Paul EgerPaul Eger is a volunteer with Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. He specializes in passive treatment of mining influenced water, waste management, reclamation and regulatory issues. Prior to 2011, he was a principal engineer with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Lands and Minerals, where for over 30 years he worked with environmental issues related to mining. He was a pioneer in the use of wetlands to remove trace metals from mine drainage, and much of his work focused on the development of successful passive treatment systems to control mine drainage problems. He has also been a leader in the development of cost-effective and environmentally safe reclamation using waste products, such as municipal solid waste compost, paper processing waste, and dredge material from Lake Superior. He served as an expert witness on water quality issues and at reclamation rules hearings and served on the Department's hazardous waste team, where he was responsible for the clean up of abandoned dump sites. Paul has been involved with ITRC for 10 years; initially as a member and instructor for the Constructed Treatment Wetlands team and later as a co-team leader and training instructor for the ITRC Mitigation Wetlands and Mining Waste teams. He earned a bachelorís degree in chemical engineering from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. Paul is a registered professional engineer.