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Richard J. Van Bruggen, PE, D.WRE

Water Resources Engineering Consultant  |  Palm Desert, CA

Richard J. Van Bruggen, PE, D.WRE - Water Resources Engineering Consultant
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Mr. Van Bruggen is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) and Diplomat, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE). He has more than 30 years of experience in water resources engineering, specializing in the modeling and evaluation of surface water resource systems, forensic hydrology and hydraulics, and alternative flood control measures. He has performed hundreds of studies of watershed hydrology, floodplain and storm drain system hydraulics, dam and reservoir operations, and the statistical analysis of meteorological and hydrographic data.

He has managed flood control projects involving alternative plan development and the hydraulic design of storm water conveyance and detention facilities, overseeing technical staff, conducting public meetings, and coordinating efforts between clients, consultants, and regulatory agencies.

His possess extensive experience testifying as an expert witness in Water Resources Engineering, having testified in over sixty cases ranging from the evaluation of historic flood events and drownings, to the standard of care in reservoir operations and storm water system designs.

Mr. Van Bruggen, as an authoritative expert in his practice area specialty, provides his expertise to businesses as a consultant and to plaintiff & defense attorneys as an expert witness.

Mr. Van Bruggen's Practice Areas

  • Hydrology/Water Resources

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  •   Available as a Business, Motivational & Keynote Speaker


  • Mr. Van Bruggen is available nationwide as a practice area consultant and expert witness through Americana Safety Associates, LLC.