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Richard Hawkins

Dr. Richard “Pete” Hawkins, P.E., F. ASCE, F, EWRI, is Professor Emeritus, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. Dr. Hawkins has over 50 years of experience in engineering, hydrology, and natural resources, in education, research, and agency and consulting practice. Recently retired, he taught a variety of courses in general and watershed hydrology, modeling, hydraulics, sediment, water quality, fire science, and statistics. He has published widely in his specialty fields of small watershed hydrology and rainfall-runoff modeling, with accent on land condition impacts. He has taught continuing education courses on Curve Number rainfall-runoff for ASCE and for several local flood control interests. A native of Missouri, he is a graduate of the University of Missouri Columbia, with degrees in both Civil Engineering and in Forestry, and received MS and PhD degrees in Watershed Management from Colorado State University. He has also served on the faculties of Colorado State University, SUNY-Syracuse, and Utah State University. At Arizona he was the Chair of the Watershed Resources program for 10 years. In 2011 was a Visiting Professor with the Warsaw (Poland) University of Life Sciences, and in 2013 at the Universita Degli Studi de Palermo (Italy) Dipartimento Scienze Agrarie e Forestali. He has experience with the US Forest Service, USDA-ARS, the California Department of Water Resources, and the California Division of Soil Conservation. In 1986-87 he served as a Distinguished Visiting Scientist with the USEPA in Corvallis OR. He has received several awards for professional service and scholarship, and has had numerous international and consulting assignments. He has been a member of ASCE’s Watershed Management Committee since 1961. In 2003 Dr. Hawkins received ASCE’s Arid Lands Hydraulic Engineering Award. Email is
EWRI Fellow Since 2013