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"It seems only fair that, when one has found lifelong happiness, and attained a competence from his profession, he should recognize the debt he owes to those who went before him and whose data he used, and should in some way try to help those young [engineers] in his profession who are following after."
--John R Freeman
Join us for the fortieth John R. Freeman Lecture on April 11, 2016 at Northeastern University! The lecture, "Desalination for water supply: Is energy consumption manageable?" will be given by Prof. John H. Lienhard V of MIT. Click here for more information.
The 2015 John R. Freeman Lecture, “Shale Gas Development: A Big Environmental Experiment?” was delivered Distinguished Professor Emeritus John Cherry, Ph.D., P.E., of University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada at MIT.
The 2014 John R. Freeman Lecture, "Capturing Domestic Wastewater's Resource Potentials" will be given on April 8, 2014 by Professor Perry L. McCarty of Stanford University at the Tang Center at MIT.
The 2013 John R. Freeman Lecture, "Hurricane Storm Barrier Design and Operation" was presented by Lawrence J. Murphy, P.E. of CDM-Smith, New York, NY and Michael Bachand, P.E. of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on April 18, 2013 at the Tang Center at MIT. Click here to view the video of this lecture.
The 2012 John R. Freeman Lecture, “Climate Change and Water Resources: Characterizing Uncertainties for Decision Makers” was presented by Prof. Richard N. Palmer, Department Head and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst on April 23, 2012 at the Tang Center at MIT. Click here to view the video of this lecture.
The 2011 John R. Freeman Lecture, “Closing the Water Cycle, Recovering Energy and Resources in the Future Sustainable Communities” was presented by Prof. Vladimir Novotny, Professor, Northeastern University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Boston, MA on Monday, April 11, 2011 at MIT's Tang Center. Click here to view the video of this lecture.
The Lecture for 2010, “Rubbish, Stink and Death: The Historical Evolution, Present State and Future Direction of Water-Quality Management and Modeling” was presented at MIT by Steven C. Chapra, Ph.D., Professor and Berger Chair, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Tufts University on April 26, 2010 at MIT. Click here to view the video of this lecture.
The 2009 John R. Freeman Lecture, “Big City, Big Aqueduct, Big Challenge: Planning Repairs of NYC’s Leaking Delaware Aqueduct” was presented by Paul V. Rush, P.E., Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of Environmental Protection-Bureau of Water Supply on April 14, 2009 at the MIT. Video of this lecture is not available.
The Annual John R. Freeman Lecture for 2008, "Singapore's Marina Barrage" was given by Dr. Brendan M. Harley of CDM on April 14, 2008 at MIT. Click here to view the video of this lecture.
The Annual John R. Freeman Lecture for 2007, "Cape Cod's Billion Dollar Ground-Water Cleanup: The Hydrologic Story" was given by Denis LeBlanc of the U.S. Geological Survey on April 9, 2007. Click here to view the video of this lecture.
The 2006 Annual John R. Freeman Lecture, "Integrated Water Resources Management
in the Midst of Chaos and Caducity: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina" was given by Eugene Z. Stakhiv, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.