West Yost Team Members Earn Diplomate Board Certification

Charles Duncan and Polly Boissevain recognized for their strong professional ethics and commitment to life-ling learning.

Charles Duncan, PE, and Polly Boissevain, PE Named Board Certified Diplomates of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (D.WRE)

Davis, CA – Charles Duncan, PE, D.WRE, President and CEO, and Polly Boissevain, PE, D.WRE, Chief Engineer were each recently named a Board Certified Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE) of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE), a subsidiary of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). In support of AAWRE’s mission to ‘advance the practice’ – to broaden and deepen the body of knowledge for practicing engineers, AAWRE’s Board Certification program was developed to improve the practice, elevate the standards, and advance the profession of water resources engineering. The D.WRE Board Certification represents strong professional ethics and a commitment to life-long learning and continuing professional development. Since the start of AAWRE’s Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE) program in October 2004, nearly 750 water resources engineers worldwide have qualified for the Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer Board Certification.

Charles Duncan, PE, D.WRE, President and CEO of West Yost, has been with the firm since 1997 and is focused on supporting our team to do the best work of our lives. Charles is also a practicing engineer at West Yost serving clients in the Western United States. His experience is focused on water resources master planning of water and recycled water systems. His expertise includes developing and using hydraulic network distribution system models to optimize water systems and associated infrastructure. Charles is known for establishing technically feasible and constructible reservoir outage plans and cost-effective capital improvement projects that optimize the system performance based on the results of distribution system model analyses.

As President and CEO, Charles “is inspired by the entire West Yost team. At West Yost, we are driven to solve challenging problems and do what’s right for our clients. Being recognized by AAWRE is an honor and a tribute to our long-standing clients and our team’s commitment to providing exceptional service.”

Polly Boissevain, PE, D.WRE, Chief Engineer at West Yost has been with the firm since 2009. Polly is an engineer with professional experience in water resources planning, with extensive experience in distribution system master planning and hydraulic modeling of water systems, both steady-state and transient analysis for closed conduit flow. She brings managerial experience for a variety of water resources projects in planning, design, and operations.

“What excites me about coming to work each day is that I really like working with clients and helping them to develop solutions. I also really like mentoring younger staff. I am excited by learning new things and enjoy that our less experienced staff are too” says Boissevain.

West Yost is a consulting firm focused on the water sector. Recently certified as a Great Place to Work® for the second year in a row, based on feedback from their employees. With over 30 years in business, the firm has offices located in Arizona, California, and Oregon. With a mission to be the water firm of choice for both their clients and team, West Yost is a firm that listens – to understand the true needs of its hundreds of long-term clients. The team at West Yost is one that delivers high-value solutions that are well communicated. West Yost gives back to communities by contributing to organizations such as MESA, Soroptimist®, and Feeding America®. West Yost is continually hiring, visit their career page at westyost.com to join a firm where you can do the best work of your life.

For more information on AAWRE, please visit www.aawre.org.

AAWRE’s mission is to improve the practice, elevate the standards, and advance the profession of water resources engineering by certifying professional engineers with specialized knowledge in water resources, recognizing the ethical practice of water resources engineering at the expert level, encouraging continued professional development for engineers, and supporting positions on water resources issues important to the public health. The American Academy of Water Resources Engineers was founded by members of the ASCE’s Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) and is the first Academy of the Civil Engineering Certification, Inc. (CEC) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).