September 1, 2021

AAWRE is pleased to announce the election of Paul Boulos, Ph.D., Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE as the AAWRE 2022 President-Elect.  Dr. Boulos is the first individual to be elected to serve as AAWRE President-Elect for a second time.  Dr. Boulos served on the AAWRE Board of Trustees from 2009-2015, serving as President-Elect in 2013 and as President in 2014.  He will begin his year as President-Elect this October.

Dr. Boulos is a successful engineering and technology business leader and entrepreneur, and a world’s leading authority in computational hydraulics and water resources and navigation engineering. He has held several executive leadership roles in multi-million- and multi-billion-dollar companies including MWH Global, Stantec, Innovyze, and Digital Water Works.  Dr. Boulos has authored ten authoritative textbooks and more than 200 technical papers on issues critical to the water and wastewater industry.

Dr. Boulos was elected to the grade of Distinguished Member of ASCE, to the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and to the National Academy of Engineering; was inducted into the University of Kentucky College of Engineering Hall of Distinction; and was awarded Honorary Diplomate status from the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers and Distinguished Diplomate status in Navigation Engineering from the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port & Navigation Engineers.  He was also recognized with the ASCE Parcel-Sverdrup Civil Engineering Management Award, the ASCE Simon W. Freese Environmental Engineering Award and Lecture, the EWRI Lifetime Achievement Award, and the U.S. Island Medal of Honor.  Dr. Boulos holds bachelor, master and doctorate degrees in civil engineering from the University of Kentucky and an MBA from Harvard University.

Dr. Boulos stated: "I am honored and humbled to be selected to serve as president-elect of AAWRE. We have a great foundation and heritage built by Dr. Findlay G. Edwards and his predecessors, along with a highly skilled and dedicated staff. I am tremendously excited and energized to build on this foundation, and am fully confident we will succeed in our mission to position the Academy for yet another level of success over the long term.”

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