December 4, 2019

Our water resources engineering profession is a noteworthy, learned profession that is accomplished through a unique combination of specialized education, professional experience, and enabled through special skills and trust extended by our customers and the public we serve.

A requirement of the D.WRE Board Certification is your annual recertification. For the certification period for January 1 thru December 31, 2020 ($150 ASCE members and $200 non-ASCE members) is due by December 31, 2019. (renew online here). 

Starting in 2020, a 10% late fee is being accessed for recertifications received after January 1, 2020. Information concerning changes to the AAWRE by-laws and operating rules are available at

If you have retired from active practice, you may change your certification to a Retired Diplomate (Retired D.WRE) for $25 per year or a one-time $250 lifetime fee (retired online renewal here).

If you have any questions or need help in this process, please contact AAWRE staff, via email [email protected] or phone (703) 295-6160.

Sustaining this trust is a responsibility for each member of our profession, and I commend you for your achievement of Board Certification by the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE). Recognition as an AAWRE Diplomate and displaying your D.WRE is one way to convey to peers and the public our commitment to increasingly higher standards of performance.  In addition, I hope that you will continue to convey to others the significance of the D.WRE certification as the highest post-licensure advanced certification in the water resources engineering profession.

Thank you for your continued commitment to advancing the practice of water resources engineering.


Vijay P. Singh, Ph.D., Sc.D., P.E., P.H., Hon.D.WRE, Dist.M.ASCE
AAWRE President