Academy of Distinguished Alumni

walter chiang

W. Walter Chiang

M.S., University of Texas at Austin, 1970
B.S., The Chung Yuan Christian University, 1966

Wen-Jo “Walter” Chiang was born in China. His family relocated to Hong Kong in 1951 and later to Taiwan. He came to Texas in 1968 and was an engineering research assistant under Drs. Gloyna, Malina, and Eckenfelder. He received his Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering in 1970. He now has almost 40 years of design and project management experience in both environmental and civil engineering projects and is the Chairman of the Board and Principal of Chiang Patel & Yerby, Inc. (CP&Y, Inc.)

He was first employed by URS (formerly Forrest and Cotton, Inc.) from 1971 to 1976 as a civil/environmental engineer and then later as a project engineer. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member of the Civil Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington since 1975, teaching water and wastewater treatment design and industrial wastewater treatment.

After working as Project Manager for Dow Chemicals (formerly Hydroscience, Inc.), he started his own firm, Chiang and Associates, Inc., in Arlington, Texas in 1980. Now headquartered in Dallas, the firm is known today as CP&Y, Inc. and has offices in McKinney, Fort Worth, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, and Phoenix. Under Chiang’s leadership, the firm has earned a reputation for performing high quality engineering and planning work.

Chiang specializes in water quality assessments, process design, treatability studies, pilot plant studies, and alternative treatment technologies for water and wastewater treatment. He has been involved with projects throughout Texas, other parts of the U.S., and in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Puerto Rico, and Mexico.

Chiang is a member of AWWA, WEF, and is the chair of Municipal Wastewater Treatment for the Water Environment Association of Texas. In addition, he has also conducted lectures and authored/coauthored numerous technical papers and books in the Water, Wastewater, and Solid Waste areas.

Inducted October 9, 2009