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A conversation with Dr Beverley Stinson: an international career in water

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08 April 2024

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This year’s ICE NI Prestige Lecture is a conversation with Dr Beverley Stinson,  the executive vice president, global water business line leader at AECOM, who is based in Maryland, USA. Beverley hails originally from Co Tyrone and attended Dungannon High School before attending Queen’s University Belfast where she obtained her degree in civil engineering and then her doctorate.

Chatting to Beverley will be Chris Caves, a director at Arup in Belfast, past-chair of ICE NI and a fellow student at QUB. Chris will ask Beverley about her early career in NI, the path to her current role at AECOM and what her vision is for the future of the global water industry.


Dr Beverley Stinson

Dr Beverley Stinson


executive vice president, global water business line leader

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Dr Beverley Stinson

Dr Beverley Stinson is the executive vice president for AECOM’s Global Water business line, responsible for approximately $1B (USD) in annual revenue and nearly 6,000 professionals worldwide and is currently based in Maryland, USA. As a business leader, she is committed to upholding the highest standards of delivery in engineering planning, design and management, across a diverse range of markets. As an accomplished civil engineer, is widely recognised as a wastewater expert with an emphasis on applied research and innovation.

Dr. Stinson has focused her career on developing cutting-edge technologies and identifying novel solutions for some of the world’s most complex water challenges, including emerging issues like water reuse, energy neutrality, and PFAS. She has led numerous large municipal wastewater and biosolids master planning programs for clients throughout the world and has conducted extensive research into biological nutrient removal processes, co-digestion, and nutrient and energy recovery processes. 
Dr Stinson studied at Dungannon High School and read civil engineering at Queen’s University, Belfast, where she received her doctorate. She is actively engaged with industry-leading organisations and advocates such as the Water Environment Federation, the Water Research Foundation, and the National Association of Clean Water Agencies in the USA.

Her projects have received numerous awards and her insights have been documented widely in technical publications and presentations. She has served as a principal investigator and technical contributor for the Water Research Foundation on numerous projects including the recent mainstream de-ammonification compendium.  

Chris Caves

Chris Caves


North Transport Group Leader

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Chris Caves

Chris leads Arup's infrastructure business in Northern Ireland, building this from inception to a team of over 50 people. Over recent years, he has led the delivery of many of Northern Ireland’s most significant projects including A8 Belfast to Larne, A26 Dualling, Coleraine to Derry/Londonderry Track Renewals and Belfast Transport Hub. 

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