Irrigation & Drainage Systems Engineering

ISSN: 2168-9768

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William F Ritter

William F Ritter

William F Ritter
The University of Delaware, USA


William F. Ritter, PhD, is Professor of Bioresources and Civil and Environmental Engineering and chair of the Bioresources Engineering Departmentat the University of Delaware and a Senior Policy Fellow in the Center for Energy and Environment.
In 1965 Dr. Ritter received his BSA in agricultural engineering from the University of Guelph and in 1966 received a BAS in civil engineering from the University of Toronto.He obtained his MS in 1968 in water resources and his PhD in 1971 in sanitary and agricultural engineering from Iowa State University.He was a research associate at Iowa State University from 1966 to 1971 and joined the Agricultural Engineering Department at the University of Delaware as an assistant professor in 1971.He served as department chair of the Agricultural Engineering Department from 1992 to 1998 and 2003 to present.He has served as editor of the ASCE Journal of Iirrigation and Drainage Engineering since 2001 and serves as a consultant to government and industry .
He has also received numerous awards that include the College of Agriculture Outstanding Research Award (1990), ASAE Gunlogson Countryside Engineering Award (1989), ASCE Outstanding News Correspondent (1997),ASCE Delaware Section Civil Engineer of the Year (1999), ASCE Royce J. Tipton Award (2004) and ASCE Richard Torrence Award (2010).

Research Interest

Wastewater reuse
Surface and groundwater quality
Water quality modeling
Irrigation water use
Livestock manure management

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