AAWRE Announce Joe Manous as President-Elect and Pascale Champagne as At-Large Trustee
AAWRE congratulates Joe Manous, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.EWRI, F.ASCE as the 2017-2018 President-Elect and Pascale Champagne, Ph.D., P.Eng., D.WRE, F.EWRI, M.ASCE as the 2017 At-Large Trustee. Dr. Manous will serve a second term on the AAWRE Board, currently serving as the AAWRE Treasurer. Dr. Champagne will fill the board seat being vacated by out-going Past-President Michael R. Markus, P.E., BCEE, D.WRE, F.ASCE. They will begin their 3-year terms of service on October 7 during the AAWRE Fall Board of Trustees meeting in Reston, Virginia.
Dr. Joe D. Manous, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE, F.EWRI serves as a water resources engineer and the manager for International Activities at the Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Dr. Manous specializes in the areas of water resources and environmental security issues associated with water. He works closely with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works and is an adjunct professor at George Mason University teaching courses in engineering economics and water resources. Dr. Manous is a former USACE officer, retiring from active duty in the grade of Colonel. His last active duty assignment was as academy professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he taught courses in environmental engineering, water resources, and environmental security. Dr. Manous has been actively involved with the "professional" aspects of the engineering profession for over 25 years particularly through his involvement with the American Society of Civil Engineers where he chaired the ASCE Committee on Professional Practice, Post-Hurricane Katrina Critical Infrastructure Guidance Task Force, and Paraprofessional Task Committee. He also chaired the Executive Board of the National Institute for Engineering Ethics (NIEE), and the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) College Outreach Committee. Joe currently chairs ASCE’s Civil Engineering Technologist - Body of Knowledge Task Committee and is co-chair of the Infrastructure Resilience Division - Social Science, Policy, Economics, and Education Decision Committee.
Dr. Pascale Champagne, Ph.D., P.Eng, D.WRE, M.ASCE, F.EWRI is a Professor in Civil Engineering with a cross appointment to Chemical Engineering. She received her BSc in Marine Biology with minor in Northern Studies from McGill University (1990) and a BSc (Eng) in Water Resources Engineering from the University of Guelph (1993). She was awarded a MASc (1996) and PhD (2001) in Environmental Engineering from Carleton University, where she worked as a faculty member in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (1998-2005). She is an internationally recognized researcher with an innovative and diverse research program in the field(s) of environmental engineering and bioresource management. In recent years, her research has focused on low-energy wastewater treatment systems and the recovery of energy, fuels and products from renewable biomass. She began her career and first established her reputation conducting research in the area of passive treatment systems, where she maintains an outstanding reputation for her expertise. She has and continues to work with a number of companies and municipalities, and has an excellent portfolio of funded collaborations in this area. In recent years the scope and breadth of her research program has expanded, reaching into new, highly innovative areas such as integrated algal wastewater treatment eco-engineered systems with the potential for downstream processing to bioenergy, biofuels and bioproducts. These new research areas are of significant scientific and engineering interest, and have the potential for major impact in the coming years.