Jerome J. Zovne, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor, College of Business & Management


  • PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
  • BSCE, MSCE University of Wisconsin, Madison


  • Hydraulic Engineer, Water Resources Engineer
  • Registered Professional Engineer Arizona, Nevada and Wisconsin


  •  Project Manager, Parsons, Tempe AZ, 2001-Present
  •  Senior Professional Associate, HDR Engineering Inc , Phoenix, AZ, 1986-2001
  • Project Manager, Stanley Consultants Inc, Muscatine, IA, 1981-1986
  • Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 1970-1981


  • DEV6301 Water Development Programs
  • Hydrology
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering


  • Sustainability of water systems
  • Water for the poor
  •  Appropriate water technology
  • NGO water projects

The one course that I teach at Hope represents my personal interest in promoting sustainable water systems for small communities that do not have access to clean water.  True, many large scale water programs are untaken by international relief and development agencies to serve the water needs of the poor. Also true that many small communities and millions of people in Africa, Asia and South America do not benefit from these programs due to an endless list of political, cultural, social and economic barriers.  My intent with this course is to motivate international development workers to include clean water systems for small communities in their development programs.  The course focus is on appropriate water technology for small communities and methods to promote micro-scale sustainable water systems in those communities.

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