Adrienne Nemura is a Principal Water Resources Engineer based in Ohio with nearly 35 years of experience focused on helping clients identify cost-effective and sustainable solutions to meet their water quality goals. She has worked for more than 40 cities and wastewater utilities and also state and federal regulatory agencies, industrial facilities, airports, attorneys, consulting firms, non-profit organizations, and trade associations.
Adrienne's strength lies in quantifying the impact of wastewater and stormwater discharges on surface water quality; identifying flexibilities available under the Clean Water Act; and making a compelling case for cost-effective and affordable solutions. She regularly contributes to initiatives at the local, state, and federal levels to achieve these outcomes. For example, Adrienne has conducted national research on integrated planning for wastewater and stormwater, total maximum daily loads (TMDLs), and use attainability analyses (UAAs). She was a key resource for clients and the U.S. Conference of Mayors Water Council in discussions that led to EPA's landmark integrated planning framework. She is working to establish a collaborative approach between municipalities, industry, and agriculture on nutrient issues and on implementation of nutrient loss reduction strategies. Finally, she is helping many clients with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit negotiations and compliance strategies.
While at the Virginia Water Control Board, Adrienne managed pollution control systems for the James and Appomattox Rivers. At the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, she represented 18 local governments as they addressed regional environmental impacts. She also directed the region's water resource programs for the Anacostia River and the Potomac Estuary.
To continue to advance the state of the practice, Adrienne is an active supporter to the U.S. Conference of Mayors Water Council, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, and the Water Environment Federation. She is a frequent national speaker on Clean Water Act issues. On numerous occasions Adrienne has served as an expert witness in litigation involving water quality issues.