May 28, 2012

Gordon England, P.E., D.WRE, M.ASCE participated in the Cape Canaveral FL Branch of ASCE's monthly meeting. It was held at the Tuscany Grill in Suntree, an unincorporated part of Brevard County. The guest speaker was Rick Nipper of the Lake Toho Water Authority, who presented on the water and sewer programs for a 200 mile service area south of Disney World in Central Florida. Gordon presented a summary of the AAWRE Diplomate Water Resources Engineer to the attendees.

Gordon England is the President and senior engineer of Stormwater Solutions, Inc. in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Mr. England has over 31 years of experience in stormwater management in both the public and private sectors. His experience includes stormwater master plans, modeling, stormwater utility creation and management, and grant acquisition. His 10 years as lead engineer with Florida's Brevard County Stormwater Utility and tenure as senior drainage engineer for the Bahamian Ministry of Works gives him a thorough understanding of municipal operations and perspectives. Gordon is a recognized leader in the selection and design of innovative stormwater BMPs and serves as an editorial advisor to Stormwater magazine.

Gordon serves on the EWRI's Stormwater Infrastructure Committee and Task Committee on Guidelines for Certification of Manufactured Stormwater Best Management Practices. He has written numerous technical papers and peer reviewed articles on stormwater management practices. Gordon co-authored the book "BMP Guide for Retrofitting in Existing Developed Areas" for ASCE publication and "Selection, Maintenance, and Monitoring of Stormwater BMPs" published by Forester Publications.

Gordon states:

"Most of the attendees were not aware of AAWRE. I gave a presentation about our organization and encouraged engineers to join our elite group. Thanks for the fliers, which were read with interest. I hope this leads to new certified Diplomate engineers. I will hand out more at future meetings."

Cape Canaveral Branch President, Elia Twigg, P.E.:

“The ASCE Cape Canaveral Branch has had several luncheon meetings where a guest speaker is invited to speak to the group. The goal of the meetings is to provide attendees with a wide variety of topics that would interest all disciplines of civil engineering. Next year the branch will strive to offer more PDH’s since this is the upcoming year of renewal for professional engineers.”

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ASCE Cape Canaveral Section

Gordon England, P.E., D.WRE