Jerald S. Fifield

Ph.D., PH, CPESC, CISEC
President and Principal Hydrologist
HydroDynamics Incorporated

Best-selling author and field expert, Jerald S. Fifield, Ph.D., CPESC, CISEC, brings to Forester University over 30 years of experience in the sediment and erosion control field. Founding HydroDynamics Incorporated in 1982, Dr. Fifield has been actively involved with drainage, sediment and erosion control, water rights and nonpoint pollution control as a consultant developing sediment and erosion control plans, completing drainage analysis, providing inspection services, and teaching on controlling sediment and erosion on construction sites.

Educated as an engineer at Utah State University, Dr. Fifield is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), a registered professional hydrologist (PH), and a Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC). Dr. Fifield has authored numerous papers, researched sediment and erosion control products, and taught hundreds of courses on the subject, training thousands of professionals in how to design and review effective sediment and erosion control plans for construction sites. Additionally, Dr. Fifield is the author of the best-selling manual and recently released Designing and Reviewing Effective Sediment and Erosion Control Plans (3rd edition) and the Designing for Effective Sediment and Erosion Control on Construction Sites. Those who have benefited from his experience include designers, planners, engineering firms, contractors, inspectors, developers, municipalities, counties, and state and federal agencies, as well as the general public.

Want to learn more about Jerry from the speaker himself? Check out this clip from our recent interview: http://youtu.be/wJQwRpxtqow