Consulting Projects

Portfolio of Consulting Endeavors: A Synopsis of Multifaceted Project Engagements

Flood Simulation - HEC RAS 2d

HEC-RAS 2D is utilized in my projects to perform detailed flood simulations. The process involves setting up a project with geometric data and configuring a computational mesh to represent the study area accurately. Boundary conditions, such as inflows and outflows, are defined, and terrain data is processed to refine the mesh. Flow simulations are then conducted, generating results that include water surface elevations, flow velocities, and inundation extents. These results are analyzed to assess flood impacts, and the model is calibrated and validated using observed data to ensure accuracy. The final outputs are compiled into reports and visualizations for stakeholders, providing critical information for flood risk management.

FEMA MT2 Technical Reviewer

In summary, the job of a FEMA CLOMR and LOMR technical reviewer is to make sure that any changes to the landscape (like construction or environmental projects) are reviewed and analyzed for their impact on flood risk. They play a critical role in ensuring that flood maps are accurate and reflect the current risk, which in turn helps communities plan safely and responsibly.

Tool Development

The development of tools to automate data retrieval and processing for hydrologic and hydraulic models is of paramount importance in the field of water resources engineering. These automated tools streamline the labor-intensive and time-consuming process of data collection and analysis, significantly enhancing efficiency and accuracy. An example of two simple tools that I have developed are: 

Roadway drainage

In essence, road drainage projects for water resources engineers involve the holistic approach of designing, implementing, and maintaining systems and structures that effectively manage water runoff along roadways, ensuring road safety and longevity while mitigating environmental impacts. 

The integration of HydroCAD, HEC-HMS, Hydraulic Toolbox, and HY-8 allowed me to perform a holistic and detailed analysis of both the hydrological and hydraulic aspects of the project. The use of these tools enabled the development of optimized, sustainable, and resilient water management and infrastructure solutions, aligning with the project’s objectives and environmental considerations.

Stormwater Ponds with Multi-Stage Risers

Stormwater ponds play a crucial role in capturing and treating runoff, especially during intense rainfall events. The design of these ponds has evolved significantly, with multi-stage risers emerging as a cutting-edge solution. These risers offer a tiered release mechanism, allowing for controlled outflows based on varying water levels, ensuring optimal pond performance even during extreme weather conditions.

Hydrologic modeling of stormwater ponds with multi-stage risers is a meticulous process that demands a deep understanding of local hydrological patterns and advanced simulation tools. By integrating tools like HydroCAD and SWMM engineers can simulate various rainfall scenarios, evaluate pond behavior, and predict the effectiveness of the riser designs. This modeling not only aids in the creation of resilient stormwater infrastructure but also ensures that environmental and safety standards are met.