Innovations in Wastewater Treatment
- Featuring State CEC Funded BDP Technologies
- Intro to Public-Private Partnerships as a Means to Advancing Innovation
Meet Eric Li, CEO and Founder of BDP EnviroTech and recipient of a $1.56 million grant from the California Energy Commission, while he presents his patented Biological Double-Efficiency Wastewater Treatment Process, currently in operation in 54 facilities worldwide. Learn how BDP’s technology can promote healthy living and environmental sustainability and connect with industry leaders and financial partners as they introduce the potential of public-private partnerships as a means to advancing innovation in the water and wastewater industry. Participants will be invited to submit their challenges and/or barriers to implementing innovation in their respective organizations for review by our Environmental Sustainability Solutions Team.
The key inventor and CEO of BDP (Biological Double-efficiency Process) wastewater treatment technology. He has 15 years of experience managing the research and development of wastewater treatment and recycled water and has managed over 54 full-scale applications of BDP’s technology in Europe, China, U.S. and Taiwan. During his professional career, Mr. Li has held positions as the Project Manager with Oppenheimer Inc., a General Manager with Bundesdruckerei GmbH, the CEO of Business Dada Inc., and more recently, as the CEO of BDP EnviroTech.
A USC Graduate, serves as Chief Financial Officer of Webb Family Enterprises which owns and operates sixteen McDonald’s franchisees, Webb Investments (which has investments in restaurants, real estate, green technology, and other local businesses), CEEM (Cooperative Economic Empowerment Movement) an economic and social empowerment initiative to improve quality of life and opportunities for African Americans, and consults small-to-midsize family businesses. Kyle’s passion for diversity and inclusion, supports his efforts on the board of the McDonald’s Operators Association of Southern California, the So Cal People Team, Advisory Council of the Inland Empire, the San Bernardino Community College District’s Economic Development and Corporate Training Foundation; and the University of La Verne’s College of Business and Public Management’s Advisory Council.
Mayor Deborah Robertson
Visionary and distinctive leadership style has thrust the City of Rialto into the national spotlight as a recognized leader in the areas of public-private partnerships, business development and job creation. In November 2012 Deborah began her public service career that includes years on the Rialto City Council, leadership positions at the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), and more than 20 years with the California Department of Transportation. In 2019 Deborah Robertson launched Environmental Sustainability Businesses Solutions to address her vision in seeing innovation in technologies advanced to help address the myriad of environmental challenges.
A former California Public Utilities Commissioner and Appointments Secretary for the State of California. TAS Strategies, his consulting and legal advisory firm, serves clients on utility infrastructure, energy, broadband and financial services. TAS Strategies offers innovative solutions across the entire spectrum of power generation, delivery, and utilization.
Develops strong, cooperative relationships with Public and Private based organizations in support of small organizations that delivered services, financial support and resources used in business and non-profit development. He has over 19 years of small business development and management with the U.S. Small Business Development Administration.