Wilhelm Bechteler was German engineering educator. Achievements include research on near nature river training, hydrodynamic-numerical models, physical modelling, sediment transport, river morphology, reservoir sedimentation. Member City Council, Eching, Germany, 1977-1982. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, International Association Hydraulic Research, German Association for Water Resources (board directors 1985-1990).
- Engineer Dorsch Consult, Munich, 1971-1973. Professor Armed Forces University, 1975—2005. Dean of faculty Armed Forces University, 1973-1974, director Institute Hydrosci.