David has eight years of experience in a broad range of physical aquatic habitat disciplines including geomorphology, stream temperature modelling, hydraulics, and hydrology. David has combined these disciplines to complete multiple aquatic effects assessments for proposed run-of-river hydroelectric projects. His career focus has been on aquatic habitat protection through the protection and enhancement of natural fluvial processes. He has experience in multiple project stages, including historical and field data collection, analysis and interpretation, modelling, conceptual and detailed design, report preparation, agency permitting, and construction supervision. David’s experience in the field and modelling allow him to characterize natural processes in a form that allows effective management decisions.
David recently completed a Master of Science in Hydrology at UBC, where his thesis project involved developing a deterministic stream temperature model to assess the warming mitigation potential of management interventions. Since joining Ecofish in 2014, his projects have involved modelling of geomorphology and stream temperature in support of proposed run-of-river hydroelectric projects, hydrometric monitoring, hydrological modelling, habitat restoration designs to offset project impacts, and advancement of UAV based hydraulic modelling.