David L. Sedlak, Ph.D.
Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of California at Berkeley
Topic：Safe and Plentiful Drinking Water in the Second Half of the Twenty-First Century
David Sedlak is the Malozemoff Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. He is also the Co-Director of the Berkeley Water Center and Deputy Director of the NSF engineering research center for Reinventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt). He has over 25 years of research experience studying water quality and the fate of chemicals in the environment. He has served on the USEPA’s Science Advisory Board for Drinking Water, the State of California’s Expert Advisory Panel for Direct Potable Water Reuse and is currently a member of the National Academies’ Water Science & Technology Board. He is an elected member of the US National Academy of Engineering and recipient of numerous awards including the Paul Busch Award for Innovation in Applied Water Quality Research and the Clarke Prize for Excellence in Water Research. Sedlak is the author of Water 4.0: The Past, Present and Future of the World’s Most Vital Resource and serves as editor-in-chief of the ACS journal, Environmental Science & Technology.