GeoEngineers Principal Fisheries and Wetland Scientist Wayne S. Wright, CFP, PWS was recently elected to the national board of directors for the American Water Resources Association (AWRA). Wright will start his two-year term in 2015.
“At no greater time in history does America, and the world, need comprehensive leadership to guide the changes that are necessary to secure future generations with adequate water resources,” Wright said. “For me, AWRA is the one organization that matches my personal and professional interests in meeting and overcoming these challenges. Our society is at a five-way intersection of supply, demand, climate change, pollution and sustainability. AWRA is unique in that it offers a chance to engage with all elements of water resource management and knowledge.”
Election to the AWRA board of directors marks Wright’s 10th year of service with the organization. Since joining AWRA in 1994, Wright has been involved with the Fish Ecology Committee, served as co-chair of the Policy Committee and assisted with several conferences from planning and coordinating to presenting. His most recent contributions to AWRA include:
- Edited and contributed to AWRA’s report on proactive flood and drought management (PDF – 5.35 MB) by assessing case studies of successful flood and drought mitigation throughout the U.S. where multiple agencies and public policy objectives were combined to devise a proactive management program.
- Serving on the AWRA task force for an Integrated Water Resources Management certification program; helping to figure out what that certification program might look like and how it would work.
- Planning, moderating and giving two presentations at AWRA’s 2014 summer specialty conference on integrated water resources management in Reno, Nevada.
“I have learned through years of experience that water resource issues are far too complex for any single professional to address, no matter how well trained and experienced,” Wright said. “I can think of no better team of professionals than AWRA to work with in facing the myriad of water resource challenges ahead.”
Read more about Wright’s election to the board, along with his fellow incoming board members.