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PAUL D HAN EY 1911-1990 BY DWIGHT F METZLER PAUL D HANEY an internationally recognized authority in environmental engineering, cliecl on May 5, 1990, at the age of seventy-nine. He was a retired partner of Black & Veatch. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, on February 5, 1911, he was educated in the local schools. Paul receiver! his B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Kansas ( KU. ) in 1933 and his S.M. in sanitary engineering in 1937 from Harvard University, where he stuclied under Gordon Fair. He was elected to Delta Omega, the honorary public health society. In a career spanning nearly sixty years, Paul taught at two universities, guicled surface water quality stuclies for the nation, and made major contributions to the theory and practice of water purification ant! wastewater treatment. He was a teacher, researcher, and practicing engineer, whose declication to the profession was recognized by his peers. They elected him to high office in the Water Pollution Control Federation President, 1968-1969), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE; chair, Sanita~yEngineeringDivision, 1966-1967), and theArner- icanWaterWorksAssociation (chair, Purification Division, 1958; director, 1964-1967) . He was elected to the National Acaclemy of Engineering in 1974. Before and after his election, he served on numerous committees of the National Research Council. He was a member 109

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110 MEMORIAL TRIBUTES of the Assembly of Engineering, the Potomac Estuary Study Committees, and the Subcommittee on Water Supply of the Division of Meclical Sciences' Committee on Sanitary Engineer- ing ant! Environment. Paul began his career as an instructor in sanitary engineering at the University of Kansas and an engineer for the Kansas State Boarcl of Health. In the latter capacity he supervised the Kansas Water and Sewage Laboratory. This experience caused him to insist on factual accuracy as a basis for problem solving. Through- out his career, he encouraged and guided many young engi- neers as they advancecl in their profession. Subsequently, they moved into leadership positions in teaching, private practice, and the public sector. Paul left Kansas in 1947 to teach at the School of Public Health, University of North Carolina. A year later he was com- missioned in the Regular Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service. He was assigned to the Robert A. Taft Sanitary Engineer- ing Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. For six years he directed nation- wide stream quality studies as authorized by Congress in 1948. The findings from these studies provided the basis for the first federal law representing a comprehensive national effort to clean up surface waters (1956) and provided limited construc- tion grants to municipalities. He joined the consulting firm of Black & Veatch in 1954 and was elevated to partner in 1956. He directed investigations and guided designs in sewage and industrial waste treatment and in acivanced wastewater treatment for some of the nation's largest cities in the Midwest and the East. He also directed water supply and treatment investigations, including a landmark study for Washington, D.C., that led to a one-million-gallon-a-day pilot plant designed to remove a wide variety of toxins from the lower Potomac River. After he retired in 1978 as a Black & Veatch partner, he continuer! as a technical adviser to the firm's designers and researched inquiries from associates and friends. He read widely and was often called a "walking encyclopedia." He also taught medical students at the University of Kansas School of Medicine through 198S, and found great satisfaction in taking them to

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PAUL D. HANEY 111 observe water supply and wastewater projects. He served in the KU. Chancellor's Club and on various committees of the School of Engineering. Paul wrote manuals for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Inte- rior. He served as a consultant to four federal departments and was a member of more than a dozen committees for establishing criteria and setting standards for water quality. Paul was always a teacher who enjoyed sharing his scholarship with others. His forty-f~ve published papers ranged from the analysis of broad environmental policy issues to highly technical discussion of water treatment. One of his earliest papers dealt with dual water systems. He was a major contributor or senior author for four books: The ASCE Manual of Practice for Sewage Treatment Plant Design (1959~; the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Water Works Association, Conference of State Sanitary Engineers book, Water Treatment Plant Design ~ ~ 969 ); The Process Design Manualfor Phosphorus Removal ~ 1 97 1 ); and the Rampage book, Water Duality and Treatment Published bY McGraw-Hill in 1971. These books and articles are user} by engineers around the world. Paul was concerned with the improvement of civil engineer- ing practice. His influence on the profession was apparent as he served on the program committees for annual meetings of national organizations. He is creclited with the creation and development of the technical programs plan used by the Water Pollution Control Federation for its annual meetings. Paul was honored repeatedly for his contributions. The Arner- ican Water Works Association awarded him its prize for the outstanding water supply paper of the year three times (1955, 1966, and 1970~. He received its Goodell Prize in 1955, George Warren Fuller Award in 195S, honorary membership in 1970, and Divens Medal in 1971. In abolition to the presidency, his Water Pollution Control Federation honors included the Arthur Sidney Bedell Award ~ 1970), the Charles Alvin Emerson Award ~ 1975), the William I. Orchard Distinguished Service Medal (1979), and honorary membership in 1977. ~ ~ ' 1 ~

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112 MEMORIAL TRIBUTES The American Academy of Environmental Engineers present- ed him with the Eclward l. Cleary Award in 1977, and the University of Kansas its Distinguished Engineering Service Award in 1983. In addition to memberships in nine professional organiza- tions, he was a member of Sigma Xi, Tan Beta Pi, the Cosmos Club of Washington, D.C., and the Carriage Club of Kansas City. Paul's legacy to the engineering profession will long be remem- bereci. His originality and creativity led to better understanding of water-related problems and to important achievements in water purification and treatment. Through engineering educa- tion, research, consulting, and management, he did much for the improvement, preservation, and proper use of America's water resources.

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