Anish R. Jantrania Anish R. Jantrania is an Associate Professor/Extension Specialist in the Biological & Agricultural Engineering Department at Texas A&M University. He is based at the Blackland Research & Extension Center in Temple, Texas. Dr. Jantrania has over 25 years of experience working in the wastewater industry, in the public and private sectors, with a focus on On-Site Sewage Facilities and decentralized wastewater systems used in areas not served by public sewer. His research and extension interests focus on sustainable infrastructure to ensure the availability of clean water to meet society's water demands, and to ensure safe sanitation to protect public health and environmental quality. Before joining Texas A&M, Anish has worked in Virginia, Massachusetts, and West Virginia, and has studied in West Virginia, South Carolina, Ohio, and India. Anish is a nationally recognized technical expert and speaker at environmental health conferences and other technical conferences such as ASAE, WEF and NOWRA. Anish is a registered professional engineer in Texas, Virginia, Massachusetts, and West Virginia.

Mark A. Gross is the Training Manager for Orenco systems, Inc. in Sutherlin, OR, and a former Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He has a BS in Civil Engineering, MS in Civil Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Engineering. Dr. Gross has 20 years of experience in the decentralized wastewater field both as a teacher and as a designer. He has authored or co-authored over 75 articles in the field. His research is in the area of decentralized wastewater, currently working on phosphorus removal in soil-based systems. He maintained an active consulting practice in addition to his university duties, and is a registered professional engineer in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, and Virginia.