Delleur, Jacques

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Jacques W. Delleur; 1925 (Paris, France) – 4th Feb 2022 (USA)

Biography[edit]

Born in Paris, France, he and his parents, returned home to Brussels, Belgium when he was 4 years old. With the Nazi invasion, the family fled to Colombia, South America. He completed his bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering from the National University of Colombia in 1949, while teaching French as the University's one man-French department. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on a scholarship, earning his master's degree. From there, he returned to Colombia, and taught civil engineering at his alma mater. After moving back to the US and completing his Doctor of Science at Columbia University in New York, Jacques started at Purdue in 1955 as an assistant professor in civil engineering, concentrating on hydraulics within civil engineering. Jacques became head of the Hydraulics Department in 1965 and retired from full-time professorship at Purdue in 1995, becoming a professor emeritus supervising graduate students and research through 2009.

He taught as a visiting professor and researcher at the Free University of Brussels, The University of Quebec, Canada, the University of Grenoble, France, the French National Hydraulics Laboratory, and the University of Lausanne, Switzerland up through 2005.

Jacques created the Jacques W. Delleur Award, following retirement, to be presented annually to a graduate student working on topics in hydraulics research. The award provides financial support for travel expenses to attend a scientific or professional meeting for the acquisition of information and/or the delivery of a paper.

Since emeriti profs can never stop teaching, he became active in the Wabash Area Lifetime Learning Association from 2005 to 2020 teaching classes ranging from Spanish to Disasters both Natural and Man Made.

Hydrological Achievements[edit]

For forty years at Purdue, Professor Delleur taught graduate courses in advanced (deterministic) hydrology, statistical hydrology and subsurface hydrology and hydraulics. He founded the graduate program in Hydraulic Engineering for School of Civil Engineering and was co-principal investigator of the NSF project that funded in part, the graduate Hydromechanics Laboratory and the undergraduate laboratory.

As a hydraulic and hydrologic engineering specialist, Delleur’s research focused on open channel hydraulics; surface, subsurface, and urban hydrology; and hydromechanics.

Time series modelling was one of the favourite topics of research of Jacques Delleur on which he published several papers and books (see e.g. Delleur et al., 1976; Salas et al., 1980; Delleur, 1991). Jacques Delleur made an early contribution to modelling rainfall-runoff processes based on the variable source area concepts (Lee et al., 1972; Lee and Delleur, 1976).

Professor Delleur has been active in both professional and honorary societies serving as an advisor to the U.S. Geological Survey Urban Runoff Programs, reviewer for the National Science Foundation, U.S. delegate to the International Joint Committee on Urban Storm Drainage, American Geophysical Union (AGU), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

After retirement, Delleur was very active in editing books as Editor-in-Chief, Handbook of Groundwater (1st ed. 1996, 2nd ed. 2007); Associate Editor for Hydraulic Engineering, Civil Engineering Handbook (1st ed. 1995, 2nd ed. 2002).

He served as an associate editor of the ASCE Hydraulic Engineering Journal.

Jacques Delleur received many awards. The most notable ones are the Freeman Fellow (1961-1962) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Exchange Scientist of the U.S. NSF and French CNRS (1983-1984), the 1992 Charles Harold Bechert Award of the Indiana Water Resources Association, the 2000 Service to the Profession Award from the ASCE, the 2002 Ven Te Chow Award from the ASCE, 2003 Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the ASCE Type 2 Award, the 2007 Ray K. Linsley Award from American Institute of Hydrology to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions in surface water hydrology and the 2011 EWRI Lifetime Achievement Award.

He has been honored for his leadership and research as a fellow of the Indiana Academy of Sciences. He was the recipient of the Freeman Fellow Award of the ASCE, the NSF/CNRS US-France Senior Scientists Exchange Award and the Charles Harold Bechert Award of the Indiana Water Resources Association.

Anecdotes[edit]

Jacques Delleur had strong ties to Belgium. His grandfather, Jean-Henri Delleur, had been mayor of Watermael-Boitsfort, one of the Brussels suburbs, from 1904-1921. There is a Delleur Avenue and tram stop in Watermael-Boitsfort. For many years in the 1990's and 2000’s Jacques would come to Brussels to teach and co-supervise international students (e.g. Seleshi et al., 1994) at the Interuniversity Postgraduate Programme in Hydrology (IUPHY), Free University Brussels.

Reference Material[edit]

Journal & Courier: https://www.jconline.com/obituaries/ljc058167

https://engineering.purdue.edu/CE/AboutUs/News/Hydraulics_Features/ProfessoremeritusreceivesRayKLinsleyAward

https://www.asce.org/-/media/asce-images-and-files/communities/institutes-and-technical-groups/environmental-and-water-resources/documents/2011-ewri-awards-brohure.pdf

Selected Publications[edit]

Baffaut, C. and Delleur, J.W., 1989, Expert system for calibrating SWMM. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 115(3): 278-298. 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9496(1989)115:3(278).

Baffaut, C. and Delleur, J.W., 1990, Calibration of SWMM runoff quality model with expert system. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 116(2): 247-261. 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9496(1990)116:2(247).

Bergman, M.J. and Delleur, J.W., 1985, Kalman filter estimation and prediction of daily stream flows: i. Review, algorithm, and simulation experiments. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association 21(5): 815-825. 10.1111/j.1752-1688.1985.tb00175.x.

Bergman, M.J. and Delleur, J.W., 1985, Kalman filter estimation and prediction of daily stream flows: ii. Application to the Potomac River. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association 21(5): 827-832. 10.1111/j.1752-1688.1985.tb00176.x. Blank, D., Delleur, J.W. and Giorgini, A., 1971, Oscillatory Kernel Functions in Linear Hydrologic Models. Water Resources Research 7(5): 1102-1117. 10.1029/WR007i005p01102.

Cervantes, J.E., Kavvas, M.L. and Delleur, J.W., 1983, A cluster model for flood analysis. Water Resources Research 19(1): 209-224. 10.1029/WR019i001p00209.

Cervantes, J.E., Kavvas, M.L. and Delleur, J.W., 1984, Correction to “A Cluster Model for Flood Analysis” by J. E. Cervantes, M. L. Kavvas, and J. W. Delleur. Water Resources Research 20(9): 1325-1325. 10.1029/WR020i009p01325.

Chairat, S. and Delleur, J.W., 1993, Effects of the topographic index distribution on predicted runoff using GRASS. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association 29(6): 1029-1034. 10.1111/j.1752-1688.1993.tb03266.x.

Chang, F.J. and Delleur, J.W., 1992, Systematic parameter estimation of watershed acidification model. Hydrological Processes 6(1): 29-44. 10.1002/hyp.3360060104.

Chang, T.J., Delleur, J.W. and Kavvas, M.L., 1987, Application of Discrete Autoregressive Moving Average models for estimation of daily runoff. Journal of Hydrology 91(1-2): 119-135. 10.1016/0022-1694(87)90132-6.

Chang, T.J., Kavvas, M.L. and Delleur, J.W., 1984, Daily Precipitation Modeling by Discrete Autoregressive Moving Average Processes. Water Resources Research 20(5): 565-580. 10.1029/WR020i005p00565.

Chang, T.J., Kavvas, M.L. and Delleur, J.W., 1984, Modeling of sequences of wet and dry days by binary discrete autoregressive moving average processes. Journal of Climate & Applied Meteorology 23(9): 1367-1378. 10.1175/1520-0450(1984)023<1367:MOSOWA>2.0.CO;2.

Craya, A.E. and Delleur, J.W., 1952, An Analysis of Boundary Layer Growth in Open Conduits near Critical Regime, Dept. of Civl. Eng., Columbia Univ., CU-1-52-0NR-266. Delleur, J.W., 1978, ″ARIMA″ Processes for Hydrometeorological Forecasting and Simulation. Houille Blanche 33(6): 391-400. 10.1051/lhb/1978031.

Delleur, J.W., 1983, Urban hydrology. Reviews of Geophysics 21(3): 730-740. 10.1029/RG021i003p00730.

Delleur, J.W., 1984, Development of urban hydrology in the USA. Science et Technique de l'Eau 17(2): 169-171.

Delleur, J.W., 1986, Rainfall abstraction and infiltration in nonpoint source pollution. Developments in Environmental Modelling. 10: 55-77.

Delleur, J.W., 1988, Urban hydrology processes and modelling. In: Computer methods and water resources., 1st Int. Conf. 3 , Computational Hydrology, (Rabat, Morocco: Mar. 14-18, 1988), D. Ouazar; C.A. Brebbia; V. de Kosins: 159-181.

Delleur, J.W., 1991, Time Series Analysis Applied to Hydrology, 286 pp., VUB-Hydrology nr. 19, Free University Brussels.

Delleur, J.W., Ed., 1996, The handbook of groundwater engineering, 1st Edition, CRC Press.

Delleur, J.W., 2001, New results and research needs on sediment movement in urban drainage. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 127(3): 186-193. 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9496(2001)127:3(186).

Delleur, J.W., 2003, The evolution of urban hydrology: Past, present, and futurea. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 129(8): 563-573. 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9429(2003)129:8(563).

Delleur, J.W., 2003, Hydraulics of sediment movement in urban drainage systems. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 129(4): 251-252. 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9429(2003)129:4(251).

Delleur, J.W., Ed., 2007, The handbook of groundwater engineering, 2nd Edition, CRC Press.

Delleur, J.W., 2016, Elementary groundwater flow and transport processes. The Handbook of Groundwater Engineering: Third Edition: 73-102.

Delleur, J.W., Chang, T.J. and Kavvas, M.L., 1989, Simulation models of sequences of dry and wet days. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 115(3): 344-357. 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9437(1989)115:3(344).

Delleur, J.W., Chang, T.J. and Kavvas, M.L., 1991, Simulation models of sequences of dry and wet days. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 117(3): 460. 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9437(1991)117:3(460).

Delleur, J.W., Gini, M. and Karamouz, M., 1982, Optimal arma models for the statistical analysis of reservoir operating rules. Developments in Water Science 17(C): 510-519. 10.1016/S0167-5648(08)70735-4.

Delleur, J.W. and Gyasi-Agyei, Y., 1994, Prediction of Suspended Solids in Urban Sewers by Transfer Function Model. Water Science and Technology 29(1-2): 171-179. 10.2166/wst.1994.0663.

Delleur, J.W. and Karamouz, M., 1982, Uncertainty in reservoir operation. In: Optimal allocation of water resources, Proc. Symp. held during First Sci. General Assembly Int. Assoc. Hydrol. Sci. (IAHS 135).

Delleur, J.W., Kline, S.J. and Townsend, A.A., 1960, Discussion. Journal of Fluids Engineering, Transactions of the ASME 82(4): 968-972. 10.1115/1.3662814.

Delleur, J.W., Loganathan, G.V. and Dendrou, S.A., 1980, Planning ground water supply systems for urban growth: a multilevel perspective. ((eds.), Oxford, U.K., Pergamon Press Ltd., 1980, Session T3P, p.295-305. (ISBN 0-08-027307-6)).

Delleur, J.W. and Miller, J.M., 1989, IAHS‐AGU Symposium on Atmospheric Deposition. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union.

Delleur, J.W., Miller, W.L. and Potter, H.R., 1976, Interactions between land use and urban water resources planning. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association 12(4): 759-777. 10.1111/j.1752-1688.1976.tb02745.x.

Delleur, J.W. and Ormsbee, L.E., 1986, A high resolution urban hydrology data acquisition system. Urban drainage modelling. Proc. international symposium, Dubrovnik, 1986: 483-494.

Delleur, J.W. and Padmanabhan, G., 1981, Extended statistical analysis of synthetic nonpoint urban runoff quantity and quality data. University of Kentucky, Office of Engineering Services, (Bulletin) UKY BU.

Delleur, J.W., Rao, R.A. and Hossain, A., 1975, On modeling the runoff process in urban areas. Ky Univ Off Res Eng Serv Bull.

Delleur, J.W., Tao, P.C. and Kavvas, M.L., 1976, An evaluation of the practicality and complexity of some rainfall and runoff time series models. Water Resources Research 12(5): 953-970. 10.1029/WR012i005p00953.

Dendrou, S.A., Delleur, J.W. and Talavage, J.J., 1978, Planning storm-drainage systems for urban growth. J Water Resour Plann Manage Div ASCE 104(1): 1-16.

Dendrou, S.A., Delleur, J.W. and Talavage, J.J., 1978, Systematic planning of urban storm-drainage utilities. Ky Univ Off Res Eng Serv Bull UKY BU116.

Dendrou, S.A., Talavage, J.J. and Delleur, J.W., 1978, Optimal planning for urban storm drainage systems. J Water Resour Plann Manage Div ASCE 104(1): 17-33. Deng, F.W., Cushman, J.H. and Delleur, J.W., 1993, Adaptive estimation of the log fluctuating conductivity from tracer data at the Cape Cod Site. Water Resources Research 29(12): 4011-4018. 10.1029/93WR02480.

Deng, F.W., Cushman, J.H. and Delleur, J.W., 1993, A Fast Fourier transform stochastic analysis of the contaminant transport problem. Water Resources Research 29(9): 3241-3247. 10.1029/93WR01236.

Hassan, A.E., Cushman, J.H. and Delleur, J.W., 1997, Monte Carlo studies of flow and transport in fractal conductivity fields: Comparison with stochastic perturbation theory. Water Resources Research 33(11): 2519-2534. 10.1029/97WR02170.

Hassan, A.E., Cushman, J.H. and Delleur, J.W., 1998, A Monte Carlo assessment of Eulerian flow and transport perturbation models. Water Resources Research 34(5): 1143-1163. 10.1029/98WR00011.

Hassan, A.E., Cushman, J.H. and Delleur, J.W., 1998, Significance of porosity variability to transport in heterogeneous porous media. Water Resources Research 34(9): 2249-2259. 10.1029/98WR01470.

Hossain, A., Rao, A.R. and Delleur, J.W., 1978, Estimation of direct runoff from urban watersheds. ASCE J Hydraul Div 104(2): 169-188.

Hossain, A., Rao, A.R. and Delleur, J.W., 1978, Estimation of direct runoff from urban watersheds. J. HYDRAUL. DIV.: PROC. ASCE 104(HY2, Feb.1978): 169-188.

Karamouz, M., Houck, M.H. and Delleur, J.W., 1992, Optimization and simulation of multiple reservoir systems. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 118(1): 71-81. 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9496(1992)118:1(71).

Kavvas, M.L., Cote, L.J. and Delleur, J.W., 1977, Time resolution of the hydrologic time-series models. Journal of Hydrology 32(3-4): 347-361. 10.1016/0022-1694(77)90026-9.

Kavvas, M.L. and Delleur, J.W., 1975, Methodology for the selection and application of probability models for the simulation of daily rainfall and runoff. Hydrol Sci BULL Sci Hydrol.

Kavvas, M.L. and Delleur, J.W., 1975, Removal of periodicities by differencing and monthly mean subtraction. Journal of Hydrology 26(3-4): 335-353. 10.1016/0022-1694(75)90013-X.

Kavvas, M.L. and Delleur, J.W., 1976, Methodology for the selection and application of probability models for the simulation of daily rainfall and runoff. Hydrological Sciences Bulletin 21(1): 99-111. 10.1080/02626667609491608.

Kavvas, M.L. and Delleur, J.W., 1976, A point stochastic model for continental droughts. Hydrological Sciences Bulletin 21(3): 407-417. 10.1080/02626667609491649.

Kavvas, M.L. and Delleur, J.W., 1981, A stochastic cluster model of daily rainfall sequences. Water Resources Research 17(4): 1151-1160. 10.1029/WR017i004p01151.

Kavvas, M.L. and Delleur, J.W., 1984, A statistical analysis of the daily streamflow hydrograph. Journal of Hydrology 71(3-4): 253-275. 10.1016/0022-1694(84)90100-8.

Kim, S. and Delleur, J.W., 1997, Sensitivity analysis of extended topmodel for agricultural watersheds equipped with tile drains. Hydrological Processes 11(9): 1243-1261. 10.1002/(SICI)1099-1085(199707)11:9<1243::AID-HYP555>3.0.CO;2-0.

Kim, S.H. and Delleur, J.W., 2001, Stochastic structures between quantity and quality responses of rainfall-runoff at an upland agricultural watershed. Water Science and Technology, 44, 91-104.

Kisisel, I.T., Rao, R.A. and Delleur, J.W., 1973, Turbulence in shallow water flow under rainfall. ASCE J Eng Mech Div 99(EM1): 31-53.

Lee, H.T., Blank, D. and Delleur, J.W., 1972, A Program for Estimating Runoff from Indiana Watersheds, Part II: Assembly of Hydrologic and Geomorphologic Data for Small Watersheds In Indiana. IWRRC Technical Reports. Paper 23. http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/watertech/23

Lee, M.T. and Delleur, J.W., 1976, A variable source area model of the rainfall‐runoff process based on the Watershed Stream Network. Water Resources Research 12(5): 1029-1036. 10.1029/WR012i005p01029.

Loganathan, G.V. and Delleur, J.W., 1984, Effects of urbanization on frequencies of overflows and pollutant loadings from storm sewer overflows: A derived distribution approach. Water Resources Research 20(7): 857-865. 10.1029/WR020i007p00857.

Loganathan, V.G., Delleur, J.W. and Segarra, R.I., 1985, Planning detention storage for stormwater management. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 111(4): 382-398. 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9496(1985)111:4(382).

Loganathan, V.G., Delleur, J.W. and Segarra, R.I., 1988, Planning detention storage for stormwater management. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 114(2): 243-244. 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9496(1988)114:2(243).

McKerchar, A.I. and Delleur, J.W., 1974, Application of seasonal parametric linear stochastic models to monthly flow data. Water Resources Research 10(2): 246-255. 10.1029/WR010i002p00246.

Ormsbee, L.E., Delleur, J.W. and Houck, M.H., 1987, Design of stormwater detention basins for multiple design freque. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 113(5): 601-614. 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9429(1987)113:5(601).

Ormsbee, L.E., Houck, M.H. and Delleur, J.W., 1987, Design of dual-purpose detention systems using dynamic programming. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 113(4): 471-484. 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9496(1987)113:4(471).

Padmanabhan, G. and Delleur, J.W., 1982, An alternative to the 'Design Storm Approach' for urban stormwater management. ((ed.), Lexington, U.S.A., Kentucky Univ., 1982, Session VI, p.267-274. (ISBN 0-89779-048-0)).

Rao, R.A., Delleur, J.W. and Sarma, B.S.P., 1972, Conceptual hydrologic models for urbanizing basins. ASCE J Hydraul Div 98(HY7): 1205-1220.

Reyna, S.M., Delleur, J.W. and Vanegas, J.A., 1994, Multi-attribute rehabilitation of storm or combined sewer systems. In: URBAN Drainage Rehabilitation Programs and Techniques, p. 55-72.

Salas, J.D., Delleur, J.W., Yevjevich, V. and Lane, W.L., 1980, Applied Modeling of Hydrologic Time Series. Highland Ranch, Colorado, Water Resources Publications.

Sarma, P.B.S., Delleur, J.W. and Rao, A.R., 1973, Comparison of rainfall-runoff models for urban areas. Journal of Hydrology 18(3-4): 329-347. 10.1016/0022-1694(73)90056-5.

Sautier, J.L. and Delleur, J.W., 1978, Calibration and sensitivity analysis of the continuous runoff simulation model ″STORM″. Ky Univ Off Res Eng Serv Bull UKY BU116.

Sautier, J.L. and Delleur, J.W., 1980, Calibration and sensitivity analysis of the STORM continuous flow simulation model. Houille Blanche 4-5: 339-344. 10.1051/lhb/1980033.

Seleshi, Y., Demarée, G.R. and Delleur, J.W., 1994, Sunspot numbers as a possible indicator of annual rainfall at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. International Journal of Climatology 14(8): 911-923. 10.1002/joc.3370140807.

Tao, P.C. and Delleur, J.W., 1976, Multistation, multiyear synthesis of hydrologic time series by disaggregation. Water Resources Research 12(6): 1303-1312. 10.1029/WR012i006p01303.

Tao, P.-C. and Delleur, J.W., 1976, Seasonal and nonseasonal ARMA models in hydrology. ASCE J Hydraul Div 102(10): 1541-1559.

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