Lindell Ormsbee, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.EWRI, F.ASCE, is presented the 2016 Julian Hinds Award for pioneering research and its practical implementation in water distribution systems, watershed and stormwater management, groundwater remediation, and leadership in management of the nation’s and Kentucky’s water resources.
Ormsbee has coauthored papers with leaders in this field of water distribution, including Paul Boulos, Jacques Delleur, Mark Houck, Kevin Lansey, Uri Shamir, and Tom Walski.
Because of the research advances of Ormsbee and his colleagues, linking simulation and optimization became a reality. These optimization techniques have proven invaluable in calibrating complex water-distribution system models.
The Julian Hinds Award is given to recognize the author or authors of that paper that is judged to make the most meritorious contribution to the field of water resources development. That award may also be made to an individual for notable performance, long years of distinguished service or specific actions that advanced engineering in the field of planning, development, and management of water resources.