Since joining the KWL team in 1994, Dave Murray, KWL Principal and Water Resources Engineer has pushed water resources and municipal engineering boundaries towards nature-based design.  With a strong focus on bioengineering projects for flood and erosion hazard management, Dave has successfully executed over 400 coastal and watercourse projects, encompassing everything from natural streambank stabilization and fisheries enhancements to sea level rise adaptation.

His strategic leadership and innovative thinking were vital in achieving noteworthy success for the Thain Creek Daylighting and Stoltz Bluff stabilization projects, which garnered significant awards.  His commitment to risk-based decision-making is a testament to his sustainable and proactive approach to tackling project challenges.

As a past National President of the Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA), Dave’s contributions to water resource management have been recognized nationally, including the CWRA National Distinguished Service Award in 2018.  His tenure at KWL has focused on pioneering sustainable and practical solutions in water resource engineering.

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  • 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