Brown and Caldwell today announce that industry leader Pam Elardo has joined the firm as a senior advisor to help water and wastewater agencies overcome the challenges facing the utility of the future.
With four decades of environmental engineering experience, Elardo has served as a public sector executive responsible for leading large-scale, complex wastewater utilities to protect public health and the environment. She has managed organizations with annual multimillion-dollar capital and operating budgets and directed optimization efforts at utilities operating more than a dozen wastewater resource recovery facilities (WRRF), creating clean water and valuable resources from billions of gallons of wastewater daily.
Earlier in her career, Elardo gained valuable operational experience from roles that included WRRF plant manager, asset management program leader, and environmental regulator implementing the Clean Water Act. Passionate about water and equity, she has been involved with international non-profit organizations serving communities facing dire water and sanitation issues.
She will identify and develop solutions to help utilities navigate evolving environmental regulatory and climate challenges
As a senior advisor within Brown and Caldwell’s utility performance practice, Elardo will leverage her experience and connections to create sustainable and equitable improvements in clients’ organizations while boosting the firm’s reputation as a technical leader in utility optimization. She will identify and develop solutions to help utilities navigate evolving environmental regulatory and climate challenges, optimize business practices, and create strategic plans to build resilient systems ready to address and be successful in the face of present and future stressors.
Brown and Caldwell Chief Technical Officer Wendy Broley said: “I am delighted to welcome a renowned leader of Pam’s stature. Her vast experience will help our utility clients improve operational efficiency and solve complex challenges to maintain essential water and sanitation services for communities.”
Based in Seattle, Washington, Elardo is a licensed professional engineer, a certified wastewater treatment plant operator, and holds a master’s degree in environmental engineering and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering.