Jeff Mosher is the General Manager of SAWPA, which manages the Inland Empire Brine Line and provides planning services for the Santa Ana River Watershed, a region that includes portions of four counties and over 6 million people. He oversees the operation of the Brine Line, a 73-mile, $380 million regional collection system that provides salinity management for the watershed by removing groundwater desalter brine and other highly saline wastewater discharges, including from a variety of commercial and industrial facilities. He directs SAWPA’s efforts to develop regional plans, programs, and projects that protect the Santa Ana River basin water resources to maximize beneficial uses within the watershed. In support of these efforts, he is involved in a broad range of water resources issues including water supply reliability, water quality improvement, recycled water, wastewater treatment, groundwater management, climate resiliency, salinity management, and integrated regional planning.
Prior to SAWPA, Jeff worked for an engineering design firm providing support for the feasibility, planning, permitting, and design of water resource projects, including recycled water and groundwater treatment facilities. He is the former Executive Director of the National Water Research Institute, former Chief Research Officer for the Water Environment and Reuse Foundation (WE&RF), and the former Research Director for the WateReuse Foundation.
Jeff was named the WateReuse Person of the Year by the WateReuse Association in 2017; he received the Water Environment Federation President’s Award in 2016; and he was the American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) Member of the Year in 2015.
He obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in chemistry from the College of William and Mary and a Master of Science Degree in civil and environmental engineering from George Washington University.