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Kate McMordie Stoughton

Kate McMordie Stoughton

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Kate McMordie Stoughton is a water efficiency engineer with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, specializing in Federal water management. Ms. McMordie Stoughton currently leads the water efficiency team for PNNL. Ms. McMordie Stoughton's work includes the development of strategic plans for water management at Federal sites, Federal policy guidance in water management, and development and instruction of water management training. Ms. McMordie Stoughton also has expansive knowledge on developing comprehensive facility level water evaluations, identifying implementation strategies for water conservation and efficiency. Ms. McMordie Stoughton provides water management expertise to Federal programs such as the DOE, the Army, and the General Services Administration.

Research Interests

  • Water management strategic planning
  • Alternative water: deployment of alternative water systems including advanced secondary treatment
  • Water policy development

Education and Credentials

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado
  • Association of Energy Engineers Certified Water Efficiency Professional

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • American Water Works Association

Awards and Recognitions

  • Recognized in June 2016 as a DOE Sustainability Superstar for the development of DOE's Strategic Water Management Plan

PNNL Publications


  • Connelly EB, J Akanji, ME Goodsite, M Kodack, KD Mikkelsen, KL McMordie Stoughton, and JH Lambert. 2017. "Advances in the Net-Zero Paradigm and Resilience of Net-Zero Strategic Plans for Water Systems." Chapter 10 in Green Defense Technology, ed. ME Goodsite and S Juhola, pp. 171-218.  Springer Science+Business Media, Dordrecht, Netherlands.  doi:10.1007/978-94-017-7600-4_10


  • McMordie Stoughton K, and J Kearney. 2015. "Army Reserve Comprehensive Water Efficiency Assessments." Public Works Digest XXVII(2):25-26. 
  • McMordie Stoughton K. 2015. "Comprehensive Water-Efficiency Solutions." Energy Engineering 112(5):7-11. 
  • Parker SA, WD Hunt, K McMordie Stoughton, BK Boyd, KM Fowler, TM Koehler, WF Sandusky, GP Sullivan, and R Pugh. 2015. Metering Best Practices, A Guide to Achieving Utility Resource Efficiency, Release 3.0PNNL-23892, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 



  • McMordie Stoughton K, X Duan, and EM Wendel. 2013. Reverse Osmosis OptimizationPNNL-22682, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 


  • McMordie Stoughton K. 2011. "Federal Agencies Leading by Example." Colorado WaterWise (Spring 2011):6-7. 




  • Solana AE, and K Mcmordie. 2006. "Water Management Planning: A Case Study at Blue Grass Army Depot." In American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2006 Conference Proceedings, p. Paper No.: ACE63006.  American Water Works Association, Denver, CO. 
  • Solana AE, and K Mcmordie. 2006. "Water-Using Equipment: Commercial and Industrial ." Chapter 182 in Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology, ed. BL Capehart.  CRC PRess, Boca Raton, FL. 
  • Solana AE, and K Mcmordie. 2006. "Water-Using Equipment: Domestic ." In Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology, ed. BL Capehart, pp. 1596-1606.  CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 
  • Mcmordie K, and AE Solana. 2006. "Update of Market Assessment for Capturing Water Conservation Opportunities in the Federal Sector." In American Water Works Association 2006 Annual Conference and Exposition, p. Paper no. AWWA ACE63148.  American Water Works Association, Denver, CO. 
  • Mcmordie K, WF Sandusky, AE Solana, and DJ Bates. 2006. Updated Analysis of Energy and cost Savings for Utility service Program at Federal SitesPNNL-16170, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 






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