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Weber Receives ASCE’s Rouse Award

Posted on June 12th, 2018
A group of men poses in a large meeting room.

Larry Weber received the ASCE’s prestigious 2018 Hunter Rouse Award at the recent EWRI meeting. Also pictured are Brian Barkdoll, Philip Ellis, Seyed Hajimirzaie, Weber, and Andy McCoy.

IIHR’s Larry Weber has received one of the highest honors bestowed by the American Society of Civil Engineers, the 2018 Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Award. Weber, who served as director of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering for more than a decade, is now executive associate dean of the University of Iowa College of Engineering. He is also the Edwin B. Green Chair in Hydraulics.

Weber, who like Rouse spent a significant part of his career in the leadership role of IIHR, was honored for his work as director of IIHR, as well as his innovative research in water quantity and quality at the watershed scale, and for co-founding the Iowa Flood Center at the University of Iowa.

As director of IIHR, Weber ushered one of the most renowned hydraulics institutes in the world into the 21st century with a focus on interdisciplinary research and a commitment to external communications and public relevance. He has worked tirelessly to advance issues related to water quantity and quality through his activities at the state, local, national, and international levels. And through his “first” research career, Weber achieved remarkable success in the area of fish passage in the Pacific Northwest.

The Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Award is presented, upon recommendation of the Executive Committee of the Environmental & Water Resources Institute Hydraulics and Waterways Council, to a distinguished person who will deliver the Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Lecture at an appropriate meeting of the Society.


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