Douglas H. Clements, P.E.
Principal Water Resources Engineer and Vice President of SWE
B.S., Civil Engineering, Ohio State University, 1979
Mr. Clements has more than 30 years experience performing engineering analysis relating to water rights, water resources, and hydrology for a variety of clients throughout the western United States. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado and New Mexico. Mr. Clements has assisted numerous clients, including municipalities, real estate developers, water and sanitation districts, and ditch companies in the areas of water rights engineering and water supply planning and development. Mr. Clements has extensive experience in performing historical consumptive use analysis for the transfer of agricultural water rights to municipal use throughout Colorado. Mr. Clements has also served as a consultant to various clients in order to protect their water rights from injury due to appropriation of new water rights or changes of water rights by other water users. Mr. Clements has provided expert testimony in over twenty cases in Colorado District Court Water Division 1, the Adams County District Court, and Office of Administrative Hearings in State of Oregon (Oregon).
In 2007, Mr. Clements was one of 21 members appointed to the Water Court Committee of the Colorado Supreme Court by Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey. The Water Court Committee is charged with reviewing the water court process in Colorado. Mr. Clements chaired the Education Subcommittee and has been instrumental in developing continuing education programs for attorneys and engineers practicing in the water rights field. He continues to serve on the standing committee of the Colorado Supreme Court.