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Daniel L. Wade, P.E., G.E., F.ASCE

Vice President/Water Resources Practice Leader

Mr. Wade applies his expertise in project/program management, planning, environmental review, design and construction of water resources/civil works infrastructure to successfully deliver complex projects for clients in the public and private sectors. His project experience includes dams, reservoirs, levees, pump stations, power plants, conveyance facilities (pipelines, tunnel and canals), treatment plants, and other related appurtenant facilities. He is experienced in overseeing and managing large design and construction contracts and is skilled in consensus building and conflict resolution. He is experienced in controlling project cost, schedules, and management of large multi-disciplinary project teams. He has given presentations at public meetings, management briefings, and board meetings for review of proposed infrastructure projects with highly sensitive environmental and other important stakeholder issues. He has participated on independent technical review boards and value engineering study teams. He has given extensive news media interviews, has appeared in documentaries, and has published and presented numerous papers in industry publications/conferences.

Mr. Wade has extensive experience working with the California Department of Water Resources Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD), and has considerable experience working with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and other federal, state, and local regulatory/resource permitting agencies.

He served on the Board of Directors of the United States Society on Dams for two terms culminating in Vice President, and in 2019 he was elected Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Mr. Wade holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Science in Geotechnical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer and a Licensed Geotechnical Engineer in California.

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“Mr. Wade provided excellent oversight and recommendations over the course of the five meetings that were held in 2018 and 2019. He always came well prepared, contributed at every opportunity and worked efficiently with the other extremely well qualified Board members to produce timely reports that were invaluable in moving the project forward . . . Mr. Wade’s commitment to the project tremendously benefited the Department of Water Resources and the State of California.”
- by Mr. Sergio Escobar, PE, Oroville Dam Spillways Executive Manager

Oakland, California


  • Licensed Professional Engineer: CA
  • Licensed Geotechnical Engineer: CA
  • Ex-Officio Member of the Board of Directors of the United States Society on Dams (USSD)
  • Chi Epsilon, Civil Engineering Honor Society
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – Fellow Member
  • ASCE Vice Chair and Chair of Golden Gate Branch Geotechnical Committee (2001 to 2003)
  • ASCE Geo-Institute
  • Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO)