Michael Zafer is a nationally recognized expert in water treatment for plant process design, operations, and optimization, with experience working on a variety of drinking water, reuse and wastewater projects that span from conventional, innovative, and advanced treatment processes.
His drinking water experience has focused on treatment process selection and verification, treatability studies, and assisting water suppliers with complex regulatory compliance and water quality issues. His practical, hands-on approach has allowed Michael to collaborate with water suppliers from around the world to implement efficient and lasting solutions that resolve complex regulatory compliance and water quality issues.
It’s this exceptional drinking water expertise, coupled with more than three decades of dedication to CDM Smith, that makes Michael such a trusted leader for the firm. Today, he's helping the firm tackle the biggest issues facing our clients, including PFAS treatment, lead in drinking water and the transition to the "digital water" era.
Michael originally joined CDM Smith through recommendation of one of his college professors. “I jumped at the chance to interview. Working for CDM Smith in Dallas was the first job I took out of school; I plan on making it my last.”