Black & Veatch Corporation’s James Barnard, Ph.D., P.E., has received the 2011 Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize for inventing a biological method to treat used water so that it can be returned safely to lakes and rivers. His technology (biological nutrient removal [BNR]) uses naturally occurring microorganisms to remove nitrogen and phosphorus. Barnard is a Clarke Prize Laureate, having received the 2007 Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize from NWRI for his pivotal research contributions and practical applications of biotechnology to wastewater treatment processes.

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