Innovyze announced that its president, COO and chief technical officer, Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, NAE, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, will address a staff workshop at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) as the GAO prepares a congressionally requested report on municipal water technologies.
At the workshop, to be held Jan. 29 to 30, 2015, in Washington, D.C., more than 20 water experts will convene with the GAO to address water scarcity in the U.S., discussing a range of municipal water supply and technology topics. They include making more efficient use of the nation’s current freshwater resources through system operations and conservation technologies; augmenting current resources through water treatment, desalination and reuse technologies; and factors affecting implementation of such approaches (including tradeoffs between technologies, tradeoffs between technology-based solutions and other (non-tech) ways of achieving efficiencies, and regional considerations). Dr. Boulos’ presentation will focus on leveraging smart water networks to transform the water industry, helping to optimize water utility management, reduce inefficiencies, ensure infrastructure sustainability and resilience, and improve drought management and customer service.
Dr. Boulos is an expert on water resources and navigation engineering and the author of nine authoritative books and more than 200 technical articles on issues critical to the water and wastewater industry. He has received numerous honors from national and international scientific and engineering societies, governments, universities, and NGOs, including technical awards for excellence in scholarship from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Water Works Assn. and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He was recognized with the U.S. Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the Pride of Heritage Award from the Lebanese American Foundation, and the Lebanese American University Alumni of the Year Award. He is a member of the University of Kentucky College of Engineering Hall of Distinction.
Dr. Boulos has been awarded honorary diplomate status by the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers and distinguished diplomate status in Navigation Engineering by the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port & Navigation Engineers. He is a Fellow of ASCE, a diplomate (by eminence) of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.