The George Washington University
Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Department (EMSE)
Environmental & Energy Management Program (E&EM)
Fall 2000 (Volume 1, Number 3)

 

E&EM Professor Appointed to National Research Council Committee

Dr. Jonathan P. Deason, Lead Professor of the Environmental and Energy Management program, Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, SEAS, was appointed to a committee of the National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences/National Academy of Engineering, in April 2000. 
 
E&EM Professor Jonathan Deason and American Society of Civil Engineers National President Delon Hampton stand in front of the infamous Lock and Dam 26 on the Mississippi River this past summer

The Committee to Review the Upper Mississippi River-Illinois Waterway Navigation System Feasibility Study was established at the request of the Secretary of the Army in response to critical allegations made in a series of recent Washington Post articles about the water resources development program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 

The Upper Mississippi River/Illinois Waterway System, on which the Committee's work is focused, is the largest and most important component of the U.S. inland navigation system.  Professor Deason, one of 11 members appointed to the Committee, is focusing on the environmental analysis undertaken in the eight-year, $50 million study.  The Committee's work is expected to be completed early in 2001.
 
Steve Parker, Director of the Water Science and Technology Board, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences/National Academy of Engineering, chats with Dr. David Moreau, renowned professor of environment and urban planning at the University of North Carolina, at a meeting of the NRC Committee

 


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Jonathan P. Deason, Ph.D., Lead Professor