ORLANDO, FL – Elisabetta Natale, water resources engineer with WSP, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, was selected to join the 2018 Class of the Water Leadership Institute (WLI), a program of the Water Environment Federation (WEF). Natale was one of 54 professionals chosen to participate in the selective program that promotes leadership in the water and wastewater industry.
“This is a great opportunity for me to enhance my leadership skills within the water sector and continue to discover the latest trends and innovative engineering solutions to expand my contribution to WSP clients and my professional commitment to promote the value of water,” said Natale. “Not only does the WLI foster invaluable skills such as effective communication, innovation and relationship building, it provides the opportunity to work and collaborate with emerging leaders with different backgrounds and levels of experience in the water industry. Leadership is necessary to motivate, inspire, engage and ultimately achieve a vision shared by a group and, although it is partly an innate skill, it can always be improved with training.”
Natale, whose background is in civil and environmental engineering with a focus on hydrology and hydraulics, is currently working on a variety of WSP projects, ranging from wastewater infrastructure design to water conservation master planning. “I am presently mainly devoted to the management of two domestic wastewater treatment facility design projects; one is currently at 90% design and the other is under construction, which is the real test since there are so many variables involved, and problems to address as they arise,” she said. “But it’s during these challenging times that creativity, ingenuity and teamwork will come into play.”
Natale is a member of the Young Professional Advisory Council (YPAC), which engages emerging leaders of the Orlando Economic Partnership, a not-for-profit, public/private partnership encompassing seven counties in Central Florida, whose mission is to provide the region with a durable competitive advantage in global competition for quality jobs, economic growth, broad-based prosperity and a sustainable quality of life.
WSP provides innovative solutions and technologies for planning, engineering and management to improve the effectiveness of drinking water, wastewater and stormwater systems for municipal and industrial clients nationwide. The firm has provided consulting services to the Water Conserve II system, an innovative water reclamation and reuse project located in Central Florida. WSP led the planning and design efforts for the North Dorchester Bay Combined Sewer Overflow tunnel project located along the South Boston waterfront. The firm was also a key partner in the award winning project team for transforming part of the historic former 1.2-mllion-square-foot St. Elizabeths Campus into the new United States Coast Guard Headquarters located in Washington D.C.
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