L. Donald Duke, Ph.D.: September 2020 FGCU Author Series Nominee

Congratulations to L. Donald Duke, Ph.D., our 74th honoree in the FGCU Author Series of recently published books authored or edited by FGCU faculty and staff. Dr. Duke’s book Improving the EPA Multi-Sector General Permit for Industrial Stormwater Discharges
will be featured on the FGCU Library’s digital media channels during September 2020 and displayed on a poster on the first floor of Library West in the FGCU Authors and New Books area.

Don Duke is a Professor of Environmental Studies in the Water School at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). He earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering along with a B.A. in English at the University of Pennsylvania; and M.S. and Ph.D. at Stanford University in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a concentration in Resources Planning. Prof. Duke has taught at the University level for almost 30 years, at UCLA; at the University of South Florida; and since 2007 at FGCU.
Prof. Duke is closely involved with national, state, regional, and local water resources public policy. He has long been a leader at the American Water Resources Association, serving on the Board of Directors, on targeted policy activities, and as the National Co-Chair of the 2020 Annual Water Resources Conference of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA), with the Herculean task of moving the 60-year traditions into an all-virtual conference for November 2020. He was lead editor for an AWRA nationwide analysis and recommendation white paper, Proactive Flood and Drought Management, in 2016. He was co-Principal Investigator for a study and report to the Pennsylvania legislature, Flood Mitigation for Pennsylvania’s Rural Communities, in 2018. He participated in a National Academies of Science panel that developed recommendations for USEPA’s Stormwater Industrial General Permit, in a report that appeared in 2019. On the FGCU campus, he has since 2008 helped organize the annual Southwest Florida Water Resources Conference, serving as overall Chair six times.

At FGCU he teaches environmental science and policy, with a focus in water resources. He is especially proud of involving students in his research, including five years of expanding studies on the role of stormwater ponds and land uses in flooding in south Lee County, including the FGCU campus; he has overseen more than 60 undergraduate Environmental Studies researchers to completion of their Senior Research projects.

Throughout the year, a recent book authored by FGCU staff or faculty is selected and recognized in a variety of ways. FGCU faculty and staff are encouraged to notify the relevant subject specialist librarian if they publish a book.

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