ISG Water/Wastewater Group Leader Walter Eshenaur, PE, brings a diverse career and years of global experience to ISG. Read along to learn more about his worldly travels and his experiences with the firm thus far!

What is the best work-related advice you have been given?

An African proverb sums it up best: "When you hear hoof beats, look for horses not zebras." Meaning, in the face of a challenge, look first to accepted solutions that have worked in the past and don't immediately look for esoteric solutions that may be risky.

How do you define success?

I define success by the positive impact I have had on others. Success is often defined in monetary or position terms. I'm more interested in making a positive impact on my colleagues through building relationships, than I am on making tons of money or achieving a high position in the company. Money and position are temporary, but relationships last a lifetime.

Who has had a significant influence on your career path and in what way?

Jimmy Carter. I worked on a project in Ethiopia that he helped fund and lead to eradicate Guinea Worm from water supplies in a very remote nomadic region of the country. I was inspired by his focus on what's important and by his faith. He's been my hero ever since. My family has met him, but I was traveling when he visited Ethiopia.

Describe a challenging project you have encountered since coming to ISG and how you solved it.

City Brewery Wastewater Pump Station. I inherited this project when I first joined ISG. I had to get up to speed very quickly. The main challenge was to design a pumping system and to select the right pumps for very hot wastewater (120 degrees F) and a pH range of 2 to 12. We successfully installed a working well in 2019.

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