The latest Southeast A/E/C industry veteran to join the group of Legacy Award honorees is Robert G. Maliva, principal hydrogeologist with WSP, Fort Myers, Fla. As ENR notes in the Call for Entries for our Legacy Award program, the award recognizes those people "who have established a solid 'legacy' of lifetime service to the A/E/C industry and to their colleagues. Movers. Shakers. Mentors. True professionals who have gone above and beyond for decades.”

Maliva’s resume certainly stacks up well with previous Legacy Award honorees. According to the nomination submitted by J. Steven Paquette, WSP USA president for water and environment, over the course of the past 30 years, Maliva “has been dedicated to international research and consulting for groundwater resources management, subsurface geology and fluid flow investigations.” Additionally, Paquette notes that Maliva “has proven himself a true pioneer in this space, helping a range of clients tackle evolving challenges related to water risk using innovative techniques and advanced technology.”

Additionally, Maliva, who holds a Ph.D. in earth sciences from Harvard University, has held research positions at Harvard University, the University of Cambridge (England), and the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences.

The depth and breadth of Maliva’s expertise in the field is further evidenced by his authorship of four books related to the subjects of aquifer storage and recovery, and has authored 85 peer-reviewed publications and/or book chapters, along with more than 120 technical presentations.

Past honorees include Pat Rodgers of Rodgers Builders, Charlotte; Tom Murphy Jr., of Coastal Construction Group, Miami; Bill Pinto, the retired COO and principal with the former Hardin Construction Co., Atlanta; Miller Gorrie, of Birmingham, Ala.-based Brasfield & Gorrie; Edward Lobnitz, formerly of Tilden Lobnitz Cooper (now TLC Engineering Solutions); and the the most recent recipient, Bob Moss, of Moss & Associates, Fort Lauderdale.

ENR Southeast will have much more about Maliva’s “legacy” in the January 2020 print edition. Additionally, we’ll be presenting him with his Legacy Award at our upcoming Best Projects Awards luncheon, to be held Nov. 1 in Orlando.

Congratulations to Robert Maliva!