ASCE honored Peggy A. Johnson, Ph.D., F.EWRI, M.ASCE, for her contributions in the use of sediment transport for evaluation and design of in-line control structures and stream restoration projects.
Johnson is a pioneer in sediment transport, which is widely used in evaluation and design of in-line control structures and stream restoration projects. Her work laid the foundation for the use of uncertainty and risk management for scour analyses.
In addition to her many important contributions to the fields of sedimentation and hydraulic engineering, Johnson has devoted herself to serve the profession. She has participated in numerous ASCE committees and activities, including tenure as president of the ASCE’s Environmental Water Resources Institute Governing Board from 2012 to 2013.
Johnson’s service to the water resources engineering field has made her a role model for many women in engineering. ASCE recognized her as Outstanding Woman of the Year in 2012.
The Hans Albert Einstein Award is given to a member who has made a significant contribution to the engineering profession in the area of erosion control, sedimentation and/or waterway development either in teaching, research, planning, design, or management.