Deborah Stewart, PE, MS
Project River Engineer
Deb loves the fact that her work combines her love of the outdoors with science. A whiz at physics, she headed down the traditional civil engineering path for a while before finding a more compatible alignment with water resources engineering, ecology, and restoring the natural world. Her career has focused primarily on aquatic habitat restoration, green infrastructure for stormwater management, and natural systems for wastewater treatment. Her diverse experience in ecology, geomorphology, and engineering gives her a unique perspective for restoring rivers, wetlands, and floodplains. Deb also has a knack for public speaking: She’s led watershed management workshops for public agencies, water resource professionals, and community developers. She is experienced at conducting restoration projects from site investigation and survey through final design and construction oversight. She is also adept at hydrology and hydraulic modeling; and has written and contributed to technical stormwater and restoration manuals and maintenance plans in several states.
Deb loves the field aspect of her work and the collaborative, interdisciplinary culture that aquatic habitat restoration requires. Deb delights in travel adventures of all kinds, trail running, mountain biking, and skiing.