farm in Pennsylvania. Her father is a Navy veteran and, her mother is a retired school teacher. Wendy's mentor Debra Reinhart, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, encouraged her to join the Academy. Wendy joined in 1997 and discovered a network of peers to help meet the challenges of our field. Family and mentors continue to inspire her career.

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