has more than 20 years of experience in hydraulics, hydrology, bank stability analysis, groundwater modeling, tailings dam water balance studies, and risk analysis.  He is a Senior Hydraulic Engineer and the Director of Mining Support Services at WEST Consultants in Tempe, Arizona.  Dr. Travis has helped both the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the United States Geological Survey develop streambank stability models for a number of projects throughout the United States, including the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.  His work has appeared in numerous peer reviewed and conference papers.  He is currently serving as Chair of the ASCE Arizona Chapter of the EWRI.  Dr. Travis earned his B.S. in Engineering and Applied Science from the California Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. from Arizona State University.