Dr. Joel Sholtes

Technical Partner for RiversEdge West 

Joel Sholtes, PhD, PE, teaches water resources engineering with the Colorado Mesa University - University of Colorado, Boulder Engineering Partnership Program and is a principal engineer with Wash Water Science and Engineering, LLC. His professional and academic experience focuses on physical river processes (river hydraulics, hydrology, and fluvial geomorphology) with applications to stream rehabilitation, riverine infrastructure management, and flood hazards. In partnership with RiversEdge West, Joel has worked to develop the Grand Valley River Corridor Initiative (RCI) and mapped the Fluvial Hazard Zone for the Grand Valley in support of the RCI. He is also a co-Principal Investigator on the Dolores River Adaptive Management Support (DRAMS) project, for which REW is a partner.