Leading environmental engineering and construction services firm Brown and Caldwell announced Vice President Sarah Reeves has been made a Fellow of the Water Environment Federation (WEF).

WEF is a not-for-profit association that provides technical education and training for thousands of water quality professionals worldwide who clean water and return it safely to the environment. The prestigious, peer-nominated Fellow designation recognizes members’ achievements, stature, and contributions to the preservation and enhancement of the water profession.

With over 25 years of experience, Denver-based Reeves has amassed specific expertise in water quality policy and regulation, focused on developing and driving stakeholder involvement to influence solutions for community and environmental benefit.

As director of treatability services at Brown and Caldwell, she works with the firm’s technical experts and industry innovators to identify, test at a bench- and pilot-scale, and implement solutions to help municipalities, private industry and government agencies overcome the most complex water-related challenges.

Furthermore, she leads the Colorado Monitoring Framework, a non-profit organization consisting of industry leaders who collaborate to tackle statewide water quality issues, including nutrient removal and contaminants of concern, such as PFAS.

Passionate about giving back to the industry, Reeves has been involved with WEF for 24 years. She has been chair and vice chair of the federation’s Program Committee and is a member of its WEFTEC Advisory and Operator Scholarship Committees. She is a co-chair of the 2023 WEF/AWWA Utility Management Conference and is engaged with her local member WEF association, the Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association, helping with committee planning, mentoring and collaboration.

“I am delighted Sarah’s peers have awarded her dedication to the water profession with this prestigious recognition,” said Brown and Caldwell Chief Technical Officer Wendy Broley. “Her leadership, technical knowledge, passion for collaboration, and commitment to giving back have helped advance the industry for the betterment of our environment for future generations.”