Andres Salazar

Andres Salazar

Andres Salazar, PhD, PE, D.WRE


A recognized expert in water resources engineering, Andres is experienced in steady and unsteady modeling, river basin and reservoir operations, and water resources planning as well as with planning and feasibility studies for drainage and water supply projects. As the Director of Water Resources Engineering, he has designed numerous complex drainage projects across the State of Texas and is a proficient user of EPA-SWMM, HEC-RAS, HEC- HMS, STORM NET, InfoWorks, RiverWare, and WRAP computer models. In addition, he possesses special expertise in hydrologic and hydraulic systems that are key to creating an effective sustainable site drainage design.

An Adjunct Faculty member at The University of Texas at Arlington, Andres teaches graduate courses on hydrology and water resources. He also leads professional groups with interest in water rights and water resources system modeling. In 2017, Andres was named Diplomate of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers.

He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and his Master and Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in Bogota, Colombia, and is a licensed professional engineer in Texas.

Why did you choose Walter P Moore?
Opportunities for professional growth, reputation in the industry, and commitment to make this a very enjoyable place to work.
What’s your favorite way to pass time?
Baseball with my three boys, their games and practices.
If you had to choose a different career, what would it be?
I'd probably be producer or technical director of broadcasting sport events.
Name one problem in the world that you would most like to tackle?
Lack of access to clean water in many countries.


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“Challenges of Drainage Improvements in Old Residential Neighborhoods.”

Proceedings, Meeting of the Texas Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers,

October 2008

“Conditional Reliability Modeling of Short-Term River Basin Management,”

Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE,

November 2004

Texas & Louisiana People, ENR Texas & Louisiana, December 2017