Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.’s Water Resources Practice Lead Matthew D. Gramza has been named a Board Certified Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE) of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE), a subsidiary of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
In support of AAWRE’s mission to “advance the practice” – to broaden and deepen the body of knowledge for practicing engineers, AAWRE’s Board Certification program was developed to improve the practice, elevate the standards and advance the profession of water resources engineering. The D.WRE Board Certification represents strong professional ethics and a commitment to life-long learning and continuing professional development. Since the start of AAWRE’s Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE) program in October 2004, nearly 800 water resources engineers worldwide have qualified for the Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer Board Certification.
Gramza, a P.E., CFM, CPESC and Vice President in CEC’s Cincinnati office, received his civil engineering degree from the University of Cincinnati, has 26 years of experience in the engineering consulting and construction fields in both the private and public sectors. He has extensive design and analysis experience in civil engineering and water resources, and is licensed in Ohio, Kentucky, Minnesota, West Virginia, and South Carolina. Gramza holds the following additional certifications: Certified Floodplain Manager – Association of State Floodplain Managers, Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control – EnviroCert International, Inc.
“I started as a Project Manager managing projects for public and private sector clients progressing to Principal and Water Resources Practice Lead of my firm’s Cincinnati office. I recently was promoted to my current position of National Water Resources Practice Lead. I lead a practice of approximately 75 water resources practitioners across 12 offices including Water Resources Engineers, Civil Engineers, Environmental Engineers, Chemical Engineers, and Environmental Scientists. Our firm’s Water Resources Practice includes a multi-disciplined staff performing services in Watershed Management, Stormwater, and Water/Wastewater. I have completed many complex Water Resources projects as Engineer of Record from assessment to design, construction, and post-construction permit,” he said.
Gramza has served the ASCE Cincinnati Section and is a Past-President, an elected ASCE Fellow, LEAD Clermont Community Business Leadership, Water Resources Practice Lead for the CEC Cincinnati Office (2007-2021), CEC National Water Resources Practice Lead (2022-present), CEC Public Sector Market Group Lead for the CEC Cincinnati Office (2015-present). Gramza leads the Water Resources Co-op program bringing interns into our firm to assist with their professional experience engineering school requirements and have hired several full time. Gramza has mentored many Water Resources Engineers in complex assessment and design projects including over 100 Riverine Flood Models as well as 25 High Hazard Dam Assessments with Inspection, Hydrologic & Hydraulic Analysis, Dam Breach and Inundation Mapping, Emergency Action Plans, Operation and Maintenance Inspection Manuals, Interim Risk Reduction Measures, Rehabilitation Design, Construction Documents and Construction Quality Assurance. He’s also given Water Resources Topic Technical Presentations at over 20 professional association conferences.
For more information on AAWRE, visit aawre.org.
AAWRE‘s mission is to improve the practice, elevate the standards, and advance the profession of water resources engineering by certifying professional engineers with specialized knowledge in water resources, recognizing the ethical practice of water resources engineering at the expert level, encouraging continued professional development for engineers, and supporting positions on water resources issues important to the public health. The American Academy of Water Resources Engineers was founded by members of the ASCE’s Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) and is the first Academy of the Civil Engineering Certification, Inc. (CEC) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).