As a Senior Vice President, Dr. Umble currently leads the Global Wastewater Treatment Sector for 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 support to design teams for new and rehabilitated wastewater treatment plants, with a focus on nutrient removal and recovery facilities, process optimization for treatment capacity and energy management, wet weather treatment, solids processing and disposal facilities, disinfection systems, reuse and emerging contaminant removal technology. In addition to consulting, Dr. Umble’s experience includes university teaching and managing a publicly owned water and wastewater utility.
Dr. Umble is a national leader in initiatives involving the promotion of environmental sustainable systems, 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 and environmental regulation. He serves on numerous steering committees for the Water Environment Federation including the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT), the WE&RF Intensification of Resource Recovery Conference, and serves as Director for the Community of Practice for Resource Recovery for the Water Environment Federation. He is also engaged in research by serving as Vice-Chair of the Research Advisory Council for the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) and provides peer review for WE&RF on various collaborative research projects.