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Congratulations to CSRS Principal and Water Resources Practice Area Lead Stokka Brown, PE,
CFM, for being selected for Greater Baton Rouge Business Report's Forty under 40 Class of 2023.
Stokka is a Louisiana Licensed Professional Engineer and Certified Floodplain Manager with 14
years of experience in water resources and coastal engineering, including numerical modeling and
analysis of estuarine, coastal, and stormwater systems. He has developed hydrologic and hydraulic
models, and numerically analyzed natural and man-made drainage systems.
Stokka develops and utilizes 2D hydraulic models to understand the complex nature of drainage
systems, identify problems and develop effective solutions through his understanding of hydraulics
and hydrology and the impact of alterations to the natural system. His models aid in the
development of projects and benefit cost analyses in support of applications for grant funding. With
the 2D model output and use of GIS systems, Stokka effectively communicates the complexities of a
drainage system in a simple manner.
• Becoming a Principal of CSRS
• Developing a team of quality stormwater engineers and
providing flood risk identification and reduction measures
throughout the Greater Baton Rouge
• Developing Stormwater Master Plans for the city of Central and East Baton Rouge and Ascension parishes following the August 2016 flood.
• Louisiana Art and Science Museum volunteer
• Shares knowledge with next wave of engineers at LSU
• Coaches his sons' soccer teams
MOST INFLUENTIAL MENTOR:
“Michael Songy. He taught me to believe in my abilities and trust my gut.”
EXPERIENCE THAT PROFOUNDLY IMPACTED ME:
“Seeing the power of nature during a direct hit from Hurricane Andrew in Jeanerette, Louisiana, as a
6-year-old boy in 1992.”
INNOVATION I HOPE TO SEE IN MY INDUSTRY:
“Artificial intelligence helping create more accurate hydraulic models. This will more efficiently allow
us to estimate flood risk and develop flood forecast models for the entire U.S. and the world.”
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