David Ford, PhD, PE, D.WRE
Dr. David Ford, President, is an internationally recognized expert in water resources engineering, planning, and management. He has provided consulting services to local, state, and federal agencies throughout the US and internationally. Ford has been a key advisor to the California Department of Water Resources in development of flood risk reduction policy and plans for the State of California, including the Statewide Flood Management Planning Program, the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan, and the Urban Levee Design Criteria. His areas of expertise include management of complex, multi-agency projects; surface water hydrologic analysis; fluvial hydraulic analysis; flood risk assessment; and real-time forecasting, flood warning, and decision support analysis. He is a Diplomate Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE), American Academy of Water Resources Engineers. Recognition includes ALERT Users Group Outstanding Service Award (2004), David N. Kennedy Water Resources Award, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Sacramento Section (2014), and Julian Hinds Award, ASCE Environmental and Water Resources Institute (2015).
Nathan Pingel, PE, D.WRE, PMP
Nathan Pingel, Vice President, specializes in modeling applications in hydrologic and hydraulic engineering and risk and uncertainty analysis. He has extensive experience in managing diverse water resources engineering projects, including complex systemwide studies. He is co-author of “Interior floodplain flood-damage reduction study” published in the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 130, No. 2, March 2004, and “Multiple flood source expected annual damage computations” in the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 136, No. 3, May 2010.
Dr. Thomas Molls, Principal Engineer, is an expert at modeling hydraulic structures and surface water flow environments. He has extensive experience in computational hydraulics and environmental fluid mechanics; management of diverse water resources engineering projects; the use of geographic information systems in hydrologic and hydraulic engineering analysis; and application of a wide range of hydrologic and hydraulic modeling software. Dr. Molls was an assistant professor at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and an adjunct faculty member at California State University, Sacramento.
Rhonda Robins, Senior Technical Specialist, has extensive experience in managing water resources engineering documentation projects; communicating complex concepts to diverse audiences; legal research and interpretation related to water resources engineering, planning analysis, and floodplain management; and technical writing, such as flood emergency response plan development, software application user documentation, and engineering guidance. She is well-versed in the requirements of California Department of Water Resources (DWR) grant programs and has project experience developing flood safety plans in compliance with California Assembly Bill (AB) 156/Water Code Section 9650. Robins is a member of the California Bar and is a certified floodplain manager.