Perpich, W.

Veolia Water Americas, St. Petersburg, Florida

William (Bill) Perpich is a Director of Business Development for Veolia Water Technologies. He has more than 25 yr of experience in environmental engineering, focusing on physical/chemical and biological treatment of industrial process water and wastewater systems. He holds a BS degree from the University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point, with an emphasis in wastewater treatment and solid/hazardous waste management. For the past 5 yr, Mr. Perpich’s role at Veolia Water Technologies has involved business development for the oil and gas sector, including refineries, chemical and petrochemical plants. He specializes in identifying and implementing the best technologies that provide clients with cost-effective, reliable, environmentally friendly and compliant solutions.

Sustainability and the water management company’s role

Perpich, W., Veolia Water Americas

Water is key to the hydrocarbon processing and chemical processing industries. Yet, it is not an infinite resource, which creates operational, financial and regulatory risks. The true cost of water can include insurance and litigation costs and disposal costs, plus the capital expenditures (CAPEX) and operating expenses (OPEX) of water infrastructure.