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Ben Horenstein


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Bennett Horenstein
Director of Wastewater
East Bay Municipal Utility District
Oakland, CA 

Ben Horenstein is the Director of Wastewater at the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD).  He has over 30 years of experience in an array of wastewater operations, engineering and regulatory issues.  He has published numerous technical papers, has received local, state and national awards, and has participated in various technical conferences and committees.  He has served as a member of the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) plant operations committee, the chair of the California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA) Water Committee, the Co-chair of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies’ (NACWA) Water Quality Committee, and the vice-chair of Tri-TAC (a statewide wastewater agency regulatory group).

Mr. Horenstein graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering and pursued graduate work in Environmental Studies at Loyola Marymount University and Vermont Law School.  Mr. Horenstein is a Registered Civil Engineer in CA and a Grade V certified Wastewater and Water plant operator.

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