William has more than 28 years at the USGS encompassing a wide range of algorithms and statistical and extreme value frequency studies of meteorology, surface water hydrology, and other water resources topics such as data acquisition, hydraulics, and hydrologic regionalization.
Present (2016–2021) research includes exceptionally low annual exceedance probability (AEP) flood events, regulated flood-frequency, documentable climate-cycle impacts on flood-risk assessment, statistics of USGS discharge measurements, recent technical advisor on probable maximum precipitation in Texas, small watershed hydrometeorological stations, missing record estimation, real-time uncertainty forecasting for hydrometeorological stations, and groundwater level informatics and machine learning applications.
Recent cooperators include Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi via USGS Office of International Programs, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Texas Department of Transportation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and USGS Office of Quality Assurance.
Thrice featured four-city speaker in 2016, 2017, and 2018 in Bolivia for Universidad Catolica Boliviana and U.S. State Department.
Education and Certifications
Institution: Texas Tech University (TTU), College of Engineering, Lubbock, 2008–2011
Degree: Ph.D. (Civil Engineering, May 2011)
Institution: University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences, Geoscience, 1998–2003
Degree: Ph.D. (Geosciences, May 2003)
Institution: University of Texas at Austin, College of Engineering, 1988–1994
Degrees: B.S. (Civil Engineering, Dec. 1992); M.S. (Civil Engineering, May 1994)
Affiliations and Memberships*
Professional Geoscientist no. 1494, State of Texas 2003–present
*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government