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RICHARD J. VAN BRUGGEN, PE,
CFM, D.WRE
Water Resources Engineer


http://www.hydrologyexpert.com

760.895.4411

Summary Of Qualifications

¨       Over thirty-five years of water resources engineering experience specializing in the modeling and evaluation of surface water resource systems, forensic hydrology and hydraulics, and alternative flood control measures.

¨       Has performed hundreds of studies of watershed hydrology, floodplain and storm drain system hydraulics, dam and reservoir operations, and the statistical analysis of meteorologic and hydrographic data.

¨       Has managed flood control projects involving alternative plan development and the hydraulic design of stormwater conveyance and detention facilities, overseeing technical staff, conducting public meetings and coordinating efforts between clients, consultants and regulatory agencies.

¨       Extensive experience testifying as an Expert Witness in Water Resources Engineering, having testified in over one-hundred cases ranging from the evaluation of historic flood events and drownings, to the standard of care in reservoir operations and storm water system designs.

Education and credentials

Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)


Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM)

2015

American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE)


Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE)

2006

University of California,
Los Angeles, California (UCLA)


M.S. in Water Resources Engineering

1981

University of California,
Los Angeles, California (UCLA)


B.S. in Environmental Systems Engineering

1980

Experience

Water Resources Consulting Services, Inc.
Palm Desert
, California

President and Principal Engineer


1989-Present

Camp Dresser & McKee Inc.
Walnut Creek, California

Project Engineer

 

1988-1989

 

Harding Lawson Associates
Novato, California


Project Engineer

1984-1988

US Army Corps of Engineers,
Los Angeles District


Project Manager /
Hydraulic Engineer

1981-1984

Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California

Lecturer

1982

University of California
Los Angeles, California

Lecturer

1981

 

Registrations

Professional Civil Engineer (PE):

California, 1986 Arizona, 1993 Nevada, 1993 Oregon 2007

Memberships

§  American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); Global Climate Change & Ethics Committees (2007-present)

§  Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA); Board of Directors, San Francisco Chapter President (2004-2005)

§  American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC); California State Water Resources Committee (2005-2006)

§  American Public Works Association (APWA); California State Storm Water Quality Task Force (1989-1997)

§  Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM); Floodplain Management Association (FMA) (1989-present)

§  Engineers Without Borders / S.F and O.C. Professionals; El Salvador, Haiti and Kenya Project Groups

Publications

"Perfect Storm: The Science Behind Subrogating Catastrophic Flood Losses" – NASP, The Subrogator, Spring 2007"


References and Representative Project/Case Listings Are Available Upon Request


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