ASCE has honored Jeffrey B. Bradley, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE, with the 2017 Arid Lands Hydraulic Engineering Award for his significant contributions in the areas of hydraulics, hydrology, and sedimentation, especially involving debris-flow effects on alluvial fan flooding and bridge scour.
Bradley is an expert with 40 years of experience with WEST Consultants, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Colorado State. His investigative and engineering contributions have been most noteworthy in the areas of hyperconcentrated flow in rivers, mud and debris flow in rivers, development of alluvial fans, bridge scour assessments and analysis, and dam breach and dam-break inundation studies. His works have always incorporated leading-edge, state-of-the-art analyses, providing his clients the very best engineering analysis possible.
Nearly half of his engineering efforts (100 studies) have focused on providing engineering solutions in the arid United States, his clients being the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Health Institute, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, to name but a few.
The Arid Land Hydraulic Engineering Award is given in recognition of original contributions in hydraulics; hydrology including climatology, planning, irrigation, and drainage; hydroelectric power development; and navigation specially applicable to arid or semiarid climates or contributions to the understanding and development of new technology in river basins.