Drainage Engineer

Email: wbarber@flowersassoc.com

Mr. Barber’s experience as a professional engineer includes most aspects of the Civil Engineering field, with an emphasis on development of private and municipal civil projects. He has experience in project management, technical staff supervision, business development, and regulatory agency correspondence. His main passion and expertise focus on all aspects of stormwater including drainage and flood control projects, hydrologic/hydraulic analysis, modeling and design, as well as stormwater quality analysis and treatment design. Mr. Barber also has extensive experience in erosion and sediment control projects as a registered QSD/QSP, focusing on regulatory compliance for temporary and permanent erosion control measures, in addition to grading, drainage, roadway and utility design. Other experience includes sanitary sewer system analysis, modeling, and design.

As a Drainage Engineer, his work includes design and drafting of civil improvement plans for residential, mixed-use, and commercial development projects, including hydraulic systems, grading, roadways and utilities, preparation of specifications, construction cost estimates, hydrology/hydraulic reports, and sanitary sewer reports. Noteworthy Projects include Rancho Monte Alegre, Cavaletto Tree Farm, CVS Pharmacy-Las Vegas, Cambay Residential Subdivision, National Avenue Erosion Control Project – Lake Tahoe, and the Firenze Residential Subdivision.

Typical duties include preparation of preliminary project permit applications, development of preliminary environmental documents, analysis and design for drainage facilities and design of erosion control and water quality improvement measures. Additional duties included assistance in the preparation of plans, specifications, construction cost estimates, contract administration, construction inspection, client and regulatory agency interface, and structural design. Noteworthy Projects include Town and Country Storage/Business Center, North Lookout Mountain Ski Pod – Northstar Ski Resort, Midway to Squaw Valley Class I Bike Trail, and the Lower Squaw Creek Emergency Rechannelization.

In addition to assisting several property owners in the affected Montecito areas with flooding and debris related property rehabilitation and improvements, Mr. Barber has recently been involved with a preliminary study and design for a potential new large-scale debris basin project on San Ysidro Creek in Montecito, CA. The proposed debris basin is intended to mitigate against future debris flow events which could dramatically improve public safety in newly designated high risk areas. The study involved review of a preliminary design by Santa Barbara County Flood Control and Water Conservation District along with potential improvements, site reconnaissance, preliminary hydrologic analysis and preliminary grading design.


B.S. Civil Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, 1995
Emphasis in Hydrology and Hydraulics


Erosion Control and Construction Site BMP’s, California State Water Quality Control Board – Lahontan Region