Water Resources Expert Witnesses

Water resources 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 water resources. The water resources expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Civil Engineering, Engineering, and Hydrology.

Gerald Blackler, Ph.D, P.E., D.WRE

Denver, Colorado
Hydrology, Civil Engineering - Water Resources, Hydraulics, Floodplain, Flood Forensics, Hydrologist, Hydraulic Modeling, Transportation Drainage, Roadway Drainage, Rainfall, Runoff, Design Storms, Sedimentation, Sediment Transport, Stormwater, Culvert, Stormsewer, Urban Hydrology, Urban Flooding, Construction
Water flows downhill, sometimes water is a resource, sometimes it is an enemy, sometimes it is both. If your case involves the impact of water, my expertise is available for your case. I am an expert in hydrology, hydraulics, the engineering of drainage systems, including culverts, transportation drainage, bridge scour, bridge hydraulics, floodplain management, transportation hydraulics, water resources, and accidental death or drowning near hydraulic structures. My work routinely produces technical evidence that is hard to dispute and easy to understand. My background and experience in consulting and teaching allows me to produce complicated information in a format that is easy to digest, such as video files, and images that explain the complicated physical interactions of hydrology and hydraulics. Some of my past litigation work produced evidence that was not disputed by opposing experts. My approach is to first understand the case, then to discuss one on one what technica...

Douglas B Blatchford, PE, PH, CEM, CFM Southwest Hydrology & Hydraulics, LLC

Boulder City, Nevada
Hydrology, Engineering - Water Resources focused on: Flooding, Floodplain Management, Drainage, Surface Water Hydrology, Hydraulic Structures, Grading, Erosion, Permitting,
Mr. Douglas B. Blatchford, PE (AZ, CA, CO, NM, NV, TX, UT) has over 40 years of experience as a water resource professional. His experience includes dam safety, design and construction, energy, geographic information systems, groundwater hydrology, remote sensing, river systems, and surface water hydrology, in support of his expert witness practice focus area in water resources (flooding, floodplain management, drainage, hydrology, hydraulic structures, grading, erosion, and permitting). Mr. Blatchford served the United States Government (Interior, Reclamation) as the River Operations Manager on the Lower Colorado River, involved with water deliveries to Phoenix, Tucson, Los Angeles, San Diego, and irrigators in southern California, southern Arizona, and Mexico. He actively served west wide in Reclamation’s dam safety program, and interfaced extensively with the USGS, the USACE, NOAA, the Colorado River Basin Forecast Center (CBRFC), Mexico, and many irrigators, local and state agen...

Gerald Blackler, Ph.D, P.E., D.WRE

Texas
Hydrology, Civil Engineering - Water Resources, Hydraulics, Floodplain, Flood Forensics, Hydrologist, Hydraulic Modeling, Transportation Drainage, Roadway Drainage, Rainfall, Runoff, Design Storms, Sedimentation, Sediment Transport, Stormwater, Culvert, Stormsewer, Urban Hydrology, Urban Flooding, Construction
Water flows downhill, sometimes water is a resource, sometimes it is an enemy, sometimes it is both. If your case involves the impact of water, my expertise is available for your case. I am an expert in hydrology, hydraulics, the engineering of drainage systems, including culverts, transportation drainage, bridge scour, bridge hydraulics, floodplain management, transportation hydraulics, water resources, and accidental death or drowning near hydraulic structures. My work routinely produces technical evidence that is hard to dispute and easy to understand. My background and experience in consulting and teaching allows me to produce complicated information in a format that is easy to digest, such as video files, and images that explain the complicated physical interactions of hydrology and hydraulics. Some of my past litigation work produced evidence that was not disputed by opposing experts. My approach is to first understand the case, then to discuss one on one what technica...

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...