CSBPA gives this award every year at our fall conference to recognize a deserving coastal scientist, planner, engineer and/or innovator that makes a significant contribution to the advancement of coastal preservation in California. Specifically, the nominee has to have:
1. worked diligently to support the many activities and concerns of CSPBA and/or
2. worked to advance the knowledge and understanding of coastal science and coastal processes, with special focus on California and the west coast.
All recommendations should include one or two short paragraphs, provided to CSBPA’s nominating committee that highlight what the Nominee has done either for CSBPA and/or coastal science meriting consideration for the Award. The Awardee will be offered a one-day registration and/or lunch or dinner ticket so they will be able to attend the Award Ceremony.
David was a Principal at Anchor QEA after leading as President of Everest International Consultants for approximately 20 years. He served multiple terms as CSBPA President. He led CSBPA conference planning, chaired multiple CSBPA / H20 conferences, and participated as a presenter on most occasions. David is a coastal engineer and has worked on nearly every aspect of projects ranging from regional sediment management, beach nourishment, wetland and riverine restoration, dredging, regulatory compliance, stakeholder coordination, and other topics.
Past recipients are listed below.