WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Brown and Caldwell’s Perry Schafer has been chosen for the prestigious 2013 WEF Fellows Program, which recognizes the professional achievement, stature and contributions to the preservation and enhancement of the global water environment, according to a press release.

Schafer has managed or directed scores of wastewater sludge and biosolids management studies, engineering designs and technical reviews for agencies across the U.S., Canada and Australia, noted the release.

Currently, Schafer is leading the development of DC Water’s $470 million Biosolids Management Program, which has been touted as one of the most innovative solids processing systems.

This program involves the first use of thermal hydrolysis in North America and the largest application to date in the world, stated the release.

"I consider Perry to be the world's leading expert in advanced anaerobic digestion technology,” said Walter Bailey, DC Water's assistant general manager.

Read the entire press release here.