Kenneth R. Wright, P.E., D.WRE

Founder of WEI, Ken Wright serves as president. His specialties include pollution control, hydrology, water rights, water supply, groundwater, flood control and drainage. Ken received the Order of Merit for Distinguished Service to the Republic of Peru, several honorary degrees and professorships and ASCE’s Distinguished Membership for his direction of paleohydrologic research at Mesa Verde National Park and at the Peruvian archaeological sites of Machu Picchu, Tipon and Moray, Peru.

Jonathan E. Jones, P.E., D.WRE

Licensed as a professional engineer in 10 states, Jon Jones is very active professionally as a speaker and writer on water resources issues (approximately 100 publications); continuing engineering education instructor (roughly 40 courses); four-term chairman of ASCE’s Urban Water Resources Research Council; chairman and principal author of the ASCE/WEF Manual of Practice for the Design and Construction of Urban Stormwater Management Systems; co-principal developer of the International Stormwater BMP Database ( HYPERLINK "http://www.bmpdatabase.org" www.bmpdatabase.org); member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers; member of the Cherry Creek Basin Water Quality Authority (appointed by the Colorado governor); and member of the board of directors of the Urban Water Resources Institute.

Over his nearly 29-year career, Jon has prepared written or verbal testimony as an expert witness approximately 75 times in judicial and administrative hearings.  Jon has served on numerous on numerous advisory committees and expert panels for such organizations as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Regional Water Quality Control Board.  A number of Jon’s projects have been recognized with significant regional or national awards, and he was the co-recipient of ASCE’s 2003 State-of-the-Art Civil Engineering Award and recipient of the Urban Water Resources Research Council Award for Outstanding Service in 2005.


E. Robert Weiner, Ph.D.

A former chemistry professor at DU, now emeritus, Bob Weiner works in the chemistry of pollution control; hazardous waste; water quality; and chemical fingerprinting to identify contaminants and their sources. He is an expert on the fate and mobility of contaminants in surface water, groundwater, and soils; sampling and analysis protocols; and data validation for extensive sampling programs. Bob is frequently asked to testify on these issues to regulatory bodies.

Jennifer Keyes

With an M.S. in hydrology and a B.A. in biology, Jenn Keyes works on environmental site assessments (ESAs), stormwater, best management practices, regulatory permitting, bioassessments and water quality issues including watershed management. Jenn is a CDOT Erosion Control Supervisor and a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control. She serves as the Advisory Committee member for the Mountain States Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association.