WEST Alum, Bert Clemmens, Receives ASCE Arid Lands Hydraulic Engineering Award

Please join us in congratulating Bert Clemmens, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.EWRI, retired WEST Senior Hydraulic Engineer, for being presented the 2022 Arid Lands Hydraulic Engineering Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). This award honors original contributions in hydraulics; hydrology, including climatology, planning, irrigation, and drainage; hydroelectric power development; navigation, especially as applicable to arid or semi-arid climates; or contributions to the understanding and development of new technology in river basins.

Dr. Clemmens was recognized for contributions spanning over 45 years, including his role as the former Center Director of the U.S. Arid Land Agricultural Research Center and Laboratory Director for the U.S. Water Conservation Laboratory. Also, he is an internationally respected expert in open channel flow measurement, surface irrigation, and canal automation. Besides authoring multiple books and peer-reviewed articles on these topics, Dr. Clemmens developed many software packages (e.g., WinFlume, WinGate, WinSRFR, SacMan) engineers use worldwide to analyze and improve irrigation systems.

Dr. Clemmens has over 300 professional publications. He was a founding member of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE) and received the 2021 Environmental & Water Resources Institute (ASCE-EWRI) Hydraulic Structures Medal. In addition, he received the 2009 United States Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (USCID) Merriam Improved Irrigation Award, 2006 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Award for Advancement of Surface Irrigation, the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) 2005 Sixth Gulhati Honorary lecture, and the 2005 Royce J. Tipton Award (ASCE).

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For more information on ASCE and the Arid Lands Hydraulic Engineering Award, visit: https://www.asce.org/career-growth/awards-and-honors/

To read more about Dr. Clemmens’ career, see: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bert-clemmens-376158a8/

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