Joe Manous serves as Manager of IWR’s International Activities and the Future Directions Team Leader for the Institute for Water Resources, US Army Corps of Engineers and works closely with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. Dr Manous is a civil engineer specializing in the areas of water resources and environmental security issues associated with water. He served as an Academy Professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point from 2000 through 2008, where he taught courses in environmental engineering, water resources, and environmental security. A US Army Corps of Engineers officer, Joe retired from active duty in the grade of Colonel in 2008.
Dr. Manous has been actively involved with the "professional" aspects of the engineering profession for over 20 years particularly through his involvement with the American Society of Civil Engineers where he chaired the ASCE Committee on Professional Practice, Post-Hurricane Katrina Critical Infrastructure Guidance Task Force, and Paraprofessional Task Committee. He is also Chair of the Executive Board of the National Institute for Engineering Ethics (NIEE) and Chair of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) College Outreach Committee.
Dr. Manous is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Civil Engineering), North Georgia College (Physics), University of Illinois (MS, Civil Engineering), US Army War College (Masters of Strategic Studies), and University of Minnesota (PhD, Environmental Engineering). He is active in several professional engineering organizations to include ASCE, NIEE, SAME, National Society of Professional Engineers, Order of the Engineer, and the Army Engineer Association. Joe was the recipient of the 2012 ASCE Governmental Civil Engineer of the Year award, is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (D.WRE), and is a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
PhD, PE, D.WRE, F.EWRI
EWRI Fellow Since 2013