Joseph has had several different positions in his years with MWH—now Stantec—including global manager of the water knowledge center and manager of municipal technology. Today, he’s vice president and director of research. With over 30 years of experience in environmental health engineering, he specializes in water quality and treatment, water and wastewater disinfection, membrane technology, and public health.
As technical director, principal investigator, project manager, or engineer, Joseph has contributed to the completion of over 80 water and wastewater projects. He’s published over 200 peer-reviewed and proceedings papers, and he was the first to publish in peer-reviewed literature on how low-pressure membrane filtration could be employed for the treatment of municipal water supplies in the US. Today, this is a commonplace technology used throughout the world.
Joseph serves as an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and he’s also a past chair for the Water Reuse Research Foundation board of directors. Currently, he serves on the board and executive committee of AWWA, and he’s a past recipient of the AWWA Golden Spigot award and two AWWA Best Paper awards—he also received the organization’s Volunteer of the Year of award. Well-acquainted with the world, Joseph also served three years as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of the Congo.