May 13, 2022

The AAWRE will host several events during the EWRI 2022 Congress, June 5-8 in Atlanta!

AAWRE Virtual Ceremony

The AAWRE will host a special virtual Diplomate & Awards Ceremony during the 2022 EWRI Congress to celebrate the new class of AAWRE Diplomates and the recipients of the 2022 AAWRE Awards!  This special virtual 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. Confirmed speakers will include EWRI President Holly Piza, P.E.,D.WRE; ASCE President Dennis Truax, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, D.WRE, F.ASCE; and AAWRE President James Barton , P.E., D.WRE (Ret.).

Please join us on June 7 at 5:15pm EDT to toast your colleagues at this special virtual event!

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AAWRE Expert Witness Workshop and Ethics Session

David Williams, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE will present a special 4-hour AAWRE Expert Witness session on Sunday, June 5 at 1-5pm and a 90-minute AAWRE Ethics presentation on Monday, June 6 at 10:30am-12pm.

Technical Workshop (Presented by AAWRE): So, you've been called as an expert witness? What to expect and how to prepare - Sunday, June 5 at 1pm-5pm (In-person)

In today’s litigious atmosphere, professionals are often asked to be expert witnesses in civil suits or to simply provide services for mediations, arbitrations, and forensic investigations. While this can be a nerve-wracking experience, there are various techniques you can employ to become an effective expert witness.

Join Dr. David T. Williams as helps you understand what to expect when asked to participate in legal processes, how to prepare, and how to minimize your organization’s exposure to possible legal actions.

Most expert witness courses are taught by attorneys. Instead, Dr. Williams brings to the table practical, industry-related experience as an expert witness in more than 40 court actions. He will leverage the acumen he has gained to 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.

This course will enable you to represent yourself as a competent and knowledgeable expert witness who is in control, credible, and - most of all - unbiased.

Discussion Topics:

1. The legal process
2. What to do at inquiry
3. Special contract considerations
4. Attorney client privilege
5. Reports, Affidavits, Declarations
6. What is deposition and how to prepare
7. What is allowed at trial and how to prepare
8. Scenarios of deposition and trials and how to handle difficult situations

Ethics: Workplace Strategies for Ethical Challenges - Monday, June 6 at 10:30am-12pm (In-person)

Every day we face decisions that have ethical implications. And while the safety of the organization and the public is every professional’s primary concern, time, personal, and resource pressures can often challenge these commitments.  This live educational presentation will explore common ethical topics and the participants will learn why approaching them proactively is the best course of action.  The presentation includes examination and discussion of the Maricopa County, AZ Handbook of Ethics as well as the recently adopted ASCE Code of Ethics.

Learning Objectives:
Attendees can expect the discussion and education of the following learning objectives:

  • Understand the concept and pitfalls of ethics creep
  • Know how to determine an ethical path when doing business with others
  • Receive guidance on establishing personal and professional moral compasses related to ethics
  • Learn the difference between a Code of Conduct and a Code of Ethics
  • Gain a clearer picture of the problems that present themselves in ethically challenging situations
  • Know how to determine the course(s) of action for various ethical dilemmas

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