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Doug Shields

Doug Shields has 35 years of experience in water resources and environmental engineering, including 12 years for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and 22 years as a Research Hydraulic Engineer at the National Sedimentation Laboratory in Oxford, Mississippi. Since 2012 he has worked as a freelance consultant and as a part time employee of cbec eco-engineering.

Dr. Shields’ research focuses on response of fluvial systems to human influences and development of environmental design criteria for all types of channel stabilization and modification projects, including large wood, stream bank erosion controls and management of riverine backwaters. He is a leading authority on stream and river restoration. 

Doug has authored or co-authored more than 270 technical publications and has completed consulting projects dealing with stream and river restoration, erosion protection of riparian cultural resources sites, stream bank erosion, geomorphic assessment, and local flooding.

FletcherDouglasShieldsJr.,
Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.EWRI
EWRI Fellow Since 2013