Tom Walski is senior product manager for water and wastewater products for Bentley Systems. He has a Ph.D. in environmental and water resources engineering from Vanderbilt University. He has authored several books and several hundred journal papers and conference presentations. He was named one of the 50 icons of the water industry over the past 50 years by Water and Wastes magazine. He has won numerous awards for his work such as the best distribution and plant operation paper in the Journal AWWA on three occasions. He has served as an executive director of the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority, engineering manager for Pennsylvania American Water, associate professor of environmental engineering at Wilkes University, an engineer with the Army Corps of Engineers and manager of distribution system operation for the City of Austin, Texas. He co-holds seven patents for hydraulic analysis techniques. He is a registered a professional engineer in two states.