Tag: Water Resources

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Petersen Award Given to Culver

ASCE has honored Teresa B. Culver, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, with the 2020 Margaret S. Petersen Award for her selfless dedication to preparing and mentoring future civil and environmental engineers and to serving the professional community through service and leadership. Culver is an associate professor of civil engineering in the Department of Engineering Systems and Environment at the University of Virginia (UVA), specializing in environmental and water...

Ostfeld Granted Julian Hinds Award

ASCE has honored Avi Ostfeld, Ph.D., D.WRE, F.EWRI, F.ASCE, with the 2020 Julian Hinds Award for exceptional leadership and distinguished research advancing the design, operation and management of water distribution systems, particularly network reliability, network security, water quality and optimization methodologies, as well as contributions to surface water modeling and water resources management. Ostfeld’s research in water systems has contributed advanced solution techniques based on...

Mays Earns 2020 Arid Lands Award

ASCE has honored Larry W. Mays, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE, with the 2020 Arid Lands Hydraulic Engineering Award for his contributions to water resources engineering for arid lands, focusing on water infrastructure systems, water resources sustainability and ancient water systems. Mays is one of the most accomplished researchers, authors, teachers, mentors and engineers in the world. These facts are evidenced by more than 120 peer-reviewed...

Writing Duo Awarded Hilgard Prize

ASCE has honored the writing team of Daniel Valero and Daniel Bung with the 2020 Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulic Prize for the paper “Vectrino Profiler Spatial Filtering for Shear Flows Based on the Mean Velocity Gradient Equation,” published in the July 2018 issue of Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. In this article, the authors provide a new method to filter ADV Vectrino profiler velocity estimations in...

Finding Water Solutions Through a Game of Squash

You never know where life will take you. And that uncertainty seems to only multiply when you’re a civil engineer. The possibilities are infinite. Ask Pete Loucks. Loucks remembers once taking a systems analysis assignment through UNESCO, evaluating the financial viability of different water delivery options in Libya. The next thing he knew he was wielding a racquet on the squash courts of Benghazi, hoping to parlay...

Walski Receives Julian Hinds Award

ASCE has honored Thomas Walski, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.EWRI, F.ASCE, with the 2019 Julian Hinds Award for his ability to bring theory and practice together in the field of urban water engineering and planning, and for his prolific production of papers, presentations, reviews, and books which have strongly contributed to and influenced the field of engineering. Walski has made major contributions in the fields of...

Why Engineering Is Worth Celebrating

Michael Paddock, P.E., M.ASCE, is a 30-year member of ASCE, a licensed civil engineer and surveyor. His professional career was spent managing teams of over 100 engineers designing infrastructure projects over $1 billion and was the youngest-ever recipient of Wisconsin’s “Engineer of the Year” award. After a near-death cancer experience, he was motivated to begin a pro bono engineering career that has delivered projects...

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...