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ADS - Sponsored ASABE Award Presented to Wendy D. Graham


Wendy D. Graham, recipient of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) 2012 ADS Soil and Water Engineering Award. Sponsored by ADS, one of the nation’s largest suppliers of storm water management systems, the ASABE award recognizes Graham's contributions and leadership in the science and management of water.

HILLIARD, Ohio - October 15, 2012 – Wendy D. Graham of the University of Florida, Gainesville was named the recipient of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) 2012 ADS Soil and Water Engineering Award.  She was recognized, in part, for her contributions in the development of innovative hydrologic modeling techniques, and for establishing and leading a major water research institute.  Sponsored by ADS, one of the nation’s largest suppliers of storm water management systems, the ASABE award recognizes Graham's contributions and leadership in the science and management of water.

Graham is the Carl. S. Swisher Eminent Scholar in Water Resources in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and Director of the Water Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville.  She is a 23-year member of ASABE and has served on Soil and Water and Education Division Committees, on the Board of Trustees, and has held various officer level positions in the Florida Section of the ASABE, including chair.

"Wendy Graham has contributed so much to her school and to the industry, it is a pleasure to honor her and recognize her achievements with this award," stated Tori Durliat, Director of Marketing for ADS.  "Her research, stochastic modeling and data assimilation techniques for application to a variety of hydrologic and agricultural problems have helped crop growth in all agricultural systems.”

"She has authored or co-authored 121 journal articles, conference proceedings, technical publications and book chapters.  Wendy Graham is a leader, innovator and mentor whose value to our world of efficient water management will continue for many years.  As for ADS, we will also continue to be part of the ASABE and this award in the future."

Called one of its most prestigious honors by the Society, the ADS Soil and Water Engineering Award recognizes noteworthy contributions to the advancement of soil and water engineering in teaching, research, planning, design construction, management or materials development.

ADS has sponsored the ASABE award since 1966. It was presented to Graham at the 2012 ASABE Annual International Meeting.

For additional information call ADS at (800) 821-6710, go to www.ads-pipe.com or contact any local ADS office.

About ASABE:

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers is an international educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food and biological systems. Founded in 1907 and headquartered in St. Joseph, Michigan, ASABE has some 9,000 members from more than 100 countries.

About ADS:

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) is the world’s largest producer of HDPE corrugated plastic pipe.  Founded in 1966, it serves the storm water drainage and on-site industry through a global network of 55 domestic and international manufacturing plants and 27 distribution centers.   In addition to its flagship N-12® pipe, the company offers a complete line of fittings and other accessories including StormTech® storm water chambers, Nyloplast® drainage structures and various geotextiles. 

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Tori L. Durliat
Director of Marketing
ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC.
401 Olive Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840
Phone: 419-424-8275
Fax: 419-424-8302
E-mail: tori.durliat@ads-pipe.com