Professor Steve Chapra is the Emeritus Professor and Louis Berger Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts. He received his PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan and has published over 200 technical publications including eight textbooks. Steve’s research focuses on protecting the water-quality of rivers, lakes, and estuaries. He has lived and travelled extensively through Europe and has studied many of the great European waterways. He has special interest in how technology can be employed to manage water-related problems in a sustainable and cost-effective fashion, an area pioneered by the Dutch from the 13th century onward.