Charles Bott left a successful academic career at the Virginia Military Institute to join Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) as Chief of Special Projects. During his nine years at HRSD, Charles has developed numerous wastewater innovations, with an emphasis on operational suitability, automation, and reliability. For example, he assessed and developed first full-scale sidestream anammox system in North America. He conceived and helped launch the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT), an international initiative managed by WE&RF and WEF to accelerate the adoption of new water technologies through development of communities of first end users. Charles’ former students become highly sought-out for positions in consulting, industry, or public utilities.
The Frederick George Pohland Medal
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