Hydrology expert witnesses are often experienced with public works and construction, as those working within the field must consider the effects of hydrology and how it relates to engineered projects. Water resource systems must be properly implement during the design and construction processes. The drainage system, for instance, must be installed so as to prevent flooding from the surrounding groundwater, as well as other environmental sources of potential flooding. Issues with pipelines, landslides, runoff, sewage, slopes, erosion, flood plains, wetlands, and other similar environmental details and incidents may each be related to a lawsuit involving hydrology.
Hydrology refers to the scientific branch encompassing the study of water and how it relates to the environment, animals, the human population, ecology, and other various areas. Hydrology expert witnesses might be experienced in other branches that are related to hydrology, such as geology, water resources engineering, oceanography and coastal engineering, geomorphology, hydrogeology, climatology, marine engineering, and environmental remediation. Hydrology can have a great effect on the planning stages of potential housing and other types of buildings, as the potential for water damage must be factored into the safety of possible construction sites.
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