Dynamic Solutions

Lead Instructor

William H. McAnally, Ph.D., P.E., D. NE, D.CE, F.ASCE

Dr. McAnally is a Senior Water Resources Engineer at Dynamic Solutions, LLC and Research Professor of Engineering at Mississippi State University. He has over 40 years experience in water resources engineering practice and teaching and has published more than 150 books, reports, and papers.

Navigation Engineering:  He previously served as Technical Director, Navigation, at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station. He has taught multiple university courses, short courses, and webinars and provided consulting services to navigation facility designers and operators worldwide.  He edited ASCE Manual 116Navigation Engineering Practice and Ethical Standards, contributed to ASCE Manual 124,  Inland Navigation: Channel Training Works. McAnally is a member of the COPRI Waterways and Navigation Engineering committees and is a member of the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC), where he served on the Working Group that produced PIANC Report 102, Minimising Siltation in Harbours.

Sedimentation Engineering: He has conducted sedimentation studies in rivers, estuaries, and coastlines nationwide and provided consultant services worldwide for sediment erosion and deposition problems. He is co-author of Chapter 4 in the ASCE Sedimentation Engineering Manual 110, and Chapter 11.6 in Knowledge for Sustainable Development – An Insight into the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, published by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Dr. McAnally was the recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineers Einstein Award in 2009 and is certified as a Diplomate in Coastal Engineering by the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port, and Navigation Engineers.

Modeling: Dr. McAnally has engaged in numerical modeling building and applications since 1975. He is a co-author of the TABS numerical modeling system and the STUDH sediment transport model, the Latis Best Management Practice evaluation toolkit, and the Sulis ecosystem assessment and informatics services modeling systems. He served on the ASCE Task Committee which produced the monograph, Verification and Validation of 3D Free-surface Flow Models.

Water Resources Engineering: He has practiced and taught in multiple sub-disciplines of water resources engineering, including watershed hydrology and sediment transport, water quality, and ecosystem assessment studies. He is a coauthor of Chapter 6, Hydromodifications, in EPA’s manual: Best Management  Practices for Control of Nonpoint Sources, Guidelines for Implementing the Coastal Zone Reauthorization Act Amendments and of the Corps of Engineers Manual 1607, Tidal Hydraulics. He is a Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), member, Environmental and Water Resources Institute, Coastal, Ocean, Ports, and Rivers Institute, Sigma Xi Research Society, World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC), Estuarine Research Federation. He served as a Trustee of Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port, and Navigation Engineers, president of the Mississippi Water Resources Association, and on numerous professional task committees and review boards.

Teaching: Professor McAnally has taught numerous short courses and led workshops on these topics. At MSU he taught at graduate to freshman levels and was elected to the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Teachers.


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