World-Renowned Urban Drainage Modeling Authority Robert Dickinson Joins MWH Soft
Robert E. Dickinson, one of the world’s leading experts in wastewater and urban drainage modeling, has joined MWH Soft’s Technical Directorate as Urban Drainage Technology Leader. Dickinson, who comes to the company from CDM, will be charged with maintaining, enhancing and supporting MWH Soft’s flagship SWMM-based product line (InfoSWMM and H2OMAP SWMM), the industry’s leading wastewater and urban drainage systems design and modeling software. He will also be responsible for coordinating vital collaborative research and technology transfer with key universities and government organizations as well as developing business strategies that advance MWH Soft’s overall growth objectives in wastewater and stormwater systems management and heighten its initiatives in both U.S. and international markets.
Mr. Dickinson brings over thirty years of experience in software development and management of wastewater and stormwater planning and design projects to MWH Soft. A principal developer of the industry-standard and FEMA-certified SWMM software, he has a distinguished background in computational hydraulics and high level simulation programming. He holds an M.E. degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida, Gainsville.
“We are thrilled to bring Bob’s formidable talents and expertise to our company,” said MWH Soft President and COO Paul Boulos. “As one of the world’s leading experts in hydraulic and hydrologic modeling, he has made significant contributions to the field of water resources engineering. His unique combination of proven project engineering expertise, management skills and high-level technical capabilities is coveted in our industry.
“A number of factors make Bob the ideal leader to help MWH Soft advance the state-of-the-art in dynamic sewer network modeling and spearhead the continued development of our SWMM-based products family. They include his impressive record of leadership, impeccable reputation, key role in the USEPA Storm Water Management Model (SWMM5) redevelopment program, strong expertise in both numerical methods and hydrology/hydraulics, and in-depth knowledge of the wastewater industry.
“While he will be based in Tampa, Florida, Bob will work closely with our product development team and our clients as we step up our efforts to help communities around the world manage urban runoff and wet weather water quality problems in combined, sanitary and storm sewers and protect the ecological health of our waterways.”
“I am truly excited to be joining MWH Soft,” said Dickinson. “For the past five years, I have followed the company’s rapid growth and development of an impressive product portfolio. I have always admired MWH Soft’s unparalleled technical expertise and its steadfast commitment to research, innovation, product quality and customer care. I believe a breakthrough approach to systems modeling is a critical key to helping communities better manage and operate their buried hydraulic infrastructures and protect the environment. I look forward to playing a pivotal role in advancing MWH Soft’s comprehensive urban drainage design and modeling product line and maintaining its leadership in the global wastewater industry.”
About MWH Soft
MWH Soft is a leading global provider of technical and infrastructure software and professional solutions designed to meet the technological needs of utilities, government industries, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest North American cities and ENR top design firms. The multifaceted, state-of-the-art CAD, GIS and Internet enabled products created by MWH Soft empower thousands of engineers across the globe to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, maintain and operate highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems. For more information, call MWH Soft at (626) 568-6868, or visit www.mwhsoft.com.
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