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A. Jacob Odgaard, professor of civil and environmental engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering and research engineer at the college's world-renowned IIHR—Hydroscience and Engineering research unit, received the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Odgaard'saccomplishments range from his development of "Iowa Vanes"—metal baffles embedded in river channels to manage sediment deposits—to the design of structures to protect salmon by diverting them around hydroelectric dam turbines on the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest.
Recognizing eminent contributions to the environmental and water resources engineering disciplines through practice, research, and public service, the award was presented during the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, May 20-24 in Albuquerque, N.M.
Created in 1999, the Environmental and Water Resources Institute is a civil engineering specialty institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the country's oldest national engineering society.