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June 2024 Meeting

  • 4 Jun 2024
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • The Riverside Hotel


  • Guest invited by a BCFR Member.

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Speaker: Bradley Lusk, Ph.D., CEO of Precient Technologies 

Topic: International Water Security, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WSSH) through a Public, Private, and Non-Profit Lens 

Bio: Brad is a serial entrepreneur and biotechnology specialist with over 15 years of experience in developing, evaluating, and commercializing water and remediation-based technologies. He has served as the CEO for a biotech firm that employed microorganisms to filter and recover critical materials from waters influenced by mining and recycling.

As a fellow for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Brad served as a water and climate change expert on international development projects as a Water Resources Specialist for the U.S. Department of State, a Bureau Environmental Adviser at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and an Activity Manager for Climatelinks at USAID. As a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine fellow, he conducted research on integrating biotic and abiotic materials at the Naval Research Laboratory. As a former professor, Brad encouraged students to think creatively about how to ensure sustainable access to water in a rapidly changing climate and how advances in biotechnology may reshape our perspective of what is possible.

Currently, Brad serves as the Senior Technology Adviser for a firm that advises water utilities in the U.S. that supply water to ~135 million people. He is also the founder of multiple non-profit organizations focused on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) engagement, climate action, and sustainability. In his free time, Brad enjoys running, climbing, hiking, and the outdoors.

Brad earned a Ph.D. in Biological Design (Environmental Biotechnology) and B.S. in Biology at Arizona State University.

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