Dam Expert Witnesses

Dam expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on dam. The dam expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Civil Engineering and Hydrology.

Fletcher (Doug) D Shields, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, P.H., F. ASCE., F. EWRI Shields Engineering, LLC

University, Mississippi
Hydrology, Civil Engineering - flood, erosion, dam, river, stream, restoration, hydraulics, streambank, habitat, water quality, levee, channel, riprap, vegetation, sediment, sedimentation, bridge, grade control, storm, stormwater
Dr. Doug Shields has 46 years of experience in water resources and environmental engineering, including 12 years working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and 22 years as a Research Hydraulic Engineer at the National Sedimentation Laboratory (NSL) in Oxford, Mississippi. Dr. Shields’ research focused on the response of fluvial systems to human influences and development of environmental design criteria for all types of channel stabilization and modification projects, including streambank erosion controls and management of riverine backwaters. He is a leading authority on stream and river restoration, was a founding member of the ASCE Task Committee on River Restoration, a past chair of the River Restoration committee, and a past chair of the hydraulics and waterways council of the ASCE/EWRI. He has served as an instructor for short courses sponsored by the Corps, ASCE and the State of California. Doug has authored or co-authored more than 310 technical publications and ...

L. David Givler, MSCE, PE Givler Engineering, Inc.

San Antonio, Texas
Civil Engineering, Hydrology - flood, drainage, storm, water, floodplain, dam, hydraulics, FEMA, municipal, stormwater regulation, flood plain analysis, dam construction and maintenance, road construction and repair, water resources, runoff, flow, pipe, street, utility
Registration Professional Engineer, 1990 (PA No. PE 040565 E), 1993 (TX No. 73842) Experience Experienced in hydrology and hydraulics. Performed numerous flood studies for rivers and creeks, bridge hydraulic studies, reservoir analyses, drainage designs and storm water pollution prevention plan designs. Experienced with dams. Designed new dams, performed inspections, analyzed seepage conditions, developed rehabilitation programs, developed Emergency Action Plans, developed foundation-grouting programs and constructed and operated physical models. Experienced city engineer, having served in multiple cities. Designed public street, drainage, and utility improvements. Reviewed subdivision plats, proposed utility modifications and ordinances. Experienced in site development and subdivisions. Designed roads, utilities, lot layouts, grading plans, detention ponds and drainage systems for residential and commercial subdivisions. Experienced in public presentations and teachin...