The Honorary Diplomate is AAWRE’s highest honor given to an individual.  Since the founding of AAWRE in October 2004, only thirty-nine individuals have been bestowed the Honorary Diplomate, Water Resources Engineers (Hon.D.WRE) status from the Academy. Honorary Diplomate is only granted to an individuals who meet one or more of the following criteria: has attained a position of eminence in the water resources engineering profession, has made a singular noteworthy achievement or sustained noteworthy contributions to the advancement of the water resources engineering profession, or has rendered outstanding service over a sustained period of time in the field of water resources and to the work of the AAWRE.

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Leo R. Beard *
1917 - 2009
Asit K. Biswas
Third World Centre for Water Management
Atizapan, Mexico
Paul F. Boulos
Denver, CO
Herman Bouwer
U.S. Water Conservation Laboratory (Retired)
Tempe, AZ
University of Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Rafael L. Bras
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA


John J. Cassidy
Walnut Creek, CA
Robert A. Clark
Tucson, AZ


Nicholas M. DeNichilo
Mott MacDonald
Scotch Plains, NJ
Keith Dunbar
K.S. Dunbar & Associates, Inc.
San Clemente, CA


Lorne Gordon Everett
Lorne Everett & Associates, LLC
Santa Barbara, CA


Henry Falvey
Henry T. Falvey & Associates, Inc.
Conifer, CO


Gerald Galloway
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland
Earnest F. Gloyna *
Austin, TX
June 30, 1921 - January 9, 2019
Mukuteswara Gopalakrishnan


Keith Hipel
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


Daniel Loucks
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
Cecil Lue-Hing
Cecil Lue-Hing & Associates, Inc.
Burr Ridge, IL


Thomas Maddock
Boyle Engineering Corporation
Newport Beach, CA
John Morris
Morris Water Resources Consultants
Los Angeles, CA


B.S.K. Naidu
Great Lakes Institute of Energy Management & Research
Mumbai, India
Howard Neukrug
City of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA


George Pinder
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT


Texas A&M University
College Station, TX
Otis Sproul
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH
Steven L. Stockton
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Washington, DC
Rao Y. Surampalli
Global Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainability
Lenexa, KS


George Tsakiris
National Technical Univ. of Athens
Athens, Greece


W.E. Bill West
Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority
Seguin, TX
Don Wood
Lexington, KY
Ralph A. Wurbs
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX


William W.G. Yeh
University of California at Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Shaw Lei Yu
Oakton, VA