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NWRI's Executive Director


Jeffrey J. Mosher


Jeff Mosher joined the National Water Research Institute (NWRI), a public-private partnership in Fountain Valley, California, in 2005. He is responsible for advancing NWRI’s mission of creating new sources of water through research and technology and to protecting the freshwater and marine environments.


As Executive Director, Mr. Mosher manages NWRI’s research program, as well as organizes events, identifies research funding opportunities and research partners, and communicates the results of research to the water community and public.


Mr. Mosher has worked in the water industry for over 18 years. Prior to joining NWRI, he spent 3 years with the WateReuse Foundation, an educational, nonprofit organization that serves to increase public awareness and understanding of recycled water and to facilitate the development of technology to improve water recycling and desalination. As Director of Research Programs, he was responsible for directing the Foundation’s multi-million dollar research program, overseeing staff and financial resources, identifying research partners, planning and holding workshops and conferences, and supporting the needs of the Board of Directors, advisory committees, and volunteers. During this time, he was also Director of Technical Services for the WateReuse Association, a non-profit trade organization representing water reuse agencies.


Mr. Mosher worked for the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies from 1999 to 2002 as Director of Technical Services, where he spearheaded technical support for the Association, which represents large municipally-owned drinking water systems. He was responsible for tracking regulatory and legislative issues, as well as for managing association programs and initiatives. In this capacity, he helped establish and coordinate a national advisory committee on water utility security prior to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.


Over the years, Mr. Mosher has provided scientific and technical support on a variety of water-related issues, such as human risk assessments; chemical and microbial occurrence in water; the fate and transport of contaminants in the environment; water treatment technology performance evaluations; and economic cost and benefit analyses. He worked for 10 years as an environmental consultant in the areas of water quality, regulation, and policy. In addition, he worked 3 years in technical services in the manufacturing industry.


Mr. Mosher received a B.S. in Chemistry from the College of William and Mary and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from George Washington University. He currently lives in Orange County, California.

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Phone: (714) 378-3278

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