Mr. Anthony Eberhardt, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE is the former U.S. Manager of recent Great Lakes Studies for the International Joint Commission (IJC).
After 34 years working with the Corps and US State Department, Tony retired last summer on July 31. However, he was rehired part-time by the USACE to finish a very large study of Great Lakes water level management for the International Joint Commission. He also hopes to work on a part-time basis as a consultant and perhaps teach at the University of Buffalo.
Recently, he was Manager of International Water Resources Program for USACE Institute for Water Resources, responsible for monitoring funding and managing the activities of renowned senior-level scientists involved in such activities as on-going procedures to establish the International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management (ICIWaRM) through UNESCO-IHP and World Water Council activities.
As U.S. Study Manager of the International Upper Great Lakes Study which was completed in March 2012 and of the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Study completed in May 2006, Tony was responsible for the management of funding and the execution of all U.S. activities related to these multi- million dollar U.S.-Canadian Studies for the International Joint Commission.
Prior, to accepting his position as IJC Study Manager, Tony worked for 23 years with the Buffalo District Corps of Engineers, most recently as Chief of its Water Control Center. Throughout this time, he assisted the IJC with various investigations of Great Lakes management improvements and was the alternative regulation representative to its International St. Lawrence River Board of Control.
Tony is a founding Diplomate of AAWRE since 2006 and in this interview, he shares his thoughts with AAWRE on his career path, his service to the U.S. Corps of Engineers, his love of water resources engineering, and his advice for engineers and leaders of tomorrow.