David D. Dee, Jr., a Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering alumnus (’87) has been elected national president of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Environmental Water Resources Institute (EWRI). His one year term started on October 1, 2015. Previously, he served as vice president for 2013-2014 term and then served as president-elect from 2014-2015. He will complete his rotation when he serves as past president beginning in October 2016.
“During his tenure as president, Dee said he will focus on the strategic issues of making EWRI a value-driven organization and on increasing its membership among young professionals, as well as on communicating EWRI membership benefits,” noted another article featuring Dee’s recent election.
Dee was active in ASCE as an undergraduate student and a member of the concrete canoe team. After graduation from Virginia Tech, he continued his education at the University of Maryland, College Park, earning his M.E. in civil and environmental engineering in 1998. He is a registered professional engineer in Maryland, Kentucky, and West Virginia, as well as a diplomate of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers. He was one of EWRI’s founding members. The organization now has over 22,000 members.
EWRI was formed in 1999 from several of ASCE’s divisions, including the water resources planning and management division, which Dee has been active with since 1994. “EWRI’s vision is to advance water resources and environmental solutions to achieve a sustainable future,” Dee said. “It’s a vision that also fits well with the various types of transportation and infrastructure projects I have designed and managed with my employer, WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff, over the past 26 years.”