David T. Williams

DTW and Associates

Dr. David T. Williams, a registered Professional Civil Engineer in eight states, brings a variety of experience to Forester University, including: National Technical Director for Water Resources for PBS&J, co-founder and President of WEST Consultants (a nationally recognized water resources engineering firm), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and adjunct professor at San Diego State University. Dr. Williams’ professional experience includes more than twenty years as a hydraulic engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Waterways Experiment Station (WES) in Vicksburg, MS, both the Nashville and Baltimore Districts, and the Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC) in Davis, CA. While at WES, Dr. Williams worked on research applications of sediment transport in rivers and reservoirs and the solution of unusual hydraulic and sediment related problems using computer models and other state-of-the-art techniques. During the mid-1970's, Dr. Williams worked at HEC, helping in the development of spatial data management techniques, evaluation of the economic benefits of flood control projects, and sedimentation in rivers and reservoirs.

Dr. Williams has been a frequent short course instructor for ASCE and other professional and public organizations on computer training using HEC-2, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS and HEC-6. Dr. Williams also has experience in more than 25 litigation or court-related cases and has presented the short course for numerous professional societies as well as government agencies. In addition, Dr. Williams has taught short courses on channel bed scour for toe protection design, sediment transport, stream restoration, fluvial geomorphology and streambank protection, as well preparing for becoming an expert witness. Dr. Williams’ professional society activities have included past chair of the ASCE/EWRI Committees on Sedimentation, Computational Hydraulics, and Stream Restoration as well as 2 time past President of the International Erosion Control Association.

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