UH Alumnus Wins Prestigious National Engineering Award


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Houston civil engineer D. Wayne Klotz (1976 MSCE) has added another feather in his cap. The University of Houston alumnus recently became the fourth recipient of an Outstanding Practitioner in Water Resources Engineering Award from the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE), a subsidiary of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

The award, established in 2014, recognizes engineers who hold a Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE) certification — an honor Klotz achieved in 2007 — for a significant contribution to the engineering practice based on either a single outstanding achievement or a body of work related to the practice of environmental or water resources engineering.

“The engineering profession is a license to change the world. We build an improved quality of life using scientific knowledge and natural resources to construct civilization,” Klotz wrote in his LinkedIn profile. “Where else can you so significantly impact the lives of tens of thousands of people you will never meet?”