Ed Clerico, P.E.

Ed Clerico, P.E.

CEO Emeritus

Mr. Clerico is widely recognized as an innovator and entrepreneur in the field of sustainable infrastructure. He is noted for having made significant achievements in the practices of wastewater reuse and carbon waste reuse, with over 40 projects, some of which are part of America’s leading green buildings and neighborhoods and most of which entail complete design, build and operation services. He is a licensed professional engineer, licensed wastewater operator and a LEED Accredited Professional.

Mr. Clerico has 30 years of experience in water resource and waste management and is the Founder and former President of both Applied Water Management, Inc. (AWM) and Alliance Environmental LLC and former CEO of Natural Systems Utilities, LLC during its venture growth phase. He also previously held executive roles with American Water as Technical Development Director and VP of Strategy.

Mr. Clerico presently serves as an advisor to the CEO and Executive Management Team of NSU while also focusing on other bio-resource innovations via the Clerico Group (Carriage Farm, LLC and Clerico Farm LLC). Mr. Clerico has also been Co-Principal Investigator on research sponsored by the Water Environment Research Federation (WERF) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and remains at the forefront of water/energy innovation and the advancement of ecology as infrastructure. He has recently been appointed to a technical advisory panel working for the National Water Research Institute (NWRI) and the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) on developing guidelines for distributed water reuse.