A graduate of the University of Maryland, Michael A. Ports, is the principal of Ports Engineering in Jacksonville, Florida. He has more than forty-three years of planning, analysis, design, and construction experience in a broad spectrum of water resources engineering applications, including surface water hydrology and hydraulics, storm water management, master planning, soil and water conservation, urban drainage and flood control, river training works, fishery and wildlife habitat mitigation and design, stream channel restoration, erosion and sediment control, environmental impact assessment, water law, sediment transport modeling, bridge scour analysis, and environmental regulatory compliance. Michael has represented the American Society of Civil Engineers on water resources issues before the Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land Management, and United States Congress. In addition, Mike has served as an expert witness before state courts in Louisiana, Maryland, and West Virginia, and federal courts in Louisiana, Maryland, and Washington, DC. In addition, he has advised the national governments of Argentina, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Paraguay, and Taiwan on water resources issues.
Active in the technical activities of ASCE since 1972 when he served on the Water Laws Committee of the Water Resources Planning and Management Division, Michael has been active in numerous committees in that division as well as the Hydraulics Division. A founding board member of EWRI, Michael served as President in 2004-05. He also was a founding trustee of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers, serving as its President in 2007-08, the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Ports, and Navigation Engineers, serving as its President in 2012-13, and Civil Engineering Certification, Inc., serving as its President in 2012-13. He also is a civil engineering program evaluator for ABET.
Michael is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas and Florida, certified Professional Hydrologist by the American institute of Hydrology, a board certified Diplomate Water Resources Engineer by the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers, a board certified environmental engineer by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, a board certified Navigation Engineer by the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port, and Navigation Engineers, a board certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control by EnviroCert International, Inc., a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and Fellow of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute.
PE, PH, D. WRE, D. NE, BCEE, F.EWRI
EWRI Fellow Since 2013