Brent Alspach

Principal Environmental Engineer and Director of Applied Research, Arcadis


Brent Alspach holds both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University. Brent joined Arcadis in 1997 and serves as a Principal Environmental Engineer and Director of Applied Research for the company’s Water Division. He oversees a program that has conducted nearly $30 million in drinking water, potable reuse, wastewater, and stormwater research funded by the Water Research Foundation, AWWA, and the US Bureau of Reclamation, among other organizations. Mr. Alspach is the immediate past President of the American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) and currently serves as Chair of the AWWA Water Quality & Technology Division Board of Trustees, as well as on the advisory / editorial boards for Journal AWWA, AWWA Water Science, and Opflow. His work regarding the integration of desalinated seawater into existing distribution systems, conducted for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, was honored with the Best Paper award at the 2012 Membrane Technology Conference (MTC), and his work on zero-liquid discharge (ZLD) systems garnered runner-up for the same award in 2016. And, pending the start of the 2020 Major League Baseball season (when the next new stadium opens in Arlington, TX), he can claim having seen a game in every active MLB ballpark.