The State of the Practice and Future of Dam Breach Modeling: Instructor

Amanda J. Hess, P.E., CFM
Gannett Fleming, Inc.
Vice President and H&H Group Manager

Mrs. Amanda J. Hess is a Vice President of Gannett Fleming and the Manager of the Hydrology and Hydraulics Group in their Dams and Hydraulics Section in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. Amanda received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. She is responsible for leading analyses for water resources projects and designing hydraulic structures. Amanda regularly conducts seminars on hydrologic and hydraulic modeling including instruction on HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, HEC-RAS 2D and SITES. She serves on Value Engineering, Independent Peer Review and Potential Failure Modes Analysis Teams, provides litigation support in the areas of flooding and water supply system operation, and was a coauthor of the updated FEMA guidelines for Selecting and Accommodating Inflow Design Floods for Dams.

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