Randel Dymond was recently named a Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE) of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE), a subsidiary of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). In support of AAWRE’s mission in ‘Elevating level of Standards’ – to broaden and deepen the body of knowledge for practicing engineers, AAWRE’s certification was developed to improve the practice, elevate the standards and advance the profession of water resources engineers. The D.WRE represents strong professional ethics and a commitment to life-long learning and continuing professional development. Since the start of AAWRE’s Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE) program in October 2004, only over 700 water resources engineers worldwide have qualified for the Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer credential.
Dymond is an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and has been at Virginia Tech since 1998. He specializes in water resources, land development, and GIS, with specific research areas including urban stormwater modeling, low impact development, watershed and floodplain management, real-time environmental monitoring of streams and rivers, STEM education, and sustanable land development. He has more than 36 years of experience in academics, consulting, and software development. After recognizing a shortcoming in Virginia Tech’s curriculum regarding land development, he created the Land Development Design Initiatve (LDDI) in 2006. Since its inception, LDDI has improved land design education through increasing awareness and interaction between students and practitioners inside and outside the classroom.
This year, Dymond has also been named an ASCE Fellow and received the Alumni Award for Outreach Excellence from the Virginia Tech Alumni Association.
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AAWRE‘s mission is to improve the practice, elevate the standards, and advance the profession of water resources engineering by certifying professional engineers with specialized knowledge in water resources, recognizing the ethical practice of water resources engineering at the expert level, encouraging continued professional development for engineers, and supporting positions on water resources issues important to the public health. The American Academy of Water Resources Engineers was founded by members of the ASCE’s Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) and is the first Academy of the Civil Engineering Certification, Inc. (CEC) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).