My name is Robert Osborne, primary author of WaterCrunch. I am a water resources engineer for Black & Veatch, an employee-owned company that has more than 100 offices worldwide and is among the Forbes “500 Largest Private Companies in the United States.”
WaterCrunch is my personal blog, an experimental plane if you will. A plane for my wandering mind to unravel and explore. While I do tend to write more on water resource topics, I also uncover our hidden infrastructure in our daily lives, rediscover forgotten history, and share all the tech tools that I have discovered along the way.
I believe engineers in general should do a better job communicating. I know I do. My goal is to create insightful, bite-size, relevant content that you can use in your personal and professional life. If you are interested in learning about water or just staying connected to our analog world this blog is for you. Get on board!
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Some of my favorite posts
- Interview with Cynthia Barnett
- Drought’s Doppler Radar: the Drought Monitor Uncovered
- Uncovering the history of the pool noodle : Meet the Inventor
- How much water is consumed by a Google search.
I have worked with Black & Veatch since I graduated from Clemson University in the mid-90s. I have been blessed to work on numerous water supply and planning projects throughout the Southeast. I have been married to my wife, Kristen for fourteen years. We have two kids, a lab, and one cat. We consider ourselves lucky to live in Clemson, South Carolina.
In my free time, I enjoy writing, reading, pretending I am a serious triathlete, and kayaking.
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