Nicole Blute is a Senior Associate with Hazen and Sawyer Environmental Engineers and Scientists in their Los Angeles office. She specializes in water quality and treatment. Much of her work involves developing, testing, and planning treatment of impaired groundwater for both constituents of health concern and aesthetics. She also leads distribution system water quality projects and disinfection strategy improvements. Dr. Blute is a trained Flavor Profile Analyst for diagnosing taste and odor issues in water. She earned her PhD from MIT in Environmental Engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer in California.