Have you ever been on a waterslide with an integrated Archimedean spiral? If you're not sure, we'll be answering that question and more in our upcoming webinar on recreational hydraulics.

Studying a hydraulic jump in a fluid dynamics textbook might not sound like all that much fun, but here is your chance to meet some engineers who have applied hydraulic concepts to their passions for whitewater kayaking, surfing, waterslides, and more!

Join us for a discussion of the underlying principles feeding into the designs for Olympic whitewater courses, standing surf waves and adventure park thrill rides.

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John Felton

Whitewater Parks International

John is an Olympian and competed internationally from 1978 -96, including the 1996 Olympic Games. John has been a design consultant of whitewater courses at the 2000, 2004, 2012, 2016 and 2020 Olympic... Read more

Shaw Mead


Dr Mead is a world-leader in the discipline of surf science and multi-purpose reef design and research, enabling the incorporation of high-quality surfing reefs into multi-purpose coastal structures. ... Read more

Orli Gottlieb

Alden Research Labs

Orli is a hydraulic engineer working for the past 8 years with Alden Research Lab. This role includes: • Hydraulic engineering for hydropower and nuclear energy applications • Physical model s... Read more

Kurt Smithgall

Alden Research Labs

Kurt Smithgall is a CFD Engineer with Alden with experience across a variety of numerical models to solve complex flow problem. Kurt has a Masters Degree from Penn State University. In his work, he pr... Read more

Ben Mater

Alden Research Labs

Dr. Mater is a civil engineer with Alden Labs hydraulic modeling group located at the Fort Collins, Colorado office. His particular expertise is in three-dimensional numeric modeling of hydraulic stru... Read more

Krey Price

International Water Training Institute

Educated at the University of California at Berkeley, Krey is a civil engineer and project manager with international experience in water resources. He is engaged in computational modelling, engineeri... Read more

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