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Agricultural and Engineering Group Presents ADS Achievement Award to Dr. Indrajett Chaubey

Dr. Indrajett Chaubey of Purdue University has been named the recipient of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) 2014 Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (NYSE: WMS) ("ADS") Soil and Water Engineering Award. Sponsored by ADS, this ASABE award recognizes Chaubey's accomplishments and contributions to improve watershed management.

Chaubey heads up the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences and is a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue.

"We are thrilled to recognize the contributions of Professor Chaubey, one of the world's leading experts on water quality issues and watershed management," said Bob Klein, Executive Vice President, Customer Relations at ADS.  "In addition to his many accomplishments as a dedicated educator and mentor, Dr. Chaubey's research and development projects have influenced water management decisions in communities around the world."

Sponsored by Hancor / ADS since 1966, the prestigious ADS Soil and Water Engineering Award is given annually in recognition of noteworthy contributions to the advancement of soil and water engineering in teaching, research, planning, design construction, management or materials development.

Dr. Chaubey is recognized for his leadership of national and international efforts to quantify how land use changes due to recent demand for biofuel production, agricultural intensification, and urbanization will impact water availability, water quality, and ecosystem services.  In addition to the ADS award, Dr. Chaubey is also the recipient of the ASABE's New Holland Young Researcher award. He has been published extensively on the critical topic of water management, and has earned multiple faculty and research awards from both Purdue and the University of Arkansas.

"We have had the privilege of sponsoring this ASABE award, and recognizing the outstanding contributions to the water management field for nearly 50 years," Klein said.  "As a global leader in water management solutions, ADS applauds Dr. Chaubey for his extensive work on these critically important issues." 


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 Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.:

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., (NYSE: WMS) (ADS) is the world's largest producer of corrugated HDPE pipe. Founded in 1966, it serves the storm and waste water industry through a global network of 58 domestic and international manufacturing plants and 29 distribution centers. In addition to its flagship N-12® pipe, and HP Sanitary and Storm pipe, the company offers a complete line of fittings and other accessories including StormTech® storm water chambers, Nyloplast® drainage structures, INSERTA TEE®, storm water treatment units and various geotextiles. To learn more about ADS, visit

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