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Water Reuse Expert Greta Zornes Rejoins CDM Smith

April 24, 2020
NEW ORLEANS—CDM Smith is pleased to announce that Greta Zornes, PhD, has rejoined CDM Smith. Zornes is a principal senior management specialist and practice leader for water reuse and industrial treatment. She previously worked for CDM Smith in the early 2000s as a project engineer. 

Zornes has had an impressive career over the last two decades, focusing on municipal and industrial water reuse and other challenging water projects, studies and research. Drawn to complex projects, she enjoys working on inter­na­tional teams and has lived and worked in Australia, Canada and India, in addition to working for many other inter­na­tional clients. She previously served as the field water quality program lead for a facility where 98% of produced water was recycled. 

Passionate and client-oriented, her ambition to learn and proficient knowledge in water reuse complements the rest of our water services team. After working in Australia, Zornes recognized the importance of varying water supplies and different treatment methods, incor­po­rat­ing reuse, desal, dams and conser­va­tion to continue to bring a holistic approach to water. 

Zornes is a team leader and a major addition to our New Orleans office. She is bringing valuable insight to an R&D project currently underway to predict COVID-19 outbreaks via wastewater analysis. “I am very inspired by Tim Wall’s approach and vision for the next 10 years—partic­u­larly when it comes to leveraging R&D investment to be leaders in growth fields, such as reuse. CDM Smith’s private ownership model coupled with a dedicated and visionary CEO—as well as established technical leadership in water—were all contribut­ing factors in my decision to join CDM Smith,” said Zornes. 

CDM Smith is a privately owned engineering and construc­tion firm providing legendary client service and smart solutions in water, environment, trans­porta­tion, energy and facilities. Passionate about our work and invested in each other, we are inspired to think and driven to solve the world’s envi­ron­men­tal and infra­struc­ture challenges.

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