||Lindell E. Ormsbee, P.E., P.H., Ph.D., D.WRE
Director, Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute
Director, Kentucky Research Consortium for Energy and Environment
Chair, Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission
Raymond-Blythe Professor, University of Kentucky Department of Civil Engineering
Dr. Ormsbee is a professor of civil engineering and currently serves as director of the Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute and the Director of the Kentucky Research Consortium for Energy and Environment. He is also the chairman of the college of engineering environmental certificate program. From both professional engineering consulting and graduate work at Virginia Tech and Purdue University, Dr. Ormsbee has acquired a diversity of skills and experience for use in addressing the environmental and water resource challenges of today. Since joining the faculty of the University of Kentucky in 1983, Dr. Ormsbee has been actively engaged in research, teaching, and consulting in water resources and environmental engineering and has published more that 100 technical papers and reports on various topics in this field. Dr. Ormsbee's current research efforts are directed toward the application of artificial intelligence methods to complex problems in water resources.
From 1994-1996 Dr. Ormsbee led a coordinated research effort that developed a comprehensive water supply plan for the Kentucky River Basin that has been recently implemented by the Kentucky River Authority. During 1997, Dr. Ormsbee served as a visiting scholar with the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection in assisting the state with its transition to a statewide watershed management framework. He continues to serve as a technical consultant to the Kentucky River Authority and the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection in helping to coordinate watershed management activities in the Kentucky River Basin as well as in helping to develop a comprehensive TMDL strategy for the state of Kentucky. Dr. Ormsbee is also coordinating a significant water quality assessment effort in Eastern Kentucky as part of the Eastern Kentucky PRIDE program. This effort involves the monitoring and assessment of clean-up activities that are currently occurring in a 38 county region that cuts across five major river basins.
Dr. Ormsbee currently serves as a scientific advisor to Kentucky Watershed Watch. In 2004 he was elected chair of the Kentucky Water Quality Commission and vice president for academic affairs of the American Institute of Hydrology. In 2005 he was inducted as a Diplomate in the American Academy of Water Resource Engineers. He is also a past president of both the Bluegrass Chapter and the Kentucky Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). In addition to being a licensed professional engineer in the state of Kentucky, he is only one of two professional hydrologists in the Commonwealth.
||Vice President for Academic of Affairs, American Institute of Hydrology
Past Chair, EWRI Council on Emerging and Innovative Technologies
EWRI Watershed 2005, Willamsburg, Virginia, July 19-22, 2005
AWRA International Symposium on Environmental Sustainability, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 27-29, 2005.
EWRI 2005 World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, Anchorage, Alaska, May 15-19, 2005.
Annual Conference of the American Institute of Hydrology, Las Vegas, October 17-20th, 2004
||Wang, Z., Woolery, E., Shi, B, and Ormsbee, L., Hazard Analyses: Comparison between Probabilistic Hazard Analysis and Flood Frequency Analysis, EOS (Vol 86, No. 5, Feb 2, 2005)
Tufail, M., and Ormsbee, L., (2005) A Fixed Functional Set Algorithm Approach for Function Approximation, Journal of Hydroinformatics (in review)
Ramesh S. V. Teegavarapu, Anil Tangirala and Lindell Ormsbee, (2004) Knowledge Assisted System for Evaluation of Impaired Streams using Visual Assessment Protocols Journal of Environmental Modeling and Assessment. (in review)
Ramesh S. V. Teegavarapu, Anil Tangirala and Lindell Ormsbee, (2004)
Development of Water Quality Management Alternatives for a Nutrient Impaired
Elshorbagy, A., Teegavarapu, R. and Ormsbee, L. (2004) Surface Water Quality Management Using Object-Oriented Modeling and Probabilistic Analysis, Journal of Environmental Management. (accepted for publication)
Amin Elshorbagy, Ramesh S.V. Teegavarapu and Lindell Ormsbee, (2004) Framework for Modeling Spatial Variability of Fecal Coliform in Streams,
Journal of IWRA, Water International, (accepted for publication)
Amin Elshorbagy, Ramesh S.V. Teegavarapu and Lindell Ormsbee, (2004) Total Daily Maximum Load (TMDL) Approach to Water Quality Management : Concepts, Issues and Applications Journal of Canadian Water Resources Association
accepted for publication)
Ramesh S. V. Teegavarapu, Amin Elshorbagy and Lindell Ormsbee, (2004) A framework for Assessment of Relative Pollutant Loads in Streams in Data-poor Conditions, Journal of Environmental Management. (accepted for publication)
Ormsbee, L., McCalister, "The Kentucky Watershed Management Framework: Lessons Learned", EWRI Watershed 2005, Willamsburg, Virginia, July 19-22, 2005
Ormsbee, L., "Environmental Sustainability through Watershed Management: The Kentucky Experience, AWRA International Symposium on Environmental Sustainability, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 27-29, 2005.
Ormsbee, L., "Kentucky PRIDE: A Model for Environmental Sustainability in Appalachia, AWRA International Symposium on Environmental Sustainability, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 27-29, 2005.
Tufail, M., Ormsbee, L., "Development of an Inductive Receiving Water Model for Application in TMDL Development," EWRI 2005 World Water and Environmental Resources Congress," Anchorage, Alaska, May 15-19, 2005.
Tufail, M., Ormsbee, L., "Optimal load allocations by linkage of evolutionary optimization algorithms with inductive models of watershed response," EWRI 2005 World Water and Environmental Resources Congress," Anchorage, Alaska, May 15-19, 2005.
Ormsbee, L., Teegavarapu, R., and Okyere, J., "Simulation Models for Assessment of Pathogen Loads at a Watershed Scale," Annual Conference of the American Institute of Hydrology, Las Vegas, October 17-20th, 2004