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498 Seventh Ave, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10018

(212) 539-7000

Ben Stanford, PhD

Associate Vice President

Ben serves as Hazen's Digital Services Lead, shaping the Firm's digital strategy and helping clients achieve their goals in implementing advanced technology solutions for drinking water, water reuse, and wastewater utilities. He has extensive experience managing multi-disciplinary projects related to digital and physical technologies. He is an internationally recognized expert in potable reuse, water chemistry, water quality, and trace contaminant research, and actively leads studies for both clients and foundations. With this mix of technical and leadership skills, Ben also routinely consults with utility executives and their teams on sustainable leadership strategies, strategic planning, utility benchmarking, and digital transformation.

Areas of Expertise
Technology evaluation and implementation
Big data analytics, artificial intelligence
App and platform development for utility management
Enterprise risk management, AWIA compliance
Water quality and treatment
Emerging contaminants, future regulations
Advanced treatment technologies
Professional Activities
Water Research Foundation (WRF)
American Water Works Association (AWWA), CCL3 Technical Advisory Work Group
International Water Association (IWA)
Water Environment Federation (WEF)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Duke Leadership Program, Duke Fuqua School of Business
Wharton Executive Education, University of Pennsylvania, Leading and Managing People
PhD, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, The University of North Carolina
BS, Chemistry, Warren Wilson College
FEMA ICS-100 Certified
AWWA Utility Risk and Resilience Certificate