WRCS Expert Witness Services
Fields of Expertise in Water Resources Engineering:
Please see our Representative
Cases listing for examples of litigation in which we
have been retained as
Expert Witness Hydrologist or Water Resources Engineer.
Mr. Van Bruggen, President of WRCS, has over 35 years of engineering experience specializing in the use of systems engineering and modeling techniques to define and evaluate surface water resource systems and alternative flood control measures. He has performed hundreds of studies of surface water hydrologic and hydraulic systems, meteorology, sedimentation, debris production, and the management and statistical analysis of hydrographic data. For over 25 years now, Mr. Van Bruggen has made use of his extensive experience in water resources engineering by serving as an Expert Witness in the field.
Mr. Van Bruggen has been the San Francisco Chapter President and a State Board Member of the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA) and has considerable experience testifying as an expert witness, having testified in roughly one-hundred cases to date, representing both the defense and the plaintiffs at an approximate 50% split. His testimony has ranged from the causes of, and solutions for, real property flooding, channel erosion and sedimentation, to the evaluation of historic flood events, reservoir operations, storm water system designs and drowning occurrences. You can see Mr. Van Bruggen's Curriculum Vitae here
Animated Comparison of 100-Year Flood Depths Under Pre-Project vs. Post-Project Construction of Freeway Interchange