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Vladimir Novotny

360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 1971
  • Candidate of Science, Technical University of Brno, Czechoslovakia, 1968
  • B.Sc.Eng., Technical University of Brno, Czechoslovakia, 1963

Research & Scholarship Interests

Diffuse (Nonpoint) Pollution, Water Quality Management, Total Maximum Daily Loads, Restoration, Socio-economic Issues of Water Quality Abatement
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Honors & Awards

  • 2008-2012 Senior Fulbright Scholar
  • 2003 Fellow, Czech and Slovak Society for Arts and Science
  • 2002 Elected Member of The International Water Academy, Oslo, Norway
  • 2001 General chairman, 5th IWA International Conference on Diffuse/Nonpoint Pollution and Watershed Management, Milwaukee, WI
  • 2001 Sam Jenkins Medal - International Water Association - Berlin
  • 1987 Fulbright Scholar, University of Venice, Italy

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Environmental Engineers
  • American Water Resources Association
  • Czech and Slovak Society for Arts and Science
  • Fulbright Academy
  • International Water Resources Association
  • Water Environment Federation

Selected Publications

  • Novotny, V., Aherm, J.F., and Brown, P. (2010). Water Centric Sustainable Communities: Planning, Retrofitting and Building the Next Urban Environment, J.Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, N.J.
  • Stalnacke, P., Dengurud, A., Mrchman, M., Garnier, J., Boyer, E., Humborg, C., and Novotny, V. (2009). "Nitrogen driving force and pressure relationships at contrasting scales: implications for catchment management", International Journal of River Basin Management, 7(3), 221-232.
  • Novotny, V. (2009). "Cyanobacteria Blooms and Hypertrophy in Reservoirs with a Focus on the Zelivka River", Water Management (Vodni Hospodarstvi), 59(5), 151-160.
  • Novotny. V., Wang, X., Englande, A.J., and Bedoya, D. (2009). "Comparative Assessment of Pollution by the Use of Industrial Agricultural Fertilizers in Four Rapidly Developing Asian Countries", Environment, Development, and Sustainability, 12(4), 491-509.
  • Novotny, V. (2009). "Urban stream restoration and daylighting - Is Boston ready for another Emerald Necklace?," Civil Engineering Practice, 24(1), 43-64.

Related News

March 12, 2012

Professor Emeritus Vladimir Novotny has been selected as the 2012 Kappe Lecturer by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.

September 28, 2011

Professor Emeritus Vladimir Novotny was the recipient of the 2011 BSCES Technical Group Award.