Taylor has more than 30 years of experience in water resources, hydraulics and hydrology, and hydrogeology, including 27 years with Bechtel supporting infrastructure, mining, fossil and nuclear power, and environmental projects. He led Bechtel’s learning and development program for the company’s global engineering population, which included implementing an internal certification program.
Within ASCE, he was instrumental in forming the Environmental and Water Resources Institute Groundwater Council, for which he received the EWRI Planning & Management Council Service-to-the-Profession Award in 2009. In his leadership roles on technical committees and councils, he helped develop reports, manuals of practice, and ASCE standards for groundwater hydrology, quality, and management. Last year, Taylor co-edited ASCE Manual of Practice Report 127, Hydraulics of Wells. In 2011, he co-edited an ASCE report, Groundwater Quantity and Quality Management. He is a member of the EWRI KSTAT standards committee, which has released three standards related to the statistical estimation of hydraulic conductivity.
The author of more than 50 technical publications and research reports, Taylor taught a graduate course in hydrogeology at Johns Hopkins University. He received a doctorate in water resources from Princeton University, a master’s in hydraulic engineering from Colorado State University, and a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Kansas. He was named a Bechtel Fellow in 2005.