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Commencement Speaker

Walter ChiangWalter Chiang has been associated with The University of Texas at Arlington since 1975. He has taught classes in water treatment plant design, wastewater treatment design, solid waste disposal, and industrial wastewater treatment. A former adjunct faculty member of the Civil Engineering Department at UTA (1976-91), he continues to serve on the department's Advisory Board and frequently teaches water and wastewater treatment short courses. 

In 1980, Chiang started his own firm, Chiang and Associates, Inc., (CP&Y, Inc.) in Arlington. The firm has evolved from an environmental services company to a multidiscipline engineering firm engaged in a full spectrum of projects from infrastructure development to mass transit, aviation and transportation, in addition to environmental engineering.

Chiang has more than 40 years of design and project management experience in both environmental and civil engineering projects. His long, distinguished engineering career has focused on water quality and treatment technologies, and he is highly regarded for his expertise in treatment processes and operations. He has been in charge of many projects throughout Texas, other parts of the United States, and internationally in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mongolia, India, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Mexico.

Chiang is highly regarded in the community and professional circles for his knowledge and expertise in water and wastewater treatment processes and operations. He is a member of AWWA, WEF, and was the original Chair of the Municipal Wastewater Treatment Committee for the Water Environment Association of Texas, in which is he now an active committee member.

His résumé of invited lectures spans the globe, and he has authored dozens of technical papers on a broad range of topics. He has been a participating partner in several university requisite water and wastewater textbooks and co-authored two wastewater treatment text books.

Among his recognition¹s and awards, Chiang is a Distinguished Alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin's Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department and at Chung Yuan University in Taiwan. He was also the recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award, WEAT/WEF (Water Environment Association of Texas/Water Environment Federation.)