The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has honored Larry J. Weber, Edwin B. Green Chair in Hydraulics, professor of civil and environmental engineering, and College of Engineering executive associate dean, with the 2018 Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Award for his directorship of IIHR – Hydroscience and Engineering, his research in monitoring, modeling, and visualization of water quantity and quality at the watershed scale, and for cofounding the Iowa Flood Center at the University of Iowa.
Weber has had significant career achievements resulting in the honor. As director of IIHR, he ushered one of the most renowned hydraulics institutes in the world into the 21st century with his focus on interdisciplinary research and his commitment to external communications and public relevance. He has worked tirelessly to advance issues related to water quantity and quality through his activities at the state, local, national, and international levels. And through his “first” research career, Weber achieved remarkable success in the area of fish passage in the Pacific Northwest.
The Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Award is presented, upon recommendation of the Executive Committee of the Environmental & Water Resources Institute Hydraulics and Waterways Council, to a distinguished person who will deliver the Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Lecture at an appropriate meeting of the Society.