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Our Chapter's History

The Environmental & Water Resources Institute Kansas City Chapter started in January 2004. After six months of planning, setup of chapter regulations, financing, etc, the chapter started off with successful bi-monthly luncheons and planning meetings in between. Every year, the chapter is involved with seminar planning, including helping out with the Mid-America Regional Council Seminar on Stormwater BMPs. The Kansas City Chapter hopes to expand its list of activities to excite many more professionals intrested in the Environmental and Water Resources Institute.

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EWRI History

EWRI was created in 1999. The Environmental & Water Resources Institute is a civil engineering specialty institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the country’s oldest national engineering society. 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 22,000 person 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.

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