Mr Kevin Price
Senior Science and Technology Advisor, Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC Water Research)
Eng. Price started his career with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation over 35 years ago as a researcher studying, at the time, the world’s largest membrane desalination facility in Yuma, AZ, later managing water treatment engineering and research for the agency and retiring as the Coordinator of the Advanced Water Treatment Research Program. He has been a strong advocate for research and innovation including service on the boards of the American Membrane Technology Association and the International Desalination Association, on the WateReuse Research Foundation’s Research Advisory Committee, on the National Water Research Institute’s Research Advisory Board, on the steering committee for the WHO Guidance Document on Desalination for a Safe Water Supply, as the U.S. Country Technical Representative for MEDRC, and working with European, Middle Eastern, North African, and Asian countries. He was one of the two primary authors of the Desalination and Water Purification Technology Roadmap, managed the Desalination and Water Purification Research and Development Program, managed the Title XVI research program, and was responsible for the design, construction, O&M, R&D, and policy for Reclamation’s Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility in Alamogordo, NM.
He is particularly interested in issues surrounding water scarcity, water and peace, the values of water, the history of desalination, and advanced water treatment innovation through research and prizes.