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Dr. Alex Sandu

Principal Civil Engineer/Industrial Wastewater Treatment Leader, Americas Region

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Dr. Sandu has more than 22 years of extensive experience in various capacities related to water and wastewater. Dr. Sandu’s clients come from a wide array of industries including aerospace, industrial manufacturing, mining, food and beverage and municipal. His areas of expertise include water and wastewater management strategy, treatment evaluation and selection, bench- and pilot-scale performance evaluation, civil works, hydrology, hydraulics, conceptual and detailed engineering design, startup, troubleshooting, construction management, and optimization of water and wastewater treatment plants using conventional and advanced treatment technologies. His experience also includes industrial permit negotiation and compliance support with municipalities and sanitation districts.

Dr. Sandu has led project teams of up to 40 people and has participated as Technical Lead in more than 80 projects during his career. Dr. Sandu has presented his work in a series of national (AWWA, CASQA, WEFTEC, AWRA) and international (IWA) conferences and has authored more than 18 technical articles. Dr. Sandu currently serves as the Chair of the Water Reuse in Food and Beverage Industries for WEF, is a member of the WEF Industrial Committee, and is a Committee member of the Stormwater Council for WEF. He is also the architect of WBER, an award winning software tool used for water/wastewater reuse strategy and conservation feasibility analysis.


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  • BS/BSc Civil and Sanitary Engineering – Technical University of Civil Engineering
  • MS/MSc Hydrology and Hydrogeology – University of Neuchatel and Polytechnical School of Lausanne
  • PhD Civil and Environmental Engineering – Technical University of Civil Engineering
  • Post-Doctorate , Jons Hopkins University-Policy Studies, Baltimore, MD


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Alex Sandu tiene más de 22 años de amplia experiencia en temas relacionados con el tratamiento de agua y aguas residuales. Entre sus áreas especializadas destacamos sus trabajos en obras civiles, hidrología, hidráulica y estrategias de gestión para el tratamiento de aguas residuales, además de la optimización del agua y tratamiento de las mismas utilizando plantas convencionales y tecnología avanzada.

Sandu ha liderado proyectos de equipos de hasta 40 personas y ha participado como responsable técnico en más de 80 proyectos durante su carrera. Su trabajo ha sido presentado en series nacionales y conferencias internacionales, y es autor de más de 18 artículos técnicos.

Actualmente lidera para WEF (Water Environment Federation) temas relacionados con la Reutilización del Agua en Alimentos y Bebidas Industriales, es miembro de la Comisión Industrial WEF, y miembro del comité del Consejo de Aguas fluviales para WEF.

De igual forma, Sandu es el arquitecto de una galardonada herramienta de software, utilizada para la estrategia de reutilización de aguas residuales y conservación del análisis de viabilidad.


  • Post Doctorado, Instituto de Estudios Políticos, John Hopkins University, USA
  • Ph.D Aguas y tratamiento de aguas residuales, Universidad de Ingeniería Civil y Universidad de Poitiers, France
  • MS Hidrología e Hidrogeología, Universidad de Neuchatel y Escuela Politécnica de Lausanne.
  • BS. Ingeniería Civil e Ingeniería Sanitaria de la Universidad de Ingeniería Civil, Bucarest.

El Dr. Alex Sandu trae a Lima su experiencia global en tratamiento de aguas