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Fouss Receives Royce J. Tipton Award

ASCE has honored James L. Fouss, Ph.D, P.E., D.WRE (Ret.), M.ASCE, with the 2019 Royce J. Tipton Award for significant contributions to the advancement of agricultural drainage and water management through research, technology transfer, and service. Fouss had a distinguished 46-year career with USDA-ARS as an agricultural engineer and research leader, retiring in 2011. He is recognized as a world leader in agricultural drainage. From 1960...

Society Honors Heidi Nepf With Rouse

ASCE has honored Heidi M. Nepf, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, with the 2019 Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Award for fundamental contributions to environmental fluid mechanics and her world-renowned work on the impact of vegetation on flow, transport in rivers, wetlands, lakes, and coastal zones, and her efforts toward public education in science and the mentoring of students and young researchers. Nepf’s contributions to hydraulic education at undergraduate,...

Spelman and Sansalone Earn Hering Medal

ASCE has honored the writing team of David W. Spelman, Ph.D., EI, A.M.ASCE, and John J. Sansalone, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, with the 2019 Rudolph Hering Medal for the paper “Is the Treatment Response of Manufactured BMPs to Urban Drainage PM Loads Portable?” published in the April 2018 issue of the Journal of Environmental Engineering. Hydrodynamic separators (HS) and basins/tanks such as rectangular clarifiers (RC), as...

Environmental Engineering Expert Earns Fellow Honors

Veera Gnaneswar Gude, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, F.ASCE, an associate professor of environmental engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Mississippi State University, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction. Gude has over 18 years of academic, industry, and research experience in the environmental engineering field, including six years with Du Pont Singapore and a startup company in Seattle....

NOAA’s Lee Gains Fellow Status

Deborah H. Lee, P.E., P.H., D.WRE, F.ASCE, SES, director of NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL), has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction. As director of GLERL, and a member of the federal Senior Executive Service, Lee serves as the laboratory’s leader, providing guidance through conceptual development, implementation, and management of integrated, interdisciplinary scientific research and communications programs. With a staff...

5 Sustainable Projects You Wish Were in Your City

Infrastructure is good. Sustainable infrastructure is better. Rapid urbanization is a growing reality in infrastructure development. According to the Global Environment Facility, it’s estimated that more than two billion additional people will be living in cities by 2050. The need for sustainable infrastructure is more critical than ever. The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, an organization cofounded by ASCE in 2011, has made it easier for civil...

New Face Honoree Finds Inspiration in Mississippi River Basin

For Sarah McEwen, it was almost too good to be true. She moves to Jackson, Mississippi, to start her career as a water resources engineer, and what does she find? A detailed replica of the Mississippi River Basin constructed over 200 acres of park land. It’s a water resources engineer’s dream, right? “It’s the largest scale model in the world, and it’s in Jackson, Mississippi,” McEwen said....

Nationally Acclaimed Hydrologist, Distinguished Member Mariño Dies

Distinguished Member Miguel A. Mariño, U.S. representative to the International Association of Hydrological Sciences from 2003 through 2008 and a prolific groundwater hydrology researcher, has died. He was 76. Mariño was distinguished professor emeritus of hydrologic sciences in the University of California, Davis departments of civil and environmental engineering, and biological and agricultural engineering. The products of Mariño’s research have been adopted around the world,...

Former Connecticut Section President Geldof Dies at 70

Cornelis "Neil" Geldof Jr., former director of engineering and planning for the Metropolitan District Commission serving the Hartford, CT, area, and a former president of the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers Section, died March 25. He was 70. Geldof, P.E., grew up in Yonkers, NY, and studied civil engineering at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY. After graduating in 1969, he was hired by the Connecticut...

EWRI Fellow, Longtime University of Memphis Professor Anderson Dies

Jerry Lee Anderson, active on a number of Environmental and Water Resources Institute committees and a civil engineering professor for over 39 years, died Feb. 26 at 72. Anderson, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE (Ret.), F.EWRI, retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a colonel in 1997. For nearly four decades he taught civil engineering at the University of Memphis, retiring in 2011. In his...