Hans Hasnay has been appointed Dams & Reservoirs Practice Lead. Hasnay will focus on expanding WSP’s dams and reservoir practice across the U.S.

nws-wsp-Hasnay-HansNEW YORK — Hans Hasnay has been appointed Dams & Reservoirs Practice Lead at WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services organization.

In his new position, Hasnay, a nationally recognized expert in the fields of dam and levee structures, will focus on expanding WSP’s dams and reservoir practice across the U.S. He has over 40 years of experience on a wide variety of engineering projects including the design, construction, inspection, and management of major projects associated with dams and reservoirs, hydroelectric facilities and transmission structures. Throughout his career, Hasnay has provided inspection and assessment, engineering analysis and design services for hundreds of dam and levee structures. He has been instrumental in developing dam safety programs for public utilities, private owners and state agencies.

Prior to joining WSP, Hasnay led the northeast operations of an international consulting firm focusing on dam services and served as director of hydroelectric and gas turbine generation facilities for a major utility company in New York. This experience gives him a unique owners perspective and an understanding of the operational and budgetary challenges that go along with operating complex systems.

Hasnay received his B.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University. He contributes regularly to conferences, has developed and conducted training workshops, and has had written work featured in publications like Hydro Review.

WSP’s water resources and hydraulic specialists are experienced in planning and designing a variety of flood control and conveyance facilities including levees, dams, canals, pump stations, detention basins and impoundments, and intake, flow diversion and outlet structures. The firm utilizes its in-depth hydrologic and hydraulic engineering knowledge and apply our extensive experience to assist municipalities in safeguarding their communities and preventing loss of life and property.

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