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    David Moreau
    Research Professor
    202 New East
    work919.606.0408 (phone)
    fax919.962.5206 (fax)
    Dr. Moreau has research interests in the analysis, planning, financing, and evaluation of water and related environmental programs. His publications include work in systems analysis, planning and management of urban water systems, management of water supplies during droughts, and planning and evaluation of watershed management programs.

    + Ph.D., Harvard
    + MSCE, North Carolina State
    + BSCE, Mississippi State

     

     

    Research and Practice

    With the creation of the Institute for the Environment, the University began the process of transferring into the College the administration of two degree programs previously administered by the Carolina Environmental Program: the bachelor of science in environmental science and the bachelor of arts in environmental studies. These undergraduate degree programs and the graduate curriculum in ecology will be a part of the new curriculum. The Institute will continue to partner with the College to enhance the degrees by providing field study experiences, internships and other experiential learning opportunities.


    Dr. Moreau appointed to the Committee on New Orleans Regional Hurricane Protection Projects

    Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding of much of the New Orleans metro area prompted many questions about the performance of the city’s hurricane protection system. To help provide credible scientific and engineering answers regarding the performance of this system, the Committee on New Orleans Regional Hurricane Protection Projects has been convened to review data gathered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

    As a committee member, Dr. Moreau will focus his investigation on three primary topics: a) design capacity of the hurricane protection system, b) forces exerted against the system and system response, and c) factors that resulted in overtopping, breaching, or failure of levees and floodwalls.


    David Moreau has twice been named director of the Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI). WRRI is a unit of The University of North Carolina system established in 1965 and is authorized by the Water Resources Research Act of 1964 to administer and promote federal/state partnerships on water-related issues. WRRI identifies and supports research needed to help solve water quality and water resources problems in North Carolina and the region. Dr. Moreau also served as WRRI director from 1983 to 1995.


    Dr. Moreau has research interests in the analysis, planning, financing, and evaluation of water and related environmental programs. His publications include work in systems analysis, planning and management of urban water systems, management of water supplies during droughts, and planning and evaluation of watershed management programs. He has chaired the board of a local water and sewer authority, worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, chaired several state-level environmental committees and commissions, and served on national advisory committees. Dr. Moreau has also served as the department chair and has been an associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

    Professional Activities

    + Conference panel member - Adaptive Management of Water Quality in the Neuse River and Estuary: A research panel on adaptive management of aquatic systems. (Duke University 2004)

    + National Research Council expert committee member - advise Pittsburgh region on water quality management (in particular how to address a potential $3 billion-plus problem of reducing or eliminating combined sewer overflow).

    + National Research Council expert committee member - review studies prepared by the International Joint Commission on the Great Lakes Committee. (review Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River studies)

    Public Service

    + Chairman, North Carolina Environmental Management Commission - The EMC is the state's administrative rulemaking commission for water allocation, water quality management, air quality management, and groundwater protection. It is also the final agency decision maker on environmental permits, contested cases, and civil penalties.

    Recent Publications

    + Water Resources Development: Recent Trends in the Decision Making Process, (Co-author) John J. Boland, Warren Viessman, Gerry Galloway, David Moreau, Cliff Russell, Nicholas Flores, Charles Howe, Peter Rogers, published by the Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2005. (Also under review by the Johns Hopkins Press)

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