Dr. Ralph Wurbs, Arthur McFarland Professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently named an Honorary Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE), a part of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
AAWRE’s Diplomate certification was developed to improve the practice, elevate the standards and advance the profession of water resources engineers. The Honorary Diplomate status is AAWRE’s highest honor given to an individual. Since the founding of AAWRE in October 2004, only 32 individuals have received the Honorary Diplomate, Water Resources Engineers (Hon.D.WRE) status. Honorary Diplomate status is granted to outstanding individuals who have attained a position of eminence in the water resources engineering profession, made a singular noteworthy achievement or sustained noteworthy contributions to the advancement of the water resources engineering profession, or rendered outstanding service over a sustained period of time in the field of water resources and to the work of the academy.
Wurbs, along with other new honorary inductees, will be recognized and honored June 2 during AAWRE’s 10th Anniversary Diplomate Ceremony at the ASCE Environmental and Water Resources Institute’s 2014 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress in Portland, Oregon.