William Lucas, Principal, Environmental Engineering at Green Earth Operations Inc.
William C Lucas, PhD. Dr. Lucas has provided innovative stormwater management designs for both new construction and urban retrofits for over 25 years. He wrote Delaware’s Green Technology Manual, and is co-chair of the LID Computations and the CSO-LID Task Committees of the ASCE/EWRI referenced above. His rigorous approach to modeling was used to confirm the SWMM model developed for Philadelphia Green Infrastructure. One of the first to use SWMM aquifer routines to model subsurface flow, he combined this with LID controls to demonstrate the benefits of LID SCMs to control CSOs. Based on his doctoral research into nutrient retention in bioretention systems, he developed an advanced bioretention system to optimize phosphorus and nitrogen removal from runoff. Published in 5 papers, this work was awarded two US patents and 10 international patents. Pilot and field scale systems are now undergoing testing programs in four states and three nations. Dr. Lucas' technology is now being applied to remove phosphorus from a wastewater treatment plant in Florida.