Bio: Larry W. Mays is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Arizona State University and former chair of the department. He is the former Director of the Center for Research in Water Resources at the University of Texas at Austin where he also held and Engineering Foundation Endowed Professorship. A registered professional engineer in seven states and a registered professional hydrologist, he has served as a consultant to many organizations. Professor Mays is the author of Water Resources Engineering (john Wiley & Sons, Inc.) and Optimal Control of Hydrosystems (Marcel Dekker, Inc.), coauthor of Applied Hydrology and Hydrosystems Engineering and Management (both from McGraw-Hill), and editor-in-chief of the Water Resources Handbook, Hydraulic Design Handbook, and the Water Distribution Systems Handbook (all from McGraw-Hill). He was also the editor-in-chief of the Reliability Analysis of Water Distribution Systems (ASCE) and co-author of Computer Modeling of Free Surface and Pressurized Flow (Kluwer Academic Publishers). Among his honors include a distinguished alumnus award from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999.
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