2015 — Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith, PhD, FASIC

Winner of the Roy William Memorial Award for 2015

Stephen is a premier innovator, educator and advocate for the irrigation industry. His work has made him a force for the advancement of the irrigation profession and cutting-edge water resource management. Smith has 40 years of experience in irrigation engineering and water resources, beginning with the launch Aqua Engineering, Inc. in 1975. Prior to 1975, his work on the Colorado State University research faculty included irrigation research and evaluation of irrigation technologies. He holds three degrees in Agricultural Engineering from Colorado State University and New Mexico State University.

He served on the faculty at Colorado State University where he taught irrigation design for almost 20 years. He is currently the U.S. Head of Delegation to two International Standards Organization (ISO) committees involving irrigation and water reuse. Stephen is also owner of Wade Water LLC and Buena Vida Farm in Fort Collins, CO

He has been an active professional member and past national president of ASIC, and is a Society Fellow. Smith also has served on the Irrigation Association board of directors and as president in 2009.

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