The purpose of the Council is to communicate news and other information
of interest to the EWRI membership; to stimulate interest and
participation in EWRI activities; to serve as a sounding board for
issues of importance for EWRI leadership and members-at-large; and to
actively promote EWRI products, services, expertise and accomplishments
through publication of a quarterly newsletter. The Communications
Council may also suggest information to be included in each edition of
the ASCE News or to be included in the EWRI webpage. Currents is the
quarterly newsletter of EWRI. Ideally, an issue of Currents will be
delivered to the EWRI membership each February, May, August and
The Currents newsletter shall contain information of interest to the
EWRI membership including:
- All information on Committees and Council activities, calls for
members or task committees.
- All information on publications, including book reviews and
calls for authors.
- Congress, Conference and Seminar news for both recent and
- Information on awards.
- News about the people of EWRI.
The President of EWRI shall prepare a quarterly column for the
newsletter. The Communications Council will have at least three but not
more than ten control members. These members shall include a chairperson
and secretary. News Correspondents shall be appointed in the following
- Each Council in the Technical EXCOM shall appoint one Correspondent.
- One News Correspondent (possibly the chair of the
Communications Committee) shall serve as the News Correspondent for the
Institute Operations EXCOM.
- All other Committees and Councils are encouraged to appoint
their own News Correspondent.
It is the role of News Correspondents to obtain information from the
various committees and councils and pass it directly to the Chair of the
Communications Council. News Correspondents shall review and edit
information before passing it to the Communications Council chairperson.
The chairperson shall ensure that news and information is relayed to
ASCE/EWRI staff for inclusion in the next issue of Currents.
Current News Correspondents
Water, Waterways and Stormwater CouncilPaul Bizier
Irrigation & Drainage CouncilRobert Evans
Watershed CouncilJeff Rieker
Hydraulics and Waterways CouncilKit Ng
Environmental Multi-Media CouncilWendy Cohen
Standards Development CouncilHugo Loaiciga
International Cooperation CouncilMark W. Killgore
Planning and Management CouncilRober Traver
Urban Water Resources Research CouncilScott Struck
For more information or to become involved with the Communications
Council, contact the Council Chair, John Weiland at firstname.lastname@example.org