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AAWRE Congratulates Vijay Singh as President-Elect and Dennis Richards as At-Large Trustee
AAWRE congratulates Vijay P. Singh, Ph.D., Sc.D., P.E., Hon.D.WRE, F.EWRI, Dist.M.ASCE as the 2018-2019 President-Elect and Dennis L. Richards, P.E., D.WRE, F.EWRI, F.ASCE as the At-Large Trustee for 2018-2021. Dr. Singh will serve his second term on the AAWRE Board and Mr. Richards will fill the board seat being vacated by out-going Past-President Deborah H. Lee, P.E., P.H., SES, M.ASCE. Both will begin their 3-year terms of service on October 27, during the AAWRE fall Board of Trustees meeting in Reston, Virginia.
Vijay P. Singh, Ph.D., D.Sc., P.E., Hon.D.WRE, F.EWRI, Dist.M.ASCE is the current Caroline and William N. Lehrer Distinguished Chair in Water Engineering at Texas A&M University, in College Station, Texas, where he also serves as a distinguished professor with the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and Zachry Department of Civil Engineering. Dr. Singh is a world-renowned expert in the fields of kinematic wave theory and entropy theory, and in hydraulics and physical hydrology. For more than 40 years, Vijay has dedicated his scientific and intellectual efforts to the betterment of humanity through national and international contributions to water resources engineering. Dr. Singh has received numerous honors, awards, and fellowships, including honorary professorships and foreign memberships from universities, national academies, and government entities representing several European countries, India, China, Australia, Canada, and Mexico. Dr. Singh is an editor at numerous water-related journals and served as editor-in-chief of ASCE’s Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. The research he pioneered in entropy theory in hydrology has become the roots that have nourished collaboration with distinguished scientists and engineers from 15 countries, representing every continent of the world. His hundreds of published articles, textbooks, and book chapters have had a significant educational impact, making him sought after as a keynote speaker the world over. Vijay was elected to ASCE’s 2015 Class of Distinguished Member for his notable contributions as an outstanding leader in the engineering profession and in 2014 was honored by EWRI with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dennis L. Richards, P.E., D.WRE, F.EWRI, F.ASCE is a professional civil engineer specializing in stormwater, hydraulic, and sedimentation engineering, and currently working as a consulting civil engineer. His experience encompasses planning, analysis, design, and construction of storm water and flood control projects. Mr. Richards has served as Project Principal and/or Project Manager for numerous projects involving hydraulic and sediment transport analyses, floodplain delineation, channel and bridge scour analyses, stream stability, levee and/or bank protection design, and grade control structure design. He has conducted investigations to evaluate channel stability and impacts to structures due to in stream sand and gravel mining. Mr. Richards has provided technical support for litigation cases concerning drainage and flooding problems, channel and bank erosion, sedimentation, and floodplain/floodway issues. Dennis has extensive experience in serving in professional societies such as the EWRI and ASCE. He has served on the EWRI Governing Board (2011-2014), EWRI Awards Committee (2011-2014), Bridge Scour Task Force (2005-2009) and ASCE Region 8 Governor (2008-2010). He currently serves on the EWRI Standards Development Council; Local Activities Council; EWRI New Professionals Council; ASCE Task Committee on Credentialing to Raise the Bar; ASCE Committee on Ethical Practice; ASCE Arizona State Advocacy Captain; ASCE Arizona Section & Phoenix Branch Membership Champion; EWRI Management Practices for Erosion and Sediment Control Standards Committee and serves on the AAWRE Admissions Committee.