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Innovyze President Dr. Paul F. Boulos Assumes Presidency of American Academy of Water Resources Engineers
Broomfield, Colorado, USA, October 29, 2013 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that its President, COO and Chief Technical Officer, Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, has assumed the position of President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He succeeds 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), who will now serve as Past President. Dr. Boulos was first elected to the AAWRE Board of Trustees in 2009.
In his new role, Dr. Boulos will continue working to strategically position AAWRE as the leading national and global expert certification organization for water resources engineering professionals.
Dr. Boulos is one of the world’s foremost experts on water resources and navigation engineering and author of 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 them 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; and 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 (ACOPNE), 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) and ACOPNE; the Boards of Directors of Innovyze, MWH Global (Broomfield, CO), 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 and his Bachelor degree in General Science from the Lebanese American University. He has also completed Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
“The strength and influence of AAWRE are a direct result of the tireless dedication shown by its Board members and staff,” Boulos said. “This distinguished circle of industry leaders has shown a passionate level of commitment to sharing its time, talent and resources with our members and the entire water resources profession. Being a part of this organization and its work is a privilege. I am honored to build on the superb work of Dr. Traver, and I look forward to collaborating with him and the Board to initiate and support innovations that improve the practice, elevate the standards, advance the cause and future of the water resources engineering profession.”
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.
For more information on AAWRE, visit www.aawre.org.
Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water and wastewater utilities, government industries, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasia and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. With unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success. For more information, call Innovyze at +1 626-568-6868, or visit www.innovyze.com.