June 1, 2021

The AAWRE will host a special virtual Diplomate & Awards Ceremony, ethics session, and how to serve as an expert witness session during the EWRI's 2021 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress. The ceremony and the special sessions will be the first events since 2019 due to the global pandemic in 2020.


AAWRE 2021 Diplomates & Awards Ceremony - June 8 at 5:30pm EDT

The AAWRE will host a special virtual Diplomate & Awards Ceremony during the 2021 EWRI Congress to celebrate the new class of AAWRE Diplomates and the recipients of the 2020 and 2021 AAWRE Awards! This special AAWRE ceremony will be devoted to honor the recipients of the AAWRE Outstanding Research & Innovation Award; Outstanding Practitioner in Water Resources Engineering Award; Service to the AAWRE Award; and to recognize the professional engineers that achieved the Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer board certifications.

The AAWRE will also pay a special tribute to Founding President and EWRI 2003 President, the late Dr. Jeff Bradley. Speakers will include ASCE President-Elect Dennis Truax, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE; EWRI President Deborah Lee, P.E., P.H., D.WRE, F.ASCE; and AAWRE President Findlay Edwards, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, D.WRE, F.ASCE. Please join us on June 8 at 5:30pm EDT to toast your colleagues at this special virtual event!

>To join the ceremony on June 8 - 5:30pm EDT (Zoom link)
>Zoom Meeting ID: 161 943 4599
>Passcode: 111254


New ASCE Code of Ethics presented by AAWRE - June 8 at 2:45pm EDT

Dr. Steve Starrett, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE, F.EWRI and Dr. Carlos Bertha, Ph.D. will discuss the new ASCE Code of Ethics- what changed, why it changed, and the implications for practicing civil engineers and the profession. By weaving together ethical theory and practical, real-world cases, and examining the importance of ethics, Dr. Starrett and Dr. Bertha will explain why the new ASCE Code of Ethics is a "watershed moment" in engineering ethics.

  • Steven K. Starrett, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE, F.EWRI- Dean of Engineering and Engineering Technology at LeTourneau University
  • Carlos Bertha, Ph.D. - Professor of Philosophy at the United States Air Force Academy

How to Serve as an Expert Witness presented by AAWRE - June 9 at 1:45pm EDT

Dr. David T. Williams, Ph.D., P.E., CFM, D.WRE, F.EWRI, F.ASCE will present a special How to Serve as an Effective Expert Witness session presented by AAWRE. In today’s litigious atmosphere, professionals are often asked to be expert witnesses in civil suits or to provide services for mediations, arbitrations, and forensic investigations. While this can be a daunting experience, there are various techniques you can learn to become an effective expert witness. Dr. Williams will help you understand what to expect when asked to participate in legal processes, as well as how to prepare. With extensive practical, industry-related experience as an expert witness in more than 50 court actions, Dr. Williams will impart proper behavior to adhere to throughout the process, including ethical conduct, how to handle oneself under pressure, and the role of the expert witness as a non-advocate and servant of the court.

  • David T. Williams, Ph.D., P.E., CFM, D.WRE, F.EWRI, F.ASCE – President, DTW and Associates, Engineers, LLC
  • Dennis L. Richards, P.E., D.WRE, F.EWRI, F.ASCE - Olsson Premier Engineering (Moderator)

>To register for the EWRI 2021 Congress