U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Woodrow Fields is currently a senior hydraulic engineer in the Water Resource Systems Division of the Hydrologic Engineering Center at the Institute of Water Resources. Fields has earned his bachelor's degree in environmental science from Portland State University in 2005 and his master's degree in civil & environmental engineering from the University of California, Davis in 2009. He is the lead developer of HEC-LifeSim, which is a detailed life loss simulation modeling system for dynamically estimating life loss through population distribution from warning and evacuation combined with flood wave propagation. He is also a national cadre consequence team member whose directive is to recommend levee safety action classifications for the United States Army Corps of Engineers national portfolio of levees. Woodrow is a co-lead developer of Flood Impact Analysis which is used for estimating economic and life loss consequences from flood events.