Portfolio of Consulting Endeavors: A Synopsis of Multifaceted Project Engagements
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.
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:
Normalized Hydrograph Generator:
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.