Rudolph Hering

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Rudolph Hering (February 26, 1847 in Philadelphia – May 30, 1923) was a founder of modern environmental technology.

He came to Dresden at age 13 to attend school there and studied civil engineering at the Technische Universität Dresden as a member of the German Student Corps Altsachsen. He was involved in the reversing of the Chicago river; his name features prominently in stories about the river reversal project.[1] There is a medal named after him.[2] He is buried at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.[3]


  1. ^ Water Supply & Distribution History II - Early Years.
  2. ^ American Society of Civil Engineers
  3. ^ id=39 plot 330

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