Vahedifard appointed to ASCE Committee on America’s Infrastructure

Professor Farshid Vahedifard, Louis Berger Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering, will contribute to the new Report Card for America’s Infrastructure.
Professor and Berger Chair Farshid Vahedifard.

Tufts University’s Farshid Vahedifard, Professor and Louis Berger Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering, was recently appointed to the Committee on America’s Infrastructure (CAI) by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). 

CAI advises on and writes ASCE policy reports including the Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, which provides a snapshot of the performance and condition of US infrastructure every four years. The report assigns letter grades for condition and necessary investments in categories like bridges, drinking water, roads, transit, and ports. Vahedifard – an internationally-recognized expert on slopes, dams, and levees and in the climate adaptation of infrastructure – will join fellow senior leaders from across sectors on the committee and will contribute to report card sections on levees and dams. 

In addition to his faculty appointment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts School of Engineering, Vahedifard is also the Lead of Resilient and Equitable Infrastructure with the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health, the UN think tank on water. With research at the intersection of environmental justice, climate change, and resilient infrastructure, Vahedifard studies transformative solutions for climate-resilient and equitable infrastructure and communities.

Learn more about Professor and Berger Chair Vahedifard and about the Report Card for America’s Infrastructure