ENVIRONMENTAL & WATER RESOURCES INSTITUTE
The Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) is a civil engineering specialty institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers formed in 1999. EWRI services are designed to complement ASCE's traditional civil engineering base and to attract new categories of members (non-civil engineer allied professionals) who seek to enhance their professional and technical development.
EWRI was formed in keeping with the Strategic Plan of ASCE to provide improved and comprehensive products and services to a variety of engineering teams working in technical, educational, and professional areas. Former ASCE Technical Division enrollees (Environmental Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Water Resources Planning and Management - as well as the Water and Environmental Standards Council) form EWRI's membership base. The former Divisions and Council have a long and successful record of performance. EWRI expands on the strong core of products and services originated by these members.
The EWRI's vision is to be a recognized worldwide leader within ASCE for the integration of the technical expertise and public policy into the planning, design, construction and operation of environmentally sound and sustainable infrastructure impacting air, land, and water resources.
The East Central Branch completed the requirements to form a local Chapter in 2008 and delivers a very active technical development program to its members here in Central Florida through monthly luncheons and an annual seminar.