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Expert in Water Resources Engineering, Hydrology, Hydraulics, Floods, Drainage, and Forensic Analysis of Precipitation, Floods, Floodplains, Mining Dam Failures, and Ocean Shoreline Damage.

Expert ID: 736377 Canada

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Expert is a court recognized Expert Witness Hydrologist and Hydrotechnical Engineer (Water Resources Engineering Consultant) providing expert opinions, review, rebuttal reports, court expertise specializing in the analysis of floods, flooding and floodplains, stormwater and drainage, dams and reservoirs, rivers, streams and Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) road flooding. He is an expert in, and is qualified to testify on, the meteorology and hydrology of flood events for the range of types of watershed and river systems, as well as the hydraulics of bridges, culverts, agricultural land drainage, pump stations, mine tailings pond failures, flood frequency analysis, watershed numerical modelling, water surface profile modelling, flood construction levels, floodplain mapping, ocean wave modelling, ocean flood construction levels, river pipeline crossings, drowning and forensic engineering flood damage assessment.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Vancouver, BC - Seattle, WA - Portland, OR - Los Angeles, CA - Calgary, AB - Toronto, ON - Denver, CO - San Fransisco, CA - Salt Lake City, UT

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1981 Degree: M.A.Sc. Subject: Civil Engineering, Water Resources Institution: University of Waterloo, Canada

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1991 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Hydrotechnical Engineer/Hydrologist/President Department: Responsibilities: Flood protection works, land and road drainage, creek restoration, river gravel deposition assessment and removal programs, forestry road bridge and culvert hydraulics design and construction review, urban bridge and culvert hydraulics design/construction review, dike design, instream weirs, multiple pipeline creek crossings, shoreline protection works, flood construction level determination, aerial photography interpretation, dam spillway design, side cast weir design, channel assessment of logged watersheds, large scale flow measurement weir design, levee inspection/manual, selection of creek flow monitoring station locations, channel stabilization works, mine water management plans, review of intake works, hydrological and hydraulic numerical computer modelling (1-D and 2-D modelling) of clear-water and debris floods, channel relocation, channel geomorphology, creek erosion control works.
Years: 1989 to 1991 Employer: Sigma Engineering Ltd. Title: Hydrotechnical Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Numerical computer modeling for flood control, hydrology for mine site planning, aerial photograph interpretation, preparation of operation and maintenance manuals for BC Hydro dams, and flood control and drainage design for land development projects.
Years: 1988 to 1989 Employer: UMA Engineering Ltd. Title: Design Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Storm water design calculations and numerical computer modeling.
Years: 1982 to 1988 Employer: British Columbia Government, Canada Title: Water Allocation Engineer (Water Rights) Department: Water Management Branch, BC Ministry of Environment Responsibilities: River engineering design and construction supervision of river erosion control projects, water rights investigations of water intake works and water systems, hydrological calculations, small dam inspections, creek crossing investigations, and review Water Act approval applications to carry out work in and about a stream.
Years: 1981 to 1982 Employer: Willis Cunliffe Tait/DELCAN Title: Junior Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Drainage, potable water system (numerical computer modeling), creek design and sanitary works.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1982 to 1988 Agency: British Columbia Government, Canada Role: Water Allocation Engineer (Water Rights) Description: River engineering design and construction supervision of river erosion control projects, water rights investigations of water intake works and water systems, hydrological calculations, small dam inspections, creek crossing investigations, and review Water Act approval applications to carry out work in and about a stream.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2013 to 2013 Country / Region: Turkey Summary: Kisladag Mine, Turkey, modelling of the North Dump for 100-year flood. Preliminary sizing of construction, phased and full mine ditching for EIA. Special preliminary design of drop structures. Review of 100-year flood storage requirements for ponds. Review and preliminary design of terrace ditch structures. Review of construction methods applicable to the mine site in Turkey.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia, since 1983.
Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) Professional Engineers, Geoscientists of Alberta since 1994.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Full Proficiency

Fields of Expertise

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