B.S. Civil Engineering – Kansas State University
Ph.D. Civil Engineering – University of Notre Dame
Currently leads the Global Wastewater Practice for MWH, now part of Stantec, focusing on municipal and industrial wastewater treatment technologies, with an emphasis on converting waste streams to value streams. Dr. Umble provides technical analysis and review support to design teams for new and rehabilitated wastewater treatment plants, with a focus on nutrient removal facilities, process optimization for treatment capacity, wet weather treatment, solids processing and disposal facilities, energy management, disinfection systems, and emerging contaminant removal technology. He is closely engaged in business development activities across the globe related to wastewater treatment systems.
Dr. Umble is a national leader in initiatives involving the promotion of environmental stewardship, from watershed planning to pollution prevention. He serves in numerous state and national forums and stakeholder work groups related to emerging treatment technologies, sustainability in treatment, resource recovery and environmental regulation. He serves on numerous steering committees for the Water Environment Federation including the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT), the WEF/IWA International Nutrient Conference, and serves as Director of Resource Recovery’s Community of Practice for the Water Environment Federation. He also serves as Vice-Chair of the Research Advisory Council for the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) and provides peer review for WE&RF the Water Reuse Foundation (WRF) on various collaborative research projects.