AAWRE launched the Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE) Board Certification program 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:
Economics and Financing
Infrastructure Operations and Maintenance
Probability and Risk Analysis
Sewage and Wastewater Treatment
Spillways, Gates and Outlet Works
Streams, Rivers, and Wetlands
Storm Water Management
Water Supply Systems
The D.WRE Board 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: