Tony is an adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire teaching in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and the Civil Engineering Technology Department. He is also an Associate for the consulting firm BETA Group, Inc. where he responsible for the management and oversight on their northern New England office. He has 22 years of experience in the civil engineering industry with a focus on transportation projects and project management. Tony recently served for 5 years as the Executive Director of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers. It that role he was responsible for overall leadership of the Society, executing policies, implementing the Strategic Plan, and managing finances.
Arne Bomblies is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Vermont. His background is in hydrology and environmental engineering, and his current research interests are in climate change impacts. Dr. Bomblies is also a registered professional engineer in Vermont. Recent research focus has been on data-driven methods for nonstationary flood frequency analysis as it relates to streamflow dynamics and culvert sizing. Current and future research work includes novel methods for nonstationary flood plain delineation and management. Dr. Bomblies also investigates the nature of changes in precipitation climatology (with an emphasis on extremes) statistically and mechanistically, and how these changes translate into changes of streamflow regime. Dr. Bomblies holds a PhD (Civil and Environmental Engineering) from MIT and an MS (Civil and Environmental Engineering) from the University of Colorado, and holds a PE license in Vermont.
Dr. Austin Becker is Assistant Professor of Coastal Planning, Policy, and Design in the Department of Marine Affairs at the University of Rhode Island. His teaching and research on sustainable design, port planning and policy, GIS, and climate policy contribute to the untangling of complex planning and policy problems involving uncertainty, mismatched incentive structures, and climate change. He uses urban coastal areas, and seaports in particular, as a lens through which to study tools, such as vulnerability indices and disaster visualizations, that enhance stakeholder participation in long-term planning. Dr. Becker is a regularly invited speaker at expert meetings of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), and the Joint Research Center of the European Commission, as well as numerous conferences in the United States. He also served as a contributing author to the National Climate Assessment and to the American Society of Civil Engineers Manual on Sea Level Rise Considerations for Marine Civil Works. Dr. Becker earned his PhD in Stanford University’s Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources. He earned his Master of Marine Affairs and Master of Environmental Science and Management degrees at URI and he holds a B.A. from Hampshire College. His previous career was as a captain of educational sailing ships, including Rhode Island’s Continental Sloop Providence. He maintains a 500-Ton U.S. Coast Guard captain’s license for ocean-going vessels.
Bob Landry is Administrator for the Bureau of Bridge Design with the NHDOT. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire. His responsibilities include managing the Department’s bridge program. Bob has worked for the Department for 28 years. Prior to joining NHDOT, Bob designed roller coasters and other amusement rides for OD Hopkins of Contoocook, NH.
Charlie Hebson is Manager of the Surface Water Resources Division in the MaineDOT Environmental Office. He holds a Ph.D. in Hydrology/Water Resources (Civil Engineering) from Princeton University and an Sc.B. (Civil Engineering) from Brown University. His responsibilities include hydrology and hydraulics for transportation design, special projects with significant water-related environmental issues, and special emphasis on field evaluations and design for fish passage. Charlie also provides technical support to ongoing policy developments related to fish passage and stormwater as well as development of technical guidance materials for hydrology, hydraulics, and fish passage design. The Surface Water Resources Division includes 2 engineers, 2 hydrologists, 1 environmental specialist, and 2 field technicians. Prior to joining MaineDOT in 2001, Charlie worked in consulting and for the USDA-ARS and USGS.
Mari Tye is a Project Scientist in the Capacity Center for Climate and Weather Extremes at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. She holds a PhD in Statistical Climatology (Newcastle University, UK), an MEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering with French (Nottingham University, UK) and is a Corporate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (PE Equivalent). Mari leads the Engineering for Climate Extremes Partnership, a collaboration between professionals and academics to build resilience to extreme weather and climate events. Her research focuses on translating the statistics of extreme weather into usable information for decision-makers. Prior to her PhD, Mari led a design team for minor infrastructure works, sustainable drainage and flood mitigation schemes.
Matt Collins is a hydrologist and geomorphologist for the NOAA Restoration Center’s Northeast region. He manages a monitoring program that evaluates habitat restoration project outcomes. Matt also provides technical support for fish passage and wetland restoration projects throughout the Northeast United States and elsewhere, specializing in fluvial sediment dynamics and flood hydroclimatology. Recent work explores climatic changes in the flood regimes of Northeast U.S. rivers and associated implications for fisheries resources and restoration project design. He has M.S. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Meredith Brady accepted the position of Administrator, Division of Planning at the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) in May 2016. Prior to the move into her current role, she served as Acting Policy Director and spent five years as Department Budget Administrator at RIDOT. A Rhode Island native, Ms. Brady has her Masters in Community Planning (MCP) from the University of Rhode Island and received her BA in Geography from the University of Connecticut, including a term spent study city and town planning in Carmarthen, Wales, UK. Prior to her years with RIDOT, Meredith worked for the Rhode Island Senate Fiscal Office and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council in Boston; was licensed in commercial real estate in Massachusetts; has owned and operated a small business; was an elected Town Meeting Representative in Falmouth, MA; and was the Town Planner in Bourne, MA where she helped to establish the Bourne Financial Development Corporation and create a District of Critical Planning Concern (DCPC) in conjunction with the Cape Cod Commission. Ms. Brady has a long-standing interest in transportation and environmental issues and brings a unique perspective to her role.
Steven Miller has worked for MassDOT for 22 years. Steve is the Project Manager for the MassDOT-FHWA Pilot Project: assessing climate change and extreme weather impacts and vulnerabilities for the Central Artery in Boston. He is also the Project Manager for assessing impacts to transportation assets on the Massachusetts coast. He assists with climate change related projects including: 1) the MassDOT pilot project in the Deerfield Watershed, exploring how transportation assets react to increase precipitation and changes in fluvial geomorphology, and 2) the MassDOT statewide climate change vulnerability project being led by the MassDOT Office of Transportation Planning. Steve graduated from Northeastern University B.S. Geologist from Northeastern University.