Lial F. Tischler is a partner in the environmental engineering consulting firm of Tischler/Kocurek. He received his B.S. degree in civil engineering from Texas Western College and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in environmental health engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Tischler has over 40 years of experience in industrial wastewater treatment, solid and hazardous waste management, surface and ground water hydrology, wastewater treatment system emissions estimation and controls, and water quality analysis. His clients are principally in the pharmaceutical manufacturing, petroleum, chemical and plastics, and wood products industries and he is a technical consultant to several national trade groups. He has been a technical consultant to the Pharmaceutical Research Manufacturers of America on wastewater treatment, water quality, air emissions, and hazardous and solid waste for over 25 years and assists many major pharmaceutical manufacturers with regulatory and wastewater management issues.