Civil and Environmental Engineering

M. Levent Kavvas and co-authors receive 2016 J. James R. Croes Medal

M. Levent Kavvas, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Civil and Environemntal Engineering, and his co-authors were selected by the ASCE Awards Committee to receive the 2016 J. James R. Croes Medal for their paper, “Physically Based Estimation of Maximum Precipitation over Three Watersheds in Northern California: Atmospheric Boundary Condition Shifting,” published in the Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, April 2015. The lead author of the paper is Dr. Kei Ishida, Assistant Project Scientist and Manager of the Hydrologic Research Laboratory in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

The selection committee particularly noted that this paper provides an alternative approach to estimate the probable maximum precipitation (PMP) that has potential to change the current engineering practice. Congratulations, Dr. Kavvas and Dr. Ishida!