Brian Bledsoe is Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia. Brian has over 30 years of experience as an engineer, hydrologist, and environmental scientist in the private and public sectors. He holds degrees from Georgia Tech, North Carolina State University, and Colorado State University. Before entering the professorate, he worked as a consulting engineer and surveyor, and for the State of North Carolina as a watershed restoration specialist and nonpoint source program coordinator. Brian’s research is focused on water quality, stormwater, flood hazards, infrastructure, and restoring rivers and wetlands. He is a licensed civil engineer in NC and CO, and a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Brian’s advisory activities include the Everglades and coastal Louisiana restoration efforts, the Platte River and San Juan River Recovery Implementation Programs, Engineers Without Borders, and collaborative water planning and management with numerous municipal, industrial, and agricultural partners.