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Richard Field, P.E., BCEE, D.WRE Retires from EPA
Richard Field, P.E., BCEE, D.WRE, M.ASCE retired from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at end of this past year, after 42 years with the EPA. Rich worked for the EPA as their leader in urban wet-weather flow and watershed management research & development and was one of the very few charter members remaining in the Agency at the time he retired on December 31, 2011. Rich has conducted more than 400 research projects resulting in over 1,000 publications including peer reviewed journal articles, U.S. EPA reports, books and book chapters, proceedings papers, magazine articles and is known as a leader in the field of storm & combined sewer overflow.
In 1976, Rich was the recipient of ASCE’s State-of-the-Art for Civil Engineering Award and in 2002, he was awarded the Urban Water Resources Research Council's (UWRRC's) of the EWRI Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Water Resources Profession. In addition, Rich has won numerous awards and medals from the EPA and other organizations. Mr. Field is a charter Founding Diplomate of AAWRE and has been a contributing member of the AAWRE’s Diplomate Admissions Committee since inception in 2007. Rich is also a Board Certified Environmental Engineer by Eminence of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE). Rich is an active member of the EWRI’s Urban Water Resources Research Council Committee, serving as Chair of the UWRRC (2006 - 2009), member of its control group for many years, Past-Chair of many of its sub-committees. He is also Chair and Founder of its Urban Watershed Management Standing Committee and its Urban Watershed Management Congress Symposia Sub-Committee (2004 - Present).
Rich intends to remain active in the engineering profession as a consulting engineer. He stated the following:
“I’ve had a good career with the EPA and I am now looking forward to the next phase in my life.”