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INAUGURAL EDITION - APRIL 2018
We are pleased to announce the inaugural edition of the
AAWRE online newsletter! We hope to provide timely news and articles that will
be informative and of value to you, our Diplomates and our stakeholders. With your continued leadership in maintaining the highest professional standards, we have made progress and I would like to take this opportunity to update you and solicit your ideas and feedback.
AAWRE is proud to
announce the launch of the new ASCE Board Certified DiplomatesOnline Directory. This is an
exciting and vital tool that will provide direct benefits to you. The engineering community and the public can search the directory and find you for
your expertise in water resources engineering! You
can access the site and update your profile and privacy settings. To
do this, simply click on the Help link at top of the page and set
up your profile & privacy settings. The privacy settings
determine what the public can see.
Mark your calendar to attend the 2018 AAWRE Diplomate Induction & Awards Ceremony in Minneapolis at the EWRI Congress, on Monday, June 4! (Pictured: 2017 Diplomate class and award recipients at 2017 AAWRE ceremony in Sacramento, CA. Photo by Bob Levy.)
AAWRE will host the first special session on a panel discussion on the importance of post-licensure board certification during the 2018 EWRI Congress on June 5! Leading experts in the engineering profession will participate on a special panel to discuss how the Diplomate Board Certification can be a catalyst in advancing the engineering profession by leading the charge in integrating post-licensure board certification as a vital component in the pathway in progressive responsibility in civil engineering careers. We are looking for Diplomates to participate on the panel to represent the private, public and academic sectors. If you are interested in participating as a panelist, please
send us an email!
2018 WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL & WATER RESOURCES CONGRESS
Registration is now open for the 2018 EWRI Congress in Minneapolis, June 3-7! The theme for 2018 is: Protecting and Securing Water and the Environment for Future Generations. AAWRE 2017 President Deborah Lee, P.E., P.H., D.WRE will be the keynote speaker and this year's Congress is expected to bring nearly 1,000 attendees from all over the globe!
Renowned stormwater experts James Lenhart, P.E., D.WRE, Scott Taylor, P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE, Robert Roseen, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, David Sample, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, and Rob Traver, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE have played vital roles in the work of the Water Environment Federation's Stormwater Institute.
During the week of April 15 - 21, 2018, water sector organizations, with members spanning every region of the country gathered in Washington, DC and across the country for U.S. Water Week 2018. Engineers and professionals came together to advocate for national policies that advance clean, safe and affordable water for the nation, supporting their respective communities and a healthy sustainable environment. Highlights included the National Water Policy Fly-In on April 17-18.
Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Report Card for America’s Infrastructure
depicts the condition and performance of American infrastructure in the familiar form of a school report card—assigning letter grades based on the physical condition and needed investments for improvement. The 2017 Report Card included grades for the nation's dams, levees, drinking water, inland waterways and wastewater- all receiving a grade of D. However, stormwater did not have its own category. Should stormwater have its own grade in future assessments in the U.S. Infrastructure Report Card?