Increased demand, drought, groundwater contamination, depleted groundwater resources, and over-dependence on imported water are issues impacting water supplies around the world. Developing sustainable sources for water has become an increasingly important element of water supply planning for the future. One such source is recycled water, turning wastewater into a safe, secure, and sustainable water resource for urban communities.
Dr. Bahman Sheikh, Ph.D., P.E., is Rubicon’s water resources and reuse specialist. He has over 25 years of experience and expertise in water reclamation, recycling, and reuse. His experience spans a wide range of project types, regional diversity, and a variety of clients in the public and private sectors. Dr. Sheikh has worked in many arid and semi-arid regions of the world, creating water resources management plans, developing water use efficiency measures, and advising on a wide variety of uses of recycled water. Dr. Sheikh conceived, planned, and conducted significant long-term pilot studies of pioneering water recycling programs in Monterey County, California, and in the City of Los Angeles. He is a member of the Research Advisory Board of the National Water Research Institute and served on the Board of Directors for the Water Reuse Association and Water Reuse Research Foundation.
Rubicon’s personnel are experienced in research, planning, and design of water resources and sanitation projects involving water conservation, reclamation, reuse, and recycling. Our experiences include:
- Water demand management
- Resolving technical and regulatory issues
- Alternatives analysis and feasibility studies
- Resolving public acceptance issues
- Planning for long-term program development