Ivy Drexler


Senior Consultant


With nearly 10 years of experience in local government regulations and utilities, Ivy was most recently the Plant Manager for the South Cross Bayou Advanced Water Reclamation Facility, a 33 million gallon per day water resource recovery facility in Pinellas County, Florida. Leading a team of dedicated operations staff, Ivy has experience with achieving regulatory compliance, troubleshooting process control issues, maintaining operation during large capital improvement projects, and instituting reliability centered maintenance practices. Ivy is committed to community outreach and education, previously overseeing an award-winning Education Program that incorporated state education standards into plant tours and hands-on activities. Ivy’s collaborative research and grant writing efforts have resulted in a patented algae-based wastewater treatment technology, as well as nearly one million dollars of grant funding to support engineering R&D and educational opportunities in her community. Ivy has previously worked with pilot systems as well as on-site sewage treatment and disposal systems. Her most recent collaborative research projects were focused on disinfection byproduct formation and alternative electron donors for denitrification. Ivy is dedicated to advancing resource recovery, closed-loop systems, and sustainability in the water and wastewater sector. Her areas of interest and expertise are biological wastewater treatment processes, environmental compliance, and resource recovery.


PhD in Engineering Science, MS in Engineering Science, BS Environmental Science, Graduate Certificate in Adult Education, Envision Sustainability Professional (Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure). Studies abroad: Universidad Iberoamericana in Tijuana, Mexico; School for Field Studies, Queensland, Australia; UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, The Netherlands.