Came accross and interesting profile of this gentleman from FEMA who is their top Dam Safety expert.
James Demby is the senior technical and policy adviser and program manager for the FEMA National Dam Safety Program. He advises Sandra Knight, FEMA’s deputy federal insurance and mitigation administrator for mitigation, on matters pertaining to national dam safety.
Demby is a professional engineer registered in Virginia and has worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. His work for the corps included geotechnical design projects; analysis of military construction; and civil works projects such as barracks complexes, military family housing projects, hazardous waste sites, highway bridge foundation design, federal navigation channels, and levees and flood control structures.