Broomfield, Colorado, USA, September 24, 2013 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, today announced that its president and chief operating officer, Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port & Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). His term will begin October 1, 2013.
Dr. Boulos is one of the world’s foremost experts on water resources and navigation engineering and the author of nine authoritative books and more than 100 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 notable technical awards for excellence in scholarship from ASCE, the American Water Works Association and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). He has received the U.S. Ellis Island Medal of Honor, one of America’s highest accolades; the Pride of Heritage Award from the Lebanese American Foundation; and the Lebanese American University Alumni of the Year Award. He was also inducted into the University of Kentucky College of Engineering Hall of Distinction, the highest honor the university bestows on its alumni. Dr. Boulos has been given Honorary Diplomate status by the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE) as well as Distinguished Diplomate status in Navigation Engineering by ACOPNE, the top honors for both academies. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a Diplomate (by Eminence) of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.
Dr. Boulos serves on the Board of Trustees of the Lebanese American University (New York, NY, and Beirut, Lebanon) and AAWRE; the Boards of Directors of Innovyze, MWH Global (Broomfield, CO) and America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc./AMIDEAST (Washington, D.C.); and the Dean’s International Council of the Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago (Chicago, IL). He has been a member of advisory boards and councils for many organizations, including the Buck Advisory Council of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging (Novato, CA), the USEPA Science Advisory Board, the Urban Water Resources Research Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI), and the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council.
Dr. Boulos received his Doctorate, Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky, along with a Bachelor’s degree in General Science from the Lebanese American University. He has also completed Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
The Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port and Navigation Engineers was created by ASCE and its Civil Engineering Certification, Inc. (CEC) to improve the practice, elevate the standards, and advance the COPNE-Profession for the benefit of the public. The elite group is comprised of nearly 200 Diplomates who have gone through many years of training and experience to become eligible for Board Certification. The Academy is a way to recognize engineers who have special knowledge and experience in the fields of civil engineering that comprise ACOPNE.
The COPNE-Profession comprises the individuals and professional organizations that are engaged in the sustainable development and protection of coastal, ocean, port, and navigation environments for the benefit of society in the United States and foreign countries. ACOPNE has in part been created to complement the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI) and provides recognition to those individuals who have excelled in one or more of the sub-disciplines embraced by COPRI. Key objectives are to identify and grant board certification to individuals with specialized knowledge; recognize the ethical practice; enhance the technical practice; support and promote positions on professional issues important to the public health, safety, and welfare; and encourage life-long learning and continued professional development.
“It’s an especially meaningful honor to be asked to serve on this distinguished board and be a member of this preeminent academy,” Boulos said. “I am proud to be a part of the noble COPNE profession and to be able to contribute to its advancement. Joining the distinguished leaders of ACOPNE gives me an exceptional opportunity to share my expertise and passion and make whatever contributions I can to help further the Academy’s vision and mission.”
For more information on ACOPNE, visit www.acopne.org.
Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water and wastewater utilities, government industries, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasia and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. With unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success. For more information, call Innovyze at +1 626-568-6868, or visit www.innovyze.com.