Blaine Dwyer, P.E., D.WRE
Water Supply Management Director
Based in our Denver office, Blaine guides the expansion of our water supply practices by adapting approaches to the specific needs of public and private clients. With a thorough understanding of integrated water management and planning, design and construction processes, he develops programs to support clients’ long-term needs and the sustainability of their water supplies.
His passion for water management began at an early age and has continued throughout his career, beginning with design work and then expanding his interests into river basin modeling and management, hydropower planning and environmental permitting. Through his work, he hopes to improve the sustainability and resiliency of communities, including at the international level. He has worked on more than 30 surface and groundwater programs in 15 countries and always tries to bring a broad understanding of environmental, social and cultural concerns to his work.
Blaine maintains active engagement with key professional organizations and agency leaders. He keeps abreast of technical, environmental, regulatory, economic and financial drivers to provide strategic vision to guide municipal, industrial, agricultural and environmental management programs. He is a current member and past chair of the Environment and Sustainability Committee of the U.S. Society on Dams and is the U.S. delegate to the Environment Committee of the International Commission on Large Dams.
He has presented more than 50 papers at both national and international water and environmental conferences ranging from climate change studies to water management modeling to project planning, permitting and design. He's also a lead author of a bulletin to be published by ICOLD, which presents case studies showcasing innovative strategies to minimize the environmental effects of water storage projects around the world.