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Message from AAWRE President Jim Barton
Dear Fellow Diplomates: I am very honored to have the opportunity to serve you as the 2021-22 AAWRE President. I would like to thank the immediate Past-President Findlay Edwards and the outgoing Past-President Vijay Singh for their outstanding leadership and service to our Academy. We’ve made significant strides in many key areas thanks to their dedication and hard work. I would also like to welcome our new AAWRE Board members David Williams and the EWRI 2022 President Holly Piza.
Two of my key goals as President are to: (1) continue to improve communication about board certification with AAWRE throughout the engineering community; and (2) expand the benefits of board certification for all of you. Recent examples of our work in these areas include:
Your active support and participation are very critical to the success of AAWRE. We have many opportunities for you to provide support, including:
An important aspect of our board certification program is to recognize outstanding professional engineers through our AAWRE awards program. We will soon be requesting nominations for our 2022 awards program, and would encourage you to nominate your colleagues for these awards. As a reminder, we have the following three award categories: (1) Outstanding Research & Innovation Award; (2) Outstanding Practitioner in Water Resources Engineering Award; and (3) Service to the Academy Award. These awards provide an excellent opportunity to recognize your colleagues. For more information about these awards and the nomination process.
In early October, you should have received your D.WRE board certification renewal notice for FY2022. If you have not already done so, please renew your board certification at your earliest convenience. As a reminder, the renewal deadline is December 31, 2021. To those who have already renewed, we appreciate your continued support of AAWRE.
James Barton, P.E., D.WRE (Ret.)