Jacob M. Torres, PhD, PE, CFM, D.WRE
Managing Partner, Principal
Dr. Jacob Torres is a Water Resources Engineer and Hydrologist with more than 16 years of practicing technical and consulting experience. His expertise includes urban storm water management, watershed feasibility studies, master drainage plans, flood risk analysis, preliminary engineering reports, open channel hydraulics (1D/2D unsteady modeling), water distribution system planning/modeling (EPANET, WaterGEMS, HAMMER), and coastal hydrodynamic modeling (ADCIRC, SWAN). His projects have involved flood impact and mitigation analyses, ring levee interior drainage analysis, flood damage modeling, sediment transport analyses, storm surge analyses, hydraulic transient mitigation for pump station design. Dr. Torres’s professional experience has involved clients at the federal, state, regional, local, and academic levels (i.e. The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Texas Department of Transportation, Harris County Flood Control District, City of Bryan, and Texas A&M University). He has published over 15 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers; helped craft industry guidelines for 1D/2D unsteady modeling; and has provided over 45 conference talks and guest lectures. He is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE), Texas Floodplain Management Association (TFMA), serves as a professional mentor to the Engineers without Borders – Texas A&M Student Chapter, and has participated on the Public Planning Committee for City of Bryan's Flood Mitigation Plan, Texas. Dr. Torres enjoys teaching, mentoring, and playing basketball with his kids.