Rick Warner, P.E. is the 2012-2013 Treasurer for the Water Environment Federation (WEF), an international organization of water quality professionals headquartered in Alexandria, Va.
Rick is currently a Senior Engineer for the Washoe County (Nev.) Department of Water Resources. In that role he is responsible for the overall planning, design, and construction for regional drinking water, wastewater, and recycled water projects. He is also active on projects relating to strategic planning and utility consolidation initiatives. Previously at the Department of Water Resources, Rick managed the engineering and planning division. Prior to that, he was a Chemist/Field Technician for the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility in Reno, Nev. He also served as a water treatment design course lecturer at the University of Nevada Civil Engineering Department.
A WEF member since 1995, Rick has held multiple leadership and committee roles within WEF. He served on the House of Delegates for three years and is a member of the Utility Management Committee and Reuse Committee. He served on the House of Delegates’ Steering Committee for two successive years.
Also an active member of the Nevada Water Environment Association (NWEA), Rick served two times on the NWEA Board and as President from 2001-2002. His other professional affiliations include the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Water Works Association.
Rick received the Arthur Sidney Bedell award for extraordinary service to his member association and was inducted into the Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers in 2002.
Rick is a registered professional engineer in the state of Nevada. He received a B.S. and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada (Reno).