Michael A. Ports

Michael A. Ports has more than forty-three years of planning, analysis, design, and construction experience in a broad spectrum of water resources engineering applications, including:

  • Surface Water Hydrology and Hydraulics
  • Urban Drainage and Flood Control
  • Sewerage and Overflow Control
  • Green Infrastructure Planning and Design
  • River Training Works
  • Water Law
  • Stream Channel Restoration
  • Erosion and Sediment Control
  • Environmental Regulatory Compliance
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Fishery and Wildlife Habitat Mitigation and Design
  • Storm-water Management, Master Planning, Soil and Water Conservation
  • Sediment Transport Modeling
  • Bridge Scour and Vessel Impact Analysis

Michael has represented the American Society of Civil Engineers on water resources issues before the Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land Management, and United States Congress. In addition, Mike has served as an expert witness before state courts in Louisiana, Maryland, and West Virginia, and federal courts in Louisiana, Maryland, and Washington, DC. In addition, he has advised the national governments of Argentina, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Paraguay, and Taiwan on water resources issues. Here’s a link to map showing some of these locations.

43 Years Experience

M.S., Water Resources, University of Maryland, 1974
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Maryland, 1970

Michael A Ports Resume

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Professional Registrations
Professional Engineer (Florida No. 68707,
Texas No. 50067)
Certified Professional Hydrologist (AIH No. 644)
Certified Professional Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Specialist (IECA No. 198)
Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer
(AAWRE No. 002)
Diplomate, Navigation Engineer
(ACOPNE No. 001)
Board Certified Environmental Engineer
(AAEE No. 09-E0016)

Professional Associations
American Society of Civil Engineers – Fellow
~ Board of Direction 2004-6
~ Technical Region Board of Governors 2006-7
Environmental and Water Resources Institute – Founder & Fellow
~ Governing Board 2000-6
~ President 2004-5
~ Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Council, 2000-present
Urban Water Resources Research Council – Member
Urban Watershed Management Committee – Member
American Academy of Water Resources Engineers – Founder
~ President, 2007-8
Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port, and Navigation Engineers – Founder
~ President, 2011-12 and 2014-15
Civil Engineering Certification, Inc. – Founder
~President, 2012-13
ABET, Civil Engineering Program Evaluator
American Academy of Environmental Engineers
– Member
American Institute of Hydrology
– Member

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