Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Innovyze President Dr. Paul F. Boulos Named President-Elect of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers


Innovyze President Dr. Paul F. Boulos Named President-Elect of the
American Academy of Water Resources Engineers
Broomfield, Colorado USA, October 23, 2012 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, today announced that its president and chief operating officer, Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, has been re-elected to the Board of Trustees and named president-elect of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Dr. Boulos was first elected to the AAWRE Board of Trustees in 2009.
His naming as AAWRE president-elect is the first in a three-year sequence of positions: in October 2013 and 2014, Dr. Boulos will serve as president and past president, respectively. In these roles, Dr. Boulos will seek to strategically position AAWRE for national and global prominence as the leading expert certification organization for water resources engineering professionals.
“Dr. Boulos’ extensive professional experience and exceptional leadership skills make him an outstanding asset for AAWRE,” said the organization’s past President, founding board member and trustee William H. Espey, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, President of RPS Espey in Austin, TX. “He is an individual of extraordinary merit, and his contributions to our profession are innumerable. There is no doubt that he will bring innovative ideas to energize our water resources engineering certification program and further strengthen our profession around the world.”
Dr. Boulos is one of the world’s foremost experts on water resources and navigation engineering, authoring nine authoritative books and more than 200 technical articles on issues critical to the water and wastewater industry. He is the recipient of numerous honors from national and international scientific and engineering societies, governments, universities, and NGOs. Among these acknowledgements are notable technical awards for excellence in scholarship from the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Water Works Association and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He also received the U.S. Ellis Island Medal of Honor, one of America’s highest accolades; the Pride of Heritage Award from the Lebanese American Foundation; the Alumni of the Year Award by the Lebanese American University; and was inducted into the University of Kentucky College of Engineering Hall of Distinction, the highest honor the university bestows on its alumni. He was given Honorary Diplomate status by AAWRE as well as Distinguished Diplomate status in Navigation Engineering by the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port & Navigation Engineers, both academies’ top honors. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a Diplomate (by Eminence) of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.
Dr. Boulos serves on the Board of Trustees of the Lebanese American University (New York, NY and Beirut, Lebanon); the Boards of Directors of Innovyze, MWH Global (Broomfield, CO) and America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc./AMIDEAST (Washington, D.C.); and the Dean’s International Council of the Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago (Chicago, IL). He has been a member of advisory boards and councils for many organizations, including the Buck Advisory Council of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging (Novato, CA), the Arab American National Museum (Dearborn, MI), the USEPA Science Advisory Board, the Urban Water Resources Research Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI), and the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council.
Dr. Boulos received his Doctorate, Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky as well as a Bachelor degree in General Science from the Lebanese American University. He has also completed Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
The American Academy of Water Resources Engineers was created by the American Society of Civil Engineers and its Environmental and Water Resources Institute to improve the practice, elevate the standards, and advance the profession of water resources engineering. Key AAWRE goals are to identify and certify engineers with specialized knowledge in water resources for the benefit of the public; recognize the ethical practice of water resources engineering at the expert level; enhance the practice of water resources engineering; support and promote positions on water resources issues important to the public health, safety and welfare; and encourage life-long learning and continued professional development. 
“Dr. Boulos is one of the world’s foremost leaders in water resources engineering and a leading engineering executive, and we are pleased and honored that he will continue to make invaluable contributions to AAWRE,” said AAWRE incoming President Robert G. Traver, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, Director of the Villanova Center for the Advancement of Sustainability in Engineering and Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Villanova University (Villanova, PA). “His wealth of experience, vibrant leadership, and great passion for our profession will greatly advance the mission and role of AAWRE by promoting the growth of the academy and giving professional engineers an opportunity to gain recognition by the water resources industry.”
“AAWRE owes its success not to chance, but to the dedication of its Board members and staff,” said Boulos. “They have donated their time, talent and resources with a passionate commitment to our water resources profession and our members. Serving and representing this organization is not a duty, but an honor. I look forward to continuing to work with the Board to promote the importance of certification … initiate and support innovations that improve the practice, elevate the standards, advance the cause and the future of the water resources engineering profession … and effectively serve the water resources community.”
For more information on AAWRE, visit www.aawre.org.

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