Category: Water Resources

Benefits of 2D Modeling for River Hydraulics

By Dusty Robinson, PE Two-dimensional (2D) hydraulic models are not new to the industry; they’ve been in use for close to 30 years. However, older 2D models required highly experienced users and the technology was expensive and cumbersome so they were typically only used on complex projects. Recently, advances in computer technology and 2D modeling… Read More »

It Takes Special NHI Instructors to Keep Transportation/Hydraulic Engineers Up to Date

By Anthony Alvarado, PE, CFM, While a college engineering program is logically the first step to learning the ins-and-outs of the profession, ask any practicing engineer, and they will likely say their learning didn’t stop with their college diploma. In fact that’s only the beginning. Being an engineer requires continual learning to keep up with… Read More »

Plan Ahead: Proactive Approach Can Help Communities Bounce Back When Disaster Strikes

By Craig Gooding, Chris Goodwin, PE, and Craig Schuh, PE When people think of resilience, disaster recovery is often the first thing that comes to mind. But recovery is just that – bouncing back after disaster has struck. But what if communities took a proactive approach, so when disasters happen (and they will!), those communities… Read More »