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Rainwater, Kenneth A.

Ken Rainwater 

Kenneth A. Rainwater, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, D.WRE, CFM, M.ASCE

Region 6 Governor Nominee

Biographical Statement: 

Education 

  • BSCE, Rice University, 1979
  • MSCE, University of Texas at Austin, 1982
  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1982

Work Experience 

  • Cost Engineer, Petrochemical Division, Brown and Root, Inc., 1979-1980
  • Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University, 1985-1991
  • Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University, 1991-2002
  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Texas Tech University, 2002-present 
  • Director, Texas Tech University Water Resources Center, 2002-present

ASCE Involvement 

  • Member
  • Co-Faculty Advisor, Texas Tech Student Chapter, 1985-2004
  • National
    • Committee for Student Services, 1995-1999
    • Committee on Academic Prerequisites for Professional Practice, 2008-present
    • Diplomate Water Resources Engineer, EWRI, 2008-present
     
  • Texas Section
    • Student Activities Committee, 1990-2004
    • Water Resources Technical Session Committee, 1987-1988
    • Continuing Professional Development Committee, chair, 1999-2000
    • Vice-President-Educational, 2000-2001
    • Education Committee, 1999-2001, chair 2001
    • President-elect, 2005-06, President 2006-2007, Past President 2007-2008
     

Other Volunteer Activities 

  • Delegate, UCOWR, 1998-present
  • Board Certified Environmental Engineer, AAEE, 2000-present
  • AGU, Member
  • Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers, Member
    • Associate Editor, Editorial Board for Ground Water, 1996-2001
     

Personal 

  • Married to Kathryn, daughter Janice (BSCE TTU 2011), son Kirk (TTU freshman)
  • Active in adult education and service at church