The George Washington University
Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Department (EMSE)
Environmental & Energy Management Program (E&EM)
Spring 2001 (Volume 2, Number 1)
E&EM Participates in Global Water Crisis International Workshop
Several GW faculty members played key
roles in the Workshop on Global Water Crisis: Engineering the Solution
that was conducted at the American Society of Civil Engineers World
Headquarters in Reston, Virginia on November 16-17, 2000. The
Workshop was co-sponsored by the Environmental and Water Resources Institute
of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the United Kingdom Institution
of Civil Engineers, and the ASCE International Activities Committee.
EMSE Professorial Lecturer Michael Goode
served as Chairman of the Program Committee for the event and moderated
a plenary session on Roles in Integrated Water Resources Management.
When he is not teaching at GW, Professor Goode spends hi time a Principal
of Telford Consulting, a well-known international engineering consulting
E&EM Lead Professor Jonathan Deason also assisted with the event, serving on the Steering Committee and co-chairing a session on Career Development and Continuing Education Issues along with Professor Jerry Rogers of the University of Houston.
The second annual EWRI/ICE International Workshop featured a variety of top speakers in the international water resources arena, including Gerry Galloway, Secretary if the U.S. Section of the International Joint Commission; Dr. Dan Sheer, President of Water Resources
Management, Incorporated; Kyle Schilling, former Director of the Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Richard Ives, Chief, International Activities Division, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation; and Paul Jowitt of the Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland. Many other spoke at the event, including senior water resources professionals from organizations such as the World Bank, American Rivers, the international water resources development company Binnie and Partners, U.S. Geological Survey, PRC Corporation, CH2M Hill, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin, George Mason University, and the U.S. Department of State. Curtis Barrett, Chief of International Technology at the National Weather Service, moderated the event.
The workshop was designed to raise the
consciousness of the civil engineering community about a new paradigm for
resolving water allocation and distribution crises in domestic and transnational
river basins. It highlighted the non-technical, institutional and
political aspects of water resource management at home and abroad with
which civil engineers must contend.
The results of the conference are being complied
Jonathan P. Deason, Ph.D., Lead Professor