Keynote Speakers for KWEA / KsAWWA Joint Conference

Gustavo Gallo

Gustavo Gallo, WEF Trustee

Gustavo R. Gallo-Chacon is a member of the 2022-23 board of trustees for the Water Environment Federation (WEF).

Gallo-Chacon is the president and founder of Galher Ambiental, S.A. de C.V. in Monterrey, NL, Mexico, providing consulting, engineering, and contractor services. He has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from UANL and a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Civil Engineering Institute UANL. He has 46 years of experience in industrial wastewater treatment, drinking water treatment, and municipal wastewater treatment.

As a Sociedad Mexicana de Aguas, A.C. (Mexico WEF MA) member since 1976, Gallo-Chacon served as the 1993-94 and 2015-2017 president, as a WEF HOD member and as WEF executive committee member 1998-1999, and WEF Health and safety committee member 1997-1998. In 1999 with the help of WEAT and Texas TNRCC, he started an operators school and voluntary operators certification program. Both programs continue offering courses and voluntary certification nowadays. He is an SMAAC training committee member and trainer since 1999 and was I.P.A. Founder councilor (Nuevo Leon State Environmental Protection Institute) 1989 – 1990.


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