Chris Lehman & Shelley Blackwell
Utilities Deputy Director, Wastewater & Senior Scientist
City of San Luis Obispo & California Polytechnic State University
Public Utility Partnership with University to Prepare for the Future
California Polytechnic State University provides a student-operated research campus onsite at the City of San Luis Obispo’s Water Resource Recovery Facility. Learn how the program has supported the career development of nearly 3,000 future engineers and water professionals, accelerated technology development centered on low-tech/low-energy treatment methods compatible with rural disadvantaged communities, and increased efficacy of the City’s treatment process through information exchange and peer review.