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Coastal Engineer and Hazard Expert Earns Orville T. Magoon Sustainable Coasts Award

Friday, July 1, 2016

Elena Drei-Horgan Portrait ASCE has honored Elena Drei-Horgan, Ph.D., CFM, A.M.ASCE, with the 2016 Orville T. Magoon Sustainable Coasts Award for significant contributions to federal coastal hazard analyses, modeling, and flood mapping of all coastal regions of the United States, enabling sound decisions regarding sustainable coastal development.

Drei-Horgan is a coastal engineer and hazard expert who has contributed to sustainable coastal development by accurate coastal modeling of U.S. coastal flood inundation for coastal floodplain management. She has contributed storm inundation mapping for the United States Atlantic, Gulf, Pacific, and Great Lakes coastal regions, leading to accurate determinations of present and future coastal risks

Drei-Horgan's work has provided the best technical data to engineers, scientists, and planners so that information about present and future hazards and implications for sustainable development can be communicated accurately and quickly

The Orville T. Magoon Sustainable Coasts Award recognizes individuals for outstanding contributions to sustainable engineering practices in managing shorelines and coastal infrastructure through research, design, construction, or management of the natural and built environment in the coastal zone. The award recognizes the balance of coastal values with project needs.