Hydrology Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of hydrology expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on hydrology and related issues. Hydrology expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, and provide expert witness testimony at deposition and trial. The issues and subjects these hydrology expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Drainage, Flooding, Hydraulics, Hydrology, Runoff, Water Resources, Drinking Water, Erosion, Erosion And Sediment Control, Fema, Floodplain, Forensic Meteorology, Grading, Groundwater, and Hydrogeology.

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David T Williams, PhD, PE, PH, CFM, CPESC, F.ASCE, D.WRE DTW and Associates, Engineers, LLC

California
Civil Engineering, Hydrology - floodplain flooding, hydrology, river hydraulics, stream bank protection, stream restoration, fluvial geomorphology, levees, erosion control, stream bank failure, erosion control plans, best management practices, FEMA floodplain studies
Dr. David Williams, PE (CO, AZ, CA, LA, MO, NM, TX, HI, MS, OR, WA) has over 45 years of experience in the water resources industry and is known for his contributions to the industry. He is also a recognized expert in sedimentation engineering and in developing innovative solutions to difficult hydraulic and hydrologic design problems in rivers and estuaries. Dr. Williams previously served as a two time President of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA). He has served as chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Technical Committees on Sedimentation, Computational Hydraulics, River Restoration, and Risk, Uncertainty and Probabilistic Approaches. He served as a committee member of ASTM A05.12 (Wire specifications) and on ASTM D18.25 (Erosion Control Products). While chair of the Federal Interagency Technical Committee on Sedimentation, he worked with hydraulic and sedimentation experts from the Federal Highway Administration, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. ...

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...

Hayden Fischer, M.S., P.E., P.G. Bryant Consultants

Englewood, Colorado
Geotechnical Engineering, Hydrology - Construction Defects, Engineering - Civil, Environmental Engineering, Geology
Mr. Fischer’s areas of expertise include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following areas: - Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, including watershed delineation, flood event simulation, and drainage design review. - Drainage and flatwork analysis, such as sloping, clearance, drainage configuration, and code compliance. - Expansive and collapsible soils analysis and mitigation, including foundation performance. - Geophysical modeling and analysis, including electrical resistivity, ground-penetrating radar, electromagnetic methods, and seismic reflection/refraction. - Groundwater monitoring, sampling, and modeling. - Geospatial analysis and remote sensing. - Slope stability monitoring and modeling. - Automated remote monitoring, including vibration, tilt, settlement, and groundwater. - Mining material volume and quantity estimation and visualization.

David T Williams, PhD, PE, PH, CFM, CPESC, F.ASCE, D.WRE DTW and Associates, Engineers, LLC

Commerce City, Colorado
Civil Engineering, Hydrology - floodplain flooding, hydrology, river hydraulics, stream bank protection, stream restoration, fluvial geomorphology, levees, erosion control, stream bank failure, erosion control plans, best management practices, FEMA floodplain studies
Dr. David Williams, PE (CO, AZ, CA, LA, MO, NM, TX, HI, MS, OR, WA) has over 45 years of experience in the water resources industry and is known for his contributions to the industry. He is also a recognized expert in sedimentation engineering and in developing innovative solutions to difficult hydraulic and hydrologic design problems in rivers and estuaries. Dr. Williams previously served as a two time President of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA). He has served as chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Technical Committees on Sedimentation, Computational Hydraulics, River Restoration, and Risk, Uncertainty and Probabilistic Approaches. He served as a committee member of ASTM A05.12 (Wire specifications) and on ASTM D18.25 (Erosion Control Products). While chair of the Federal Interagency Technical Committee on Sedimentation, he worked with hydraulic and sedimentation experts from the Federal Highway Administration, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. ...

Christopher R Hanstad, P.E., CFM Hanstad Engineering Services

Champaign, Illinois
Civil Engineering - Floodway Violations, Floodplain Modeling, Flood Damage and Loss Assessment, Hydrology, Hydraulics, FEMA Floodplain Revisions, Drainage
Mr. Chris Hanstad has over 10 years of focused experience in floodplain analysis and evaluation of projects for compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) regulations. As a Licensed Professional Engineer (IL, IN, and WI) and Certified Floodplain Manager he has led the Illinois Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) program for 8 years from its inception to make determination decisions for floodplain revision requests. Based on rigorous floodplain modeling technical standard and NFIP regulation compliance, Mr. Hanstad has personally made determination decisions for hundreds of LOMR applications which result in revisions to FEMA floodplain maps. Mr. Hanstad specializes in evaluating the flood risk impact of projects built in the floodplain on adjacent properties. He has made 7 floodway violation recommendations to FEMA and has provided litigation support for flooding resulting from a floodway violation. With in-depth knowledge of NFIP regulations and specialized technical...

James Berndt, LPG August Mack Environmental

Indianapolis, Indiana
Environmental, Hydrology - hydrogeology, groundwater, groundwater modeling, pollution, contamination, dry cleaning, environmental investigation, remediation, wells, modeling, contaminated soil, VOC contamination, drinking water, risk assessment, remedial alternatives, reasonable and necessary, subsurface investigation
James Berndt, LPG is the Manager of Corporate Technical Services and a Licensed Professional Geologist in the Corporate office of August Mack Environmental, Inc. with more than 30 years of experience in the environmental industry. During his career, Mr. Berndt has managed hundreds of environmental projects for clients across the United States, in Europe, and South America, involving heavy metals, petroleum and chlorinated solvents and other volatile organic compounds including TCE, PCE and associated degradation products. His work commonly involved delineating the nature and extent of impacts, developing risk-based cleanup criteria and designing and implemented corrective actions. In addition to consulting work, Mr. Berndt has taught hydrogeology as a member of the adjunct faculty of the University of Indianapolis. His primary areas of expertise include site investigation, remediation, hydrogeology, groundwater flow and chemical transport modeling, and predictive cost modeling for e...

Robert C Eitel, PE Landesign, Inc.

Bowie, Maryland
Civil Engineering, Hydrology - Flooding, Engineering Standard of Care, Land Development Engineering
Board Certified Diplomate of Forensic Engineering through the National Academy of Forensic Engineers

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 38 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...

Alicia Wasula, PhD, CCM STM Weather

Cropseyville, New York
Meteorology, Hydrology - Weather Expert Testimony, Forensic Meteorology, Severe Weather, Weather Radar, Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Weather Preparedness, Slip & Fall, Weather Related Accidents, Weather Reconstruction
Dr. Alicia Wasula, President of STM Weather, formerly Shade Tree Meteorology, earned her Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Degrees in Meteorology at the University at Albany and recently earned her CCM as well. She developed a passion for severe weather and traveled to the Great Plains to study it in the field. She spent a summer in Norman, Oklahoma at the National Storm Prediction Center, doing research with Bob Johns, a prominent severe weather scientist. In graduate school, Alicia developed a skill for making difficult meteorological concepts understandable in the classroom. Alicia taught a variety of courses from upper level science to entry level courses for non science majors, earning praise for her communication style. During her post-graduate studies, Alicia continued to work closely with operational forecasters on research projects at the Albany National Weather Service Office and the the Storm Prediction Center on both her Master and Doctoral research projects. Alicia cont...

Chuck Dutill, PE, DFE Heritage Technical Services, Inc.

West Chester, Pennsylvania
Environmental, Engineering - Hydrology, Sewer, Water, Flooding, Groundwater, Hydrogeology, Drainage, Wastewater Treatment, Septic Systems, Utility, Sewer Systems, Sanitary Sewage, Mold, Stormwater Management, Hydraulics, Hazardous Waste, Drinking Water, Waste Management, Erosion, Soils, Pumping, Water Quality, Air Quality
Nationwide experience as hydrologist, environmental engineer, and civil engineer, including for construction, operations, design, inspections, floodplains, contamination, toxicity, hazardous waste, spills, grading, remediation, pollution, sinkholes, health and safety, pumping, modeling, odors, soils, dams, regulations, combined sewers, overflows, aquifers, water distribution, water treatment, hydraulic fracturing, Standard of Care, sedimentation, hydroplaning, wetlands, landfills, monitoring, infiltration/inflow, and metering. Forensic cases for Mr. Dutill have comprised federal and state courts, and include damages from approximately $25,000 to approaching $1 billion, with most between $100,000 to $5M. As indicated in feedback from attorneys on expert witness cases, some of the strengths of Mr. Dutill include understandable guidance, responsiveness, timeliness, communication, effective report writing, strong testimony (including on cross), efficiency, organization, and assistance ...

Michael Sheleheda, P.E. Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Monroeville, Pennsylvania
Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering - Stormwater, Erosion and Sediment Control, Hydrology, Landslides and Slope Stability, Foundations, Settlement, Retaining Walls, Geohazards, Pavement Evaluation and Remediation, Earthwork, Construction and Materials Testing, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility.
Mr. Sheleheda specializes in geotechnical and civil engineering. His experience includes providing geotechnical engineering design/expertise for all aspects of land development and construction. Projects have included establishing procedures for subsurface explorations, boring layout, soil sampling, and laboratory testing programs. Michael has authored geotechnical reports regarding deep, shallow, and specialty foundation construction for projects in the real estate, natural gas, manufacturing, mining and public client sectors. Also, he has investigated and provided remedial recommendations for landslides, carbonaceous (expansive) shale, retaining walls, karst, geohazards, and mine grouting/subsidence. His responsibilities have included preparing bid packages, authoring specifications, and construction level drawings, as well as preparing expert reports for the legal and insurance industries. In addition, Michael has experience in the preparation of erosion and sediment control pla...

Matthew J. Bunkers, Ph.D., CCM Northern Plains Weather Services, LLC

Rapid City, South Dakota
Meteorology, Hydrology - My specialties include forensic meteorology, weather and forecasting, radar, satellite, severe storms, rainfall and flooding, fog, winter weather, fire weather, applied climate and meteorology, ag weather, education and training, and technical editing.
My clients include lawyers and industries of construction, insurance, mining, and power generation. I have worked on cases involving: • analyses of hail/wind/tornado damage to businesses, crops, farm property, and housing units for insurance-related claims/lawsuits, • climate and weather analyses for a mining operation, preventative planting insurance claim, and livestock production, • rainfall recurrence interval analyses for flooding of homes, • snowfall and rainfall analyses for insurance claims, • climate and severe weather documentation for construction delays and adverse weather days, • cloud cover/moonlight, rainfall, fog, and icing/snow/wind analyses for automobile accidents, • slips and falls related to snowfall and freezing drizzle, • windstorm and drought analysis for a wildfire, • fire-weather observations and research papers for a fellow consulting meteorologist, • a technical review of a weather book, • a general radar/hail project, • an air-quality and weather-relate...

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...

David T Williams, PhD, PE, PH, CFM, CPESC, F.ASCE, D.WRE DTW and Associates, Engineers, LLC

Texas
Civil Engineering, Hydrology - floodplain flooding, hydrology, river hydraulics, stream bank protection, stream restoration, fluvial geomorphology, levees, erosion control, stream bank failure, erosion control plans, best management practices, FEMA floodplain studies
Dr. David Williams, PE (CO, AZ, CA, LA, MO, NM, TX, HI, MS, OR, WA) has over 45 years of experience in the water resources industry and is known for his contributions to the industry. He is also a recognized expert in sedimentation engineering and in developing innovative solutions to difficult hydraulic and hydrologic design problems in rivers and estuaries. Dr. Williams previously served as a two time President of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA). He has served as chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Technical Committees on Sedimentation, Computational Hydraulics, River Restoration, and Risk, Uncertainty and Probabilistic Approaches. He served as a committee member of ASTM A05.12 (Wire specifications) and on ASTM D18.25 (Erosion Control Products). While chair of the Federal Interagency Technical Committee on Sedimentation, he worked with hydraulic and sedimentation experts from the Federal Highway Administration, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. ...

Michael F Myers, PE, CFM 30 Scale, LLC

Palmyra, Virginia
Civil Engineering, Hydrology - Drainage, Hydrology, Hydraulics, Floodplain Mapping, Storm Sewer, Stormwater Management, Flooding, Storm Drainage, FEMA, Grading, Erosion and Sediment Control, Runoff
Mr. Myers has over 25 years of experience as a civil engineer in Virginia as the engineer-of-record on projects involving hydrologic/hydraulic analysis for land development projects. A Professional Engineer in Virginia since 1999 and a Certified Floodplain Manager since 2012, Mr. Myers is experienced in commercial and residential stormwater management design, floodplain management, erosion and sediment control design, and assessing drainage issues through field investigation and written report.
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