Tag: Water Resources

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Hadjerioua, of ORNL, Named Fellow

Boualem Hadjerioua, Ph.D., F.ASCE, lead water power technology and senior research engineer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction. Hadjerioua is considered one of the leading national and international authorities on water power, water resource analysis, and integrated river systems, and has over 30 years of demonstrated proficiency in...

Iowa’s Weber Attains to Fellow

Larry J. Weber, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Iowa and a research engineer at IIHR–Hydroscience and Engineering, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction. Weber also holds the Edwin B. Green Chair in Hydraulics at UI and recently served as executive associate dean of its College of Engineering. He was the director...

Water Resources Planning Expert Named Distinguished Member

Richard N. Palmer, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, Dist.M.ASCE, an internationally recognized expert in water resources planning, has been honored with inclusion in ASCE’s 2017 class of Distinguished Members for his conceptual and practical contributions to applying structured decision analysis and participatory methods in managing conflict in water resources, including shared vision planning, and for methods addressing potential impacts of climate change in natural resource management. Palmer’s...

Va. Tech Environmental Professor Influential in D.C. Area Dies

Thomas J. Grizzard Jr., professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech and director of its Occoquan Watershed Monitoring Laboratory for 40 years, has died at 70. His expertise in the urban water cycle and four decades of work at the laboratory made Grizzard, Ph.D., M.ASCE, so influential, he would be known as “the protector of the Occoquan.” He also served Virginia Tech...

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 Corps of Engineers Designer in NM, TX, TN, and VA, Walhood Dies at 96

Gordon A. Walhood Sr., an ASCE Fellow who helped design New Mexico’s Cochiti Dan during a career spent with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, died on Jan. 18. He was 96. A longtime resident of Albuquerque, NM, Walhood, P.E., F.ASCE, received his B.S. in civil engineering from North Dakota Agricultural College (now NDSU) in 1941, and was a member of Sigma Phi Delta. Upon graduation,...

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...

Texas Section Leader, Dedicated Corpus Christi Engineer Wuensche Dies

Vernon Allen Wuensche, 66, active in the Texas Section and its Corpus Christi Branch, and a project designer for the city for more than three decades, died Dec. 25 at his home. Wuensche, P.E., M.ASCE, began his career with the engineering consulting firm of Ogletree & Gunn of Corpus Christi and was next employed by Urban Engineering, where he worked on utility and wastewater management...

Distinguished Member Whose Projects Enhanced Texas Dies at 92

James Richard “Jim” Nichols, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, longtime leader of the Freese and Nichols consulting firm in Fort Worth, TX, has died at 92. Nichols joined ASCE in 1949 as an undergraduate student at Texas A&M, and was elected a Distinguished Member in 2004 for his many career achievements. Nichols worked to provide dependable water supplies for drought-ravaged cities of West Texas. He helped create water districts, raised project...

Childhood on the Move in WWII Sparked Distinguished Member’s Career Success

Heinz G. Stefan has approached his life and career with a seemingly infinite capacity for adaptability – always ready to find the next innovation and solve the next problem. That ability has helped make Stefan, Dr.Ing., Dist.M.ASCE, a world leader in water resources and environmental engineering, and a worthy addition to the ASCE Class of 2016 Distinguished Members. Much of that gift for adaptability is talent....