Siavash E. Beik is the Vice President and Principal Engineer at the Indianapolis office of Christopher B. Burke Engineering, LLC. He offers 40 years of professional experience in water resources planning and management, hydrology and hydraulics, and project anagement. He is a national leader in promoting flood resiliency, flood risk management, and emergency action/emergency response planning for flooding from natural causes or dam and levee failures. He has been the principal editor, author, or co‐author of a number of technical guidebooks, including the Indiana Drainage handbook, Indiana Dam Safety Inspection Manual, Indiana Fluvial Erosion Hazard Mitigation Manual, and hydrologic/hydraulics modeling guidelines. He is active in many national and state professional organizations and currently serves as the ASFPM National Technical Policy Committees' Coordinator.