DIPLOMATE, WATER RESOURCES ENGINEER (D.WRE)

AAWRE launched the Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE) certification in October 2004 to adhere to ASCE’s Policy 465- to broaden and deepen the body of knowledge for practicing engineers and to ‘elevate the standards’ in civil engineering.

DIPLOMATE: A Diplomate (Diplo-mate) is a professional engineer who has attained certification as a board certified specialist in the field of water resources engineering with advanced education, advanced experience and expertise, and body of knowledge.

Water resources engineering is the professional discipline for the stewardship and sustainable use of the world’s water and related resources that develops and applies scientific and engineering principles to plan, design, construct, manage, operate, and maintain infrastructure and programs.

The following areas consist of the practices in water resources engineering:

Dams
Drainage
Economics and Financing
Flood Management
Groundwater
Hydraulic Machinery
Hydroelectric Power
Hydrology
Infrastructure Operations and Maintenance
Irrigation
Open Channels
Planning
Pressure Conduits
Probability and Risk Analysis
Reservoirs
Sedimentation
Sewage and Wastewater Treatment
Spillways, Gates and Outlet Works
Streams, Rivers, and Wetlands
Storm Water Management
Urban Watersheds
Water Law
Water Supply Systems


The D.WRE certification is the highest level of advanced certification offered in the water resources engineering profession for professional engineers (P.E.) and is an accredited certification program by the Council of Engineering & Scientific Specialty Boards.

BENEFITS OF DIPLOMATE, WATER RESOURCES ENGINEER:

  • D.WRE gives you recognition as a leader in the field of water resources engineering.
  • D.WRE is a certification of recognition beyond licensure recognized by clients, employers, peers and the public.
  • D.WRE demonstrates mastery of a specialty(s) within the broad field of water resources engineering and commitment to stay up to date on new technological innovations.
  • D.WRE demonstrates a strong commitment to professionalism through ethics and continuing professional development requirements.
  • D.WRE adheres to and supports AAWRE mission to elevate the level of standards in civil engineering.
  • Diplomates in ASCE’s Academies are qualified for a Diplomate Professional Liability credit. This credit is an exclusive Diplomate discount on your ASCE professional liability insurance that could range from 5 to 7.5%.