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Tag: Institute for Water Resources
  • May

    Lea Adams Takes the Helm at Hydrologic Engineering Center

    Introducing Lea Adams, appointed Director of the Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC) on April 1, whose career trajectory reflects a steadfast commitment to growth and leadership. As a senior hydraulic engineer at the Sacramento District, Ms. Adams recognized a need for new challenges and embraced opportunities in management. Transitioning into leadership roles, including Chief of the Water Resource Systems Division at HEC, she navigated the complexities of leading teams with diverse expertise. A noteworthy experience included spearheading the National Nonstructural Committee, where Lea honed her ability to influence and collaborate effectively. With a passion for continuous learning and a dedication to her craft, Ms. Adams embodies the values of integrity and excellence that define HEC's legacy. The following interview explores the journey and insights that have prepared her for this pivotal role at the forefront of hydrologic engineering and what she envisions for the future.
  • April

    IWR Leads USACE Participation in United Nations’ Water and Disasters Panel

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (April 17, 2024) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is a participant in the United Nations' (UN) High-level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters (HELP). Established in 2007 at the request of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB), HELP comprises 21 international organizations to address water disaster preparedness and response. The group collaborates closely with the UN Secretariat for the Office for Disaster Reduction (UNDRR). The USACE representative to HELP is the USACE chief of engineers, Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon.
  • February

    Visit IWR at the 2022 BEYA STEM Conference’s Virtual Career Fair

    Are you attending the 2022 Black Engineers of the Year (BEYA) STEM Global Competitiveness Conference
  • Celebrating World Wetlands Day

    World Wetlands Day was celebrated this week with the theme ‘Call to Act’ for Wetlands. It's an appeal to invest financial, human, and political capital to save the world’s wetlands from disappearing and to restore those we have degraded. It highlights the need to raise national and global awareness about wetlands to reverse their rapid loss and encourage actions to conserve and restore them. To protect against further loss, the nation has in recent years adopted a policy of "no net loss" of wetlands. USACE, working in partnership with many other organizations, is helping to implement this policy by protecting, preserving, and restoring.
  • May

    New Dredging Information System (DIS) Public Site

    The new Dredging Information System (DIS) public website is now available. The DIS website will have
  • January

    Achieving More Together: The State of Collaboration in USACE

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Institute for Water Resources (IWR) recently released a report titled The State of Collaboration in USACE: A Field Perspective in 2019-2020 Part 1: Survey Responses. The ability of the agency to effectively collaborate with stakeholders is critical for achieving the USACE mission. To assess the capacity of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to collaborate with stakeholders and inform strategic planning, the USACE Collaboration and Public Participation Center of Expertise (CPCX) has administered the Collaborative Capacity Assessment Initiative every five years since 2009. Highlights of the 2019 survey results are captured herein: outlining the major themes in the responses, as well as comparing the responses to those of previous years.
  • IWR in 2020-2021 USACE "Building Strong Serving the Nation and the Armed Forces" Publication

    The 2020-2021 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers “Building Strong®: Serving the Nation and the Armed