Sandra K Knight, D.NE, D.WRE, PE, PhD

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Sandra Knight is President of WaterWonks LLC in Washington, DC. She founded WaterWonks to capitalize on her extensive experience as a national policy expert, international and nationally recognized engineering professional, and research and innovation advisor to provide strategic direction to clients in the public and private sector in the areas of water resources, the environment, disaster resilience, and research to operations. Dr. Knight gained her experience while working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, and the United States Army Corps of Engineers, in various leadership positions and roles. At FEMA, Dr. Knight was the Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation responsible floodplain mapping, floodplain management and mitigation grants supporting the National Flood Insurance Program. She was also responsible for environmental and historic preservation compliance, oversight of the National Dam Safety Program, and emergency management for mitigation. At NOAA Headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, Dr. Knight was the Director of the Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation where she was responsible for the development of corporate policies and planning strategies, to ensure scientific excellence, transparent operations, and improved performance of NOAA's research portfolio. As Technical Director for navigation research at the USACE Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Dr. Knight supported the sustainable development and management of the nation's waterways infrastructure through innovative research and technology. As a special assignment, she led the development of an asset management strategy for the USACE, establishing accountability and life-cycle guidance for over $200 billion of the nation's real property assets. Dr. Knight has a PhD degree in civil engineering (1996) from the University of Memphis. She is a registered professional engineer in Tennessee and is certified as a Diplomate, Water Resource Engineer (D.WRE) and as a Diplomate, Navigation Engineering (D.NE). She is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Society of Women Engineers, Sigma Xi, and a Fellow for PIANC.

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