About Us

WebH2O is a company whose  primary focus is building web-based environmental information management systems. WebH2O is an Internet-based system used by private and public organizations to securely collect, analyze and share environmental information with one another. WebH2O improves the timeliness and accuracy of environmental data, reduces the burden and costs associated with reporting data, enhances data access for environmental professionals, and supports better decisions on environmental and health issues.

Our Team

Yoram Rubin,  President, CEO

Photo of Yoram RubinDr. Yoram Rubin provides overall and technical leadership to the WebH2O project. Dr. Rubin is a professor of environmental engineering at UC Berkeley, in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His areas of expertise include groundwater hydrology, contaminant transport, subsurface characterization of geological media, spatial analysis and geostatistics, and environmental risk assessment. He is the recipient of the 2004 Hydrologic Sciences Award of the Hydrology Section of the American Geophysical Union. In 2006, he was nominated a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.   

Additional information is available at https://www.ce.berkeley.edu/people/faculty/rubin

Contact Information:
Email: yoram.rubin(at)webh2o.net
Phone (510) 295-5680

Chris Michaelis, Web Developer

Photo of Chris Michaelis Chris Michaelis assists with development of WebH2O web-based tools and products. Chris received a B.S. in Computer Science at Utah State University, and an M.S. in Geographic Information Science at Idaho State University. His experience covers a wide range of software development, including applications for environmental modeling, education, diabetes data analysis, systems administration tools, web hosting, geospatial solutions, and general web development.

Contact information:
Email: chris.michaelis(at)webh2o.net

Lilly Shrager, Project Management & Quality Assurance

Photo of Lilly Shrager Lilly Shrager oversees project management, testing & quality assurance of WebH2O web application and develops user guides and documentation.

Lilly received her B.Sc. From the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) in Electrical Engineering with concentrations in Computer Science. She has worked at several startups in Silicon Valley, with experience in design and development of user interface features and digital rights management (DRM) software.
Contact information:
Email: lilly.shrager(at)webh2o.net

Advisory Board

Doron Rotem

Photo of Doron RotemDr. Doron Rotem is on our Advisory Board and is currently a senior staff scientist and a member of the Data Management group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. His research interests include Grid Computing, Workflow, Scientific Data Management and Parallel and Distributed Computing and Algorithms. Prior to that Dr Rotem co-founded and served as a CTO of a startup company, called CommerceRoute, that made software products in the area of workflow and data integration. In CommerceRoute he led a development team that built software to integrate heterogeneous databases and ERP systems such as SAP and  PeopleSoft. Prior to that, Dr. Rotem was an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Canada.

Contact information:
Email: doron.rotem(at)webh2o.net

Slawomir W. Hermanowicz

Photo of Slav HeramanowiczProf. Slav Hermanowicz is a U.C. Berkeley  faculty member in the Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering and sits on our Advisory Board. He brings expertise in biological water and wastewater treatment processes; biofilms and their development; analysis of full-scale treatment reactors; nutrient control; and  sustainable development.

Email: hermanowicz(at)ce.berkeley.edu
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Maggi Kelly

Photo of Maggi KellyDr. Maggi Kelly sits on our Advisory Board. She brings her expertise in ecological monitoring and landscape quantification using integrated geospatial technologies - GIS, remote sensing, GPS, spatial analysis, modeling and landscape ecology approaches. She is the faculty director of the U.C. Berkeley Geospatial Imaging and Informatics Facility (GIIF), in the College of Natural Resources. Dr. Kelly received her Ph.D from the Department of Geography. University of Colorado, Boulder, and her M.A. and B.A also in Geography from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and U.C. Berkeley.

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