Bob Simmons talks to a group of students about the geomorphology and hydrology of a stream.
Robert Simmons, Water Resources Agent
|Bob Simmons earned a bachelor's degree in geomechanical
engineering from the University of Rochester (1985) and a master's
degree from URI in Water Resources Management (1991). Prior to
becoming involved in water resources, Bob was an operations engineer
for a natural gas distribution firm and an assistant project manager
for a contruction firm. Bob enjoys hiking, traveling, skiing,
and carpentry in his spare time.
The importance of clean
water to Washington State's marine and freshwater resources, to
its commercial enterprises, and to its citizens cannot be overemphasized.
In my work as a Water Resources Agent with Washington State University
(WSU) Cooperative Extension, I have developed numerous community
education and involvement programs related to water resource protection
on Washington State's Olympic Peninsula. The key to my work is developing
proactive public education programs that help protect Puget Sound's
environment and its world-renowned salmon and shellfish resources.
I also provide leadership for WSU's Water Quality Management Team,
which coordinates Cooperative Extension's water quality programs
on a statewide basis.