Innovyze has announced that its president, chief operating officer and chief innovation officer, Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, has been reelected for a three-year term to the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). His term began October 1, 2016. He previously served as 2014 AAWRE President and on the AAWRE Board of Trustees from 2009 to 2015.
Dr. Boulos is one of the world’s foremost experts on water resources and navigation engineering and the author of ten authoritative books and more than 200 technical articles on issues critical to the water and wastewater industry. He is the recipient of an array of national and international awards and honors, including notable technical awards for excellence in scholarship from the American Water Works Association, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and ASCE; U.S. Ellis Island Medal of Honor; ASCE Parcel-Sverdrup Civil Engineering Management Award; University of Kentucky Hall of Distinction (the most prestigious honor granted by the university); Lebanese American University Distinguished Alumni Award; and NAE Einstein Society Award. He was awarded Honorary Diplomate status by AAWRE and Distinguished Diplomate status in Navigation Engineering by the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port & Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE), the top honors for both Academies. He was also elected to the grade of Distinguished Member of ASCE, the highest honor conferred by the Society; and to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), the highest professional distinction accorded to an engineer.
Dr. Boulos received his Doctorate, Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky, and his Bachelor’s degree in General Science from the Lebanese American University. He has also completed Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
The American Academy of Water Resources Engineers was created by ASCE and its Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) to improve the practice, elevate the standards, and advance the profession of water resources engineering. Key AAWRE goals are to identify and certify engineers with specialized knowledge in water resources for the benefit of the public; recognize the ethical practice of water resources engineering at the expert level; enhance the practice of water resources engineering; support and promote positions on water resources issues important to the public health, safety and welfare; and encourage life-long learning and continued professional development.
“Dr. Boulos is highly respected around the world as a pivotal leader in international business and water resources engineering and is person of impeccable character,” said AAWRE Trustee and President Deborah H. Lee, PE, PH, D.WRE, Director, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Michigan. “He is a champion of strong corporate governance and is deeply committed to the mission and values of AAWRE. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the organization and will be a tremendous asset to our Board as we further our mission to promote and improve our noble profession and build better communities and a better world. I join my fellow board members in wholeheartedly welcoming Dr. Boulos to our Board.”
“It’s an especially meaningful pleasure to be asked to serve on this distinguished board,” Boulos said. “I am so proud to be a part of this noble and great profession and look forward with excitement to the advances we will make together in furthering AAWRE’s mission to enhance the field and standing of water resources engineering.”