Lecture honors Loucks
Professor Emeritus Daniel P. Loucks has been honored by the International Commission on Water Resource Systems of the International Association of Hydrologic Science with the establishment of a lecture series in his name. Loucks received his Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Cornell in 1965. He then joined the faculty of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell, where he enjoyed a remarkable 47-year career.
Loucks published many articles during his long career. He is co-author of several widely-used textbooks on water resource planning and management. During periods of leave from Cornell Engineering, Loucks taught at universities in the United States, Europe, and Australia. He also served the World Bank, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, and several other governmental and international agencies in a wide variety of research and consultancy roles.
The official announcement of the establishment of the Peter Loucks Lecture concludes, “The contribution that Peter Loucks has given to water resource management is enormous and very relevant to society and engineering.” Professor Loucks himself will deliver the first lecture at the ICWRS International Symposium in Bologna, Italy in June of 2014.