November 1, 2012

Dear Fellow Diplomates,

As I leave the AAWRE President’s seat for 2011-2012, I leave it with a grateful and appreciative heart.

I want to thank each and all of the AAWRE board members, the AAWRE committees, and the staff, for their personal support to me in my role as the AAWRE President for the past year. I truly consider it an honor and a privilege to lead a vital and growing organization such as AAWRE.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Steve Abt of Fort Collins and Mr. Dale Jacobson of Omaha- the new Trustees who were recently elected to our Board of Trustees. Our congratulations are also due to Dr. Paul Boulos, the President-Elect of the Academy and we leave the Academy in great hands as Dr. Rob Traver will lead us for the next year as President.

I encourage you to continue to strive for the higher standards in our noble profession and continue to be an ardent advocate for the Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer program.

We thank you for upholding our higher standard in our great profession and for your support of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers.

Sincerely,

William H. Espey, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, M.ASCE
Immediate Past-President
American Academy of Water Resources Engineers