Baton Rouge Branch Annual Past Presidents & Awards Luncheon
June 2020 In-Person and Facebook Live
The Branch Award winners for this year are:
Lifetime Achievement: Chris Knotts, PE
Wall of Fame Award Nominee: James Webb, PE retired
Outstanding Civil: Rudy Simoneaux III, PE
Outstanding Young Civil: Alicia Sellers, PE
Outreach: Robb Jewell, PE
Civil Engineering Educator: Brian Wolshon, PhD, PE., PTOE
Inland from the Coast (IFC) is a National Academy of Sciences’ Gulf Research Program and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation project, operated out of the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio. The IFC project, focused primarily in the Amite River Basin, seeks to improve understanding of inland-coastal environmental conditions and vulnerabilities; determine indicators of community health and wellbeing; and develop design and planning best practices for reducing risk and increasing adaptive capacity.
Part of this presentation will focus on our work using the Amite River Basin Numerical Model, developed by Dewberry for the LA DOTD, to look at how changes, over the past ~80 years, in land use land cover and river sinuosity have (or haven’t) impacted Amite and Comite River’s flow and river stage hydrographs. Preliminary results from our modeling will be presented and discussed, and then connections will be made to other parts of the IFC project, including compound flooding and identification of the flood transition zone; health and well-being indices as additional approaches to assess vulnerability and risk for planning at different scales; and senior- and graduate-level student collaboration on stormwater mitigation projects in the region.
Clint Willson is the Mike N. Dooley, PE Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Director of the LSU Center for River Studies. He served as President of the Baton Rouge Branch of ASCE in 2011-12 and was recognized as the 2018 Louisiana Section ASCE Educator of the Year. Clint has been at LSU for almost 22 years and is looking forward to the day when he starts to teach the next generation of his former civil and environmental engineering students.
2020 ASCE Louisiana Section Spring Conference To be held in September
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