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WateReuse Elects Hillsborough County’s Bart Weiss, New Slate of Officers

Date: December 14, 2023

For Immediate Release
December 14, 2023

At the WateReuse Association’s 2023 fourth quarter meeting, its Board of Directors elected a new slate of officers to lead nation’s only trade association dedicated to advancing laws, policy, funding, and public acceptance of recycled water.

Bart Weiss, Chief Officer for Innovation and Resiliency at Hillsborough County Public Utilities in Florida will serve as the Association’s 39th President. Bart brings over 30 years of experience in the industry and nearly two decades  of engagement with the WateReuse Association. Weiss has extensive expertise in developing recycled water projects and advancing water reuse throughout Florida and the United States. Some of his most innovative accomplishments include creating the Southern Hillsborough Aquifer Recharge Project, spearheading the first direct potable reuse demonstration project in the State of Florida, co-chairing the Florida Potable Reuse Commission, and undertaking a partnership with the Southwest Florida Water Management District to use highly treated recycled water to establish new estuarine habitat as part of the Kracker Avenue Coastal Restoration Project.

“I’m honored to be elected by my peers to support the implementation of innovative water reuse programs across the United States, and I’m looking forward to continuing to advance federal advocacy and education opportunities to increase the acceptance and use of recycled water,” Weiss says.

WateReuse Association also elected the following officers to its Executive Committee for 2024:

  • Vice President: Deven Upadhyay, Executive Officer and Assistant General Manager, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • Treasurer: John Kmiec, Director, Tucson Water Department
  • Secretary: Jon Freedman, Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions
  • Past President: Craig Lichty, Area Director and Vice President, Black & Veatch

“Our leadership at the WateReuse Association represents some of our industry’s most dynamic leaders and creative thinkers,” says Executive Director Patricia Sinicropi. “We are honored and excited to have Bart Weiss lead our Association next year as we work with our members to remove barriers and elevate opportunities to further advance water reuse.”


Contact: Ben Glickstein | bglickstein@watereuse.org | (571) 445-5513

The WateReuse Association is the nation’s only trade association solely dedicated to advancing laws, policy, funding, and public acceptance of recycled water. Our membership includes utilities that recycle water, businesses that support the development of recycled water projects, and consumers of recycled water.

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