Adrienne Nemura is a Senior Principal Water Resources Engineer based in Michigan with more than 30 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.
As a consultant, Adrienne uses adaptive watershed management to evaluate the impact of pollutant discharges from multiple sources, including wastewater treatment plants, combined sewer overflows (CSOs), sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs), industrial facilities, and municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s). She assists municipalities and industrial clients develop and negotiate cost-effective wastewater and stormwater management strategies to meet state and federal Clean Water Act requirements in a sustainable, and affordable manner.
Clients frequently turn to Adrienne to help them understand and navigate the increasingly complex implementation of the Clean Water Act. Adrienne was a key resource for clients and the U.S. Conference of Mayors Water Council in discussions that led to EPA’s landmark policy on integrated planning for wastewater and stormwater. She also helps clients navigate issues such as water quality standards (beneficial uses, criteria, and anti-degradation); 303(d) listings; total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) and implementation plans; Use Attainability Analyses (UAAs); and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits.
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 Association of Clean Water Administrators. 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.