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Hazen Announces Drinking Water Leadership Transitions

(NEW YORK, NY – June 15, 2022) – Hazen and Sawyer is proud to announce recent leadership transitions, with Bill Becker stepping aside as our Drinking Water Practice Leader, and Erik Rosenfeldt taking on this critical role. In turn, Erik is stepping aside as our Director of Drinking Water Process Technology, passing the baton to Nicole Blute.

Bill has been instrumental in providing safe, high-quality drinking water to millions over his decades of service at Hazen and Sawyer. He is an expert in physical-chemical treatment processes and was critical to the design of New York City’s first water treatment plant, the award-winning Croton WTP. He has authored over 200 technical papers and reports and serves as a Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Colorado, making his mark across the water industry. Bill will continue to serve as a trusted advisor to our clients and as a senior statesman of our Drinking Water practice.

Erik is looking forward to continuing to build the Drinking Water Practice in the tradition of excellence for which it is known. Since joining the Firm as a Senior Principal Engineer in our Fairfax, Virginia office in 2010, Erik has grown into a national drinking water leader. As an industry-leading expert in implementing conventional and advanced treatment solutions to address emerging water quality challenges, Erik is excited to embrace the challenge of leading our Drinking Water team in delivering quality, innovation, and practicality to each project.

As Erik transitions, Nicole Blute will take over as Director of Drinking Water Process Technology. One of Hazen’s first hires in California, Nicole is an expert in groundwater treatment and emerging technologies. She played an essential role in developing the Chromium-6 regulations in California, helping ensure sufficient drinking water supply and continued public safety throughout Southern California. She has continued this important work by unlocking drinking water resources impacted by industrial and agricultural pollution, helping to alleviate critical water shortages as California is gripped by yet another record drought.