Brian Bledsoe is Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor in Resilient Infrastructure, and founding director of the Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems at the University of Georgia. Brian holds degrees from Georgia Tech, North Carolina State University, and Colorado State University (Ph.D. Civil Engineering – Hydraulics) and has over 30 years of experience as a civil and environmental engineer, hydrologist, and environmental scientist in the private and public sectors. Before becoming a professor, he worked as a consulting engineer and surveyor, and for the State of North Carolina as a watershed restoration engineer and coordinator of the state’s nonpoint source program. Brian’s research and teaching are focused on integrating conventional and natural infrastructure systems, stormwater and flood management, river engineering, fluvial geomorphology, water quality, and ecosystem restoration. He received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2006, served as a Fulbright Scholar in Chile, was elected an ASCE Fellow in 2017, and is past president of the American Ecological Engineering Society. Brian is a registered professional civil engineer (CO, GA, NC) and chairs the ASCE EWRI Technical Committee on Natural and Nature-based Infrastructure Systems.