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Civil and Architectural Engineering

College of Engineering and Applied Science

William D. Bellamy

Adjunct Professor of Practice

Office:  Engineering 3094
University of Wyoming

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering

Dept. 3295
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Office Phone: 307.766.2390
Fax Number: 307.766.2221

William D. Bellamy



  • Ph.D., Civil (Environmental) Engineering, 1984, Colorado State University
  • M.S., Civil (Environmental) Engineering, 1974, University of Wyoming
  • B.S., Electrical (Bio-medical) Engineering, 1972, University of Wyoming


Overview of Work Experience

  • 2014 to Present, Deputy Director of the Center of Excellence in Produced Water Management – Adjunct Professor of Practice, University of Wyoming
  • 1984 to 2014, CH2M HILL; Fellow and Senior Vice President
  • 1978 to 1980, ARAMCO Inc., Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; Senior Environmental Engineer
  • 1974 to 1978, Texaco, Inc., Port Arthur, Texas; Senior Process Engineer
  • 1971 to 2001, Environmental Hygiene Agency, US Army, Captain

Board Appointments and Committees

  • Board member Iofina Inc., chemical company, 2014 to present
  • Advisory Board Member, Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES), Idaho Falls Idaho (consortium of Idaho State, Idaho, Boise State, Wyoming University and Idaho National Lab) 2015 to 2017
  • Colorado Water and Energy Consortium 2010 to 2016
  • CH2MHILL Foundation, Board Member, philanthropic foundation, 2012 to 2015
  • Drinking Water Subcommittee, Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC), to USEPA, 2010 to 2012
  • Science Advisory Board, USEPA, Homeland Security Advisory Committee 2005 to 2010
  • National Advisory Board, University of Wyoming, College of Engineering 2002 - 2010
  • International Experts Committee, Sydney Water Corporation 1999 and 2003, Sydney, Australia
  • National Drinking Water Advisory Council, USEPA, 1998 to 2000
  • S. EPA appointment to National Drinking Water Advisory Committee, Working Group on Research Prioritization, 2000
  • Co-chairman of AwwaRF and EPA’s experts workshop on Microbial and Disinfection Byproduct Research Needs, 1999
  • Technical Committee member for EPA and AwwaRF Disinfection and Disinfection Byproducts Council, 1997 to 2002
  • Chairman Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, Impacts of Recreation on Drinking Water Supplies, Metropolitan Water District Southern California, 1995
  • Co-chairman for AwwaRF and EPA Research Prioritization, 1996

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Sustainability Principles and Regulatory Development*, W Bellamy, P Swaim, J Curl, A Carpenter, A Roberson. Journal AWWA, March 2015
  • Biological and Ion Exchange Nitrate Removal Evaluation, K J Meyer, P D. Swaim, W D Bellamy, B E Rittmann, Y Tang, R Scott. Water Research Foundation, 2010
  • Treating Algal Toxins Using Oxidation, Adsorption, and Membrane Technologies, Alvarez, J Rose, and W Bellamy. Water Research Foundation, April 2010
  • Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory and Management Strategy Guidelines for Water Utilities, Water Research Foundation, November 2009.
  • UV Disinfection and Disinfection By-Product Characteristics of Unfiltered Water, Awwa Research Foundation, November 2004.
  • Application of the proposed UVDGM requirements to an existing UV disinfection installation, Journal AWWA, October 2004.
  • The Impact of Chemical Sequencing on Filtration Performance. IWA Publishing June 2004.
  • Capital Planning Strategy Manual. IWA Publishing October, 2003.
  • Use of a Mass Balance Model to Develop Guidelines for Treatment Plant Recycle Streams, Water Science & Technology: Water Supply 1:4 2001.
  • The Integrated Disinfection Design Framework Approach to Reactor Hydraulics Characterization, Journal Water Supply Research & Technology, AQUA, 50: 245-261, 2001.
  • Impacts of Backwash on Water Treatment Plant Operations, AWWA Research Foundation, January 2001.
  • Pilot Testing with the End in Mind, Journal AWWA, May 2001.
  • Determining Disinfection Needs*, JOURNAL AWWA Vol. 92, No. 5 pp. 44–52 May, 2000.
  • The Role of Mixing in Ozone Dissolution Systems, Journal International Ozone Association, August, 2000.
  • Hydrodynamic Evaluation of a Turbine Ozone Contactor, Journal International Ozone Association, August, 2000.
  • Secondary Impacts of Enhanced Coagulation, Journal AWWA 92:6:62. 2000.
  • Surrogate Indicators of Treatment Plant Performance,* AWWA Research Foundation, November, 2000.
  • Using Surrogates to Improve Plant Performance, Journal AWWA 92:3 p 67-78, March 2000.
  • Variability of Ozone Reaction Kinetics in Batch and Continuous Flow Reactors, Water Research, 33:9, June 1999.
  • Integrated Disinfection Design Framework,* American Water Works Association publication No. 90739, 1998.
  • Integrated Membrane Treatment in Alaska, Journal AWWA 89:10, October 1997.
  • Pilot plant testing of dissolved air flotation for treating Boston's low-turbidity surface water supply. Water Science and Technology 31:3-4 1995.
  • Full Scale Ozone Contactor Evaluation,* AWWA Research Foundation, 1994.
  • Assessing Water Treatment Plant Performance.* AWWA Journal. 85:12. December 1993. (Awarded Best Paper of the Year 1994 by AWWA Water Quality Division)
  • Inline Ozone Dissolution Demonstration Scale Evaluation.* Journal International Ozone Association, 13:5, 1991.
  • Treatment of VOC-Contaminated Groundwater by Hydrogen Peroxide and Ozone Oxidation* Research Journal WPCF, 63:2 March/April 1991.
  • Ozone in Water Treatment: Application and Engineering. (Contributing Author) AWWA Research Foundation, Lewis Publishing, Inc., 1990.
  • Diatomaceous Earth Filtration of Giardia Cysts and Other Substances. AWWA Journal. 78:1. January 1986.
  • Slow Sand Filtration: Influences of Process Variables.* AWWA Journal. 77:12. December 1985.
  • Removing Giardia Cysts with Slow Sand Filtration.* AWWA Journal. 77:2. February 1985.

Contributions to Books

  • Sustainable Approaches for Water Treatment Plant Optimization, Chapter 2. In: Comprehensive Water Quality and Purification, Elsevier Science, 2013
  • Water Treatment Plant Design 5th Edition, American Water Works Association, American Society of Civil Engineer, McGraw Hill July 10, 2012.
  • On Line Instrumentation and Control for Water Treatment, AWWA Research Foundation, publication (in print), Lead author for 2 chapters, 2001.
  • Slow Sand Filtration, ASCE Publication, Edited by Gary S. Logsdon, contributing author, 1991.
  • Ozone in Water Treatment, Lewis Publishers, Edited by Bruno Langlis, David Reckhow, and Deborah Brink, Contributing author to four chapters, 1991.
  • Manual of Design for Slow Sand Filtration, AwwaRF publication, Edited by David Hendricks, contributing author, 1991.

Over 100 Presentations and Publications

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