The George Washington University
Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Department (EMSE)
Environmental & Energy Management Program (E&EM)
Fall 2001 (Volume 2, Number 2)
Major General Hans Van Winkle, Director
of Civil Works, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was the featured speaker at
a May 25, 2001, symposium co-sponsored by the Environmental and Energy Program,
GW School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the American Society of
Engineering Management. General Van Winkle discussed “Environmental
Programs of the Corps of Engineers: What We Can Expect in the Future.”
In his presentation, General Van Winkle
described a number of large environmental projects that the Corps currently
has underway, such as the $8 billion Everglades Restoration Project and the
Kissimmee River project in Florida that involves putting the Kissimmee River
back to its original configuration.
General Van Winkle also discussed a
wide range of Corps environmental programs, such as the Clean Water Act Section
404 wetlands regulatory program, integrated watershed management, and a variety
of ecosystem restoration and environmental sustainability initiatives of
|Perhaps the most interesting aspect of
the program involved an assessment of future Corps undertakings, such as a
very large potential effort to restore and protect massive wetland areas in
the State of Louisiana. General Van Winkle referred to this proposed
project as the “Louisiana Everglades” project, one that may surpass the massive
Everglades restoration program in scope and magnitude.
Also participating in the symposium,
along with a number of GW students and faculty members, were several key
figures in U.S. environmental policy.
Faculty and students of the GW Environmental
and Energy Management Program organized the event, which was held at the George
Washington University Faculty Club.
Jonathan P. Deason, Ph.D., Lead Professor