Fluvial Design Guide - Editorial Team


John Ackers

J C Ackers
Technical Director (Hydraulics)
Black & Veatch Limited
69 London Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 1LQ
 01737 774155  01737 774155

John Ackers is a specialist in reservoir engineering and hydraulics, with experience including the hydraulic structures for major hydropower schemes, flood alleviation works in the UK, dam safety and remedial works, physical model testing and sediment control. He became an AR panel engineer under the Reservoirs Act 1975 in 2001 and is the author or co-author of about 30 technical publications.

Charlie Rickard

C E Rickard
Independent Consultant
4 Millards Lane, Lode, Cambridge CB25 9ES

Charlie Rickard has over 40 years experience in civil engineering hydraulics. He has been an independent consulting engineer since 2003, specialising in river engineering and flood alleviation. He has been a technical author for a number of hydraulic design guides, including CIRIA’s original Culvert design guide. He also has considerable experience as an expert witness, having worked on more than 15 cases, predominantly associated with flooding and land drainage.

Davinder Gill

D S Gill
Project Executive
Environment Agency
Olton Court, 10 Warwick Road, Olton, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 7HX

Davinder Gill is a civil engineer with experience in the project management of flood risk management projects. His main area of expertise is in the appraisal and delivery of flood risk management schemes and strategies. Davinder also has experience in the design and construction of flood risk management and water resources projects.