Dave Murray has over 30 years of experience in water resources and municipal engineering with a particular interest in flood hazard management. Over the last 24 years he has undertaken over 400 watercourse and coastal related projects that include fisheries enhancement, bioengineering, sea level rise adaptation, flood protection and natural hazards. Dave is a strong advocate of risk-based decision making by fully understanding flood hazards, community vulnerabilities and the consequences of mitigation approaches.

Dave was the creek specialist for KWL’s award-winning Thain Creek Daylighting project in the City of North Vancouver in 1999 and project manager for the Stoltz Bluff stabilization on the Cowichan River for the BC Conservation Foundation, the largest stream restoration project on Vancouver Island in over 20 years and winner of APEGBC 2008 Sustainability Award. Dave is a Past National president of the Canadian Water Resources Association and winner of BC Branch CWRA Service Award in 2006 and the CWRA National Distinguished Service Award in 2018.


  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (First Class Honours), University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, 1994
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology, Camosun College, Victoria, British Columbia, 1986