Martin J. Teal

President, San Diego, CA

Martin J. Teal, PE, PH, BC.WRE, F.ASCE, has 30 years of experience in water resources engineering with extensive experience in design and analysis of hydrologic, hydraulic, and scour related projects. Mr. Teal has managed numerous hydrologic and hydraulic studies, including large multiple-delivery contracts for several districts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He is skilled in the use and development of numerical models for dam failure inundation modeling; flood hazard studies; watershed analyses; flood control, geomorphic and sedimentation studies; and the preparation of FEMA flood insurance studies and letters of map revision. Mr. Teal has worked on scour analyses for pipeline crossings throughout the Southwest; provided bridge scour analyses for state DOT’s in California, Arizona, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington; and performed applied fluvial geomorphology studies for many projects to analyze and/or predict river behavior. His work experience has taken him to over 30 U.S. states and countries in North, Central, and South America, as well as to Europe, Asia, and Africa.

He is a lead instructor for HEC-RAS and HEC-HMS courses presented throughout the U.S. and South America, teaching in both English and Spanish. His instructional experience also includes HEC-6, Riprap Design, WinXSPRO, Hydraulic Design, and Basic Hydrology & Hydraulics. Mr. Teal led the development of WEST’s “Sediment Transport Modeling Using HEC-RAS” class, had the lead role in developing RIPRAP Design System (WEST’s streambank protection software), and has developed software and training for the U.S. Forest Service.

Mr. Teal is the past Chair of the Floodplain Management Association; a member and past Chair of the ASCE Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) Sedimentation Committee; a Corresponding member of the ASCE/EWRI Task Committee on Bridge Scour and the EWRI International Council; and served as the Technical Program Co-Chair of the 5th International Conference on Scour and Erosion. He is also a member of and past chair of the Hydraulics Committee and Chair of the Sedimentation Subcommittee of the U.S. Society on Dams; the current chair of and U.S. Representative to the Reservoir Sedimentation Committee of the International Commission on Large Dams; and a member of the International Issues Committee and Arid Regions Committee of ASFPM.

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