Uplift and Drainage for Concrete Dams and Spillways - Instructors

William R. Fiedler
Senior Advisor - Dam Safety/Risk

Bill has 42 years of experience in hydraulic and structural engineering designs for concrete dams and appurtenant structures with the Bureau of Reclamation. At Reclamation, he served as a technical specialist and design team leader for numerous water resource projects. In the later part of his career, he served as a member of Reclamation’s Risk Advisory Team, which was responsible for developing additional risk analysis methodologies and providing training for Reclamation staff. Bill has particular expertise in concrete dam and spillway modifications. He has written numerous papers focused on dam safety evaluations and dam safety modifications. He was a lead author on a Reclamation manual focused on drains for dams and on a FEMA manual focused on flood overtopping protection for dams. For the past three years, he has worked at HDR in the role of senior technical advisor.

Gregg A. Scott
Senior Technical Specialist
Scott Consulting, LLC

Mr. Scott received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He started his career with the Bureau of Reclamation in 1976, where he worked for 34 years before joining the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Risk Management Center as a lead civil engineer, where he worked through 2018. He has been involved with design, analysis, and construction of dams and dam safety projects, as well as the development and application of potential failure mode analysis and risk analysis for dam safety. He served on several review panels for Bureau of Reclamation and Corps of Engineers dam construction and dam safety projects. He has authored over 35 technical papers in journals and conference proceedings related to dam safety and dam engineering. He is now retired from federal service, but continues to consult on a limited basis.

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