has a variety of work experience which includes National Technical Director for Water Resources for PBS&J and HDR, co-founder and President of WEST Consultants (a nationally recognized water resources engineering firm), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and adjunct professor at San Diego State University. In all, Dr. Williams has nearly 40 years of experience in the water resources industry and is known nationally and internationally for his contributions to his field of work.
His professional experience includes being a Combat Engineer with the 7th Special Forces Group (Green Berets), more than eighteen years as a research hydraulic engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Waterways Experiment Station (WES, now ERDC) in Vicksburg, Mississippi, both the Nashville and Baltimore Districts (Chief of the Hydrology and Hydraulics Section), and the Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC) in Davis, California. Dr. Williams has been a frequent short course instructor for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and other professional and public organizations such as ASFPM and FMA on computer training using HEC-2, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, Bridge Scour and HEC-6. He has also been a member and chair of ASCE's Computational Hydraulics, Stream Restoration, Probabilistics Approaches, and Sedimentation committees.