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Stokka Brown Joins Business Reports 2023 Forty under 40



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.

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS:

• 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.


COMMUNITY:

• 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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