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Lehman, Moore named official nominees for ASCE 2022 president-elect

The official nominees for 2022 ASCE president-elect, as selected by the Society’s Board of Direction Nominating Committee, are Maria Lehman and Peter M. Moore.

Paying attention to details pays off

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Society makes Rilett new Fellow

Laurence R. Rilett, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering and the inaugural holder of the Keith W. Klaasmeyer Chair in Engineering and Technology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL), has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.

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Modeling storm sewer networks and urban flooding

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