Water Resources Engineering Specialists

Following are some significant recent projects performed by Dr. Wilson while at Wilson Engineering or during prior employment.

Water Resources Database (WRDB) Version 6.0, Georgia EPD, USEPA, and Panama Canal Authority: WRDB is a complete water resources database tool used by engineers and scientists to manage and analyze data. Originally begun in 1994, WRDB is under continued development (www.wrdb.com)

EPDRiv1 2.1, Georgia EPD: EPDRiv1 is a one-dimensional dynamic hydrodynamic and water quality model being used by EPD and others. An upgrade to the user interface, post-processor, computational algorithms, and documentation is currently under way (www.epdriv1.com)

Georgia Dosag, Estuary, and Long-Term BOD software, Georgia EPD: These three programs are mainstay steady state models and analysis tools for EPD's permitting staff (www.epdsoftware.com)

Georgia State Water Plan (GSWP), Tetra Tech, Inc.: as a subcontractor, Wilson Engineering is providing data management services for this multi-year, multi-disciplinary project.

Duke Hydro Management System (DHMS), Devine Tarbell & Associates, Inc.: DHMS is a software tool developed to assist Duke Power hydro managers in facility operation. The custom software includes an interface to Duke’s Pi database system and self-contained computational modules to perform continuous curve number simulations, storm runoff computations using SCS methods, normal depth channel routing, and Modified Puls reservoir routing. Real-time operation of gates and turbines and lake evaporation and withdrawals are accounted for. DHMS also includes pseudo-optimization routines designed to recommend the most effective strategies for turbine and spillway releases that will minimize wasted water. This project included software and hydrologic model development for the dozens of Duke hydro facilities located in three areas: Catawba/Wateree, Nantahala, and Keowee-Toxaway facilities in North Carolina.

For a more complete list of projects by category, click on the links to the left.