SLR is a leader in resilience and adaptation planning and design, spanning coastal and inland communities. Our work helps communities plan for climate-related challenges such as sea level rise and intense precipitation; and develop strategies to protect infrastructure and public safety. 

How can we help?

Resiliency planning and design typically span many disciplines. We offer full integration of our specialty practices in water resource engineering, community planning, landscape architecture, water and wastewater engineering, civil/structural engineering, transportation engineering, and construction administration, to bring projects from the planning level through design and construction.

SLR provides sector-specific assessments and designs to meet your resiliency needs including:

  • Flood hazard mitigation planning 
  • Flood mitigation feasibility studies
  • Hazard mitigation plans 
  • Shoreline management and protection strategies including living shorelines
  • Facility vulnerability assessments 
  • Critical infrastructure & utility assessments 
  • Economic impact analysis 

Our team includes

  • David Murphy Manager of Resiliency Planning
    David Murphy

    Dave is the resiliency planner who oversees natural hazard mitigation and water supply services. Project experience related to natural hazard mitigation includes hazard mitigation planning, flood mitigation, selection and development of hazard mitigation projects and grant applications, coastal land use planning, and coastal resilience planning. Project experience related to water supply includes water supply planning, groundwater supply development, safe yield studies, instream flow studies, water supply permitting, watershed protection, aquifer protection, and water system emergency response plans.

  • Megan Raymond Principal Environmental Scientist
    Megan Raymond

    As a Lead Environmental Scientist, Megan has a strong multidisciplinary background with respect to both inland and coastal environments. She specializes in natural resources with specific expertise in wetland delineation, assessment, and functions; vegetation management, invasive species control, biological inventories, water quality monitoring, watershed planning, vernal pool surveys, inland wetland and tidal wetland mitigation, and peer review services. She most values the variety of her work, in which her day to day includes everything from field work and client interaction to report writing and presentations. 

  • Jason Williams Principal Landscape Architect - Urban Design
    Jason Williams

    Jason is a Lead Landscape Architect and Urban Designer who provides visioning at project initiation, works to engage the public, and reimagines new spaces, from city blocks to small courtyards. His collection of work spans from regional and community master planning and conceptual site design to detailed construction plans. His projects include downtown revitalisation plans, coastal resiliency/riverine restoration, multimodal/transit-oriented development plans, corporate campuses, educational facilities, parks, and linear greenways. 

  • Xin Qiu Principal, Technical Director, Climate Change and Air Quality
    Xin Qiu

    Dr. Xin Qiu has over 30 years of experience in meteorology, climatology and air quality studies. He has led projects focusing on air quality, meteorology, severe weather, climate change, and GHG emission inventories, local/regional health impacts assessment in Canada and abroad.

    Xin is an Adjunct Professor of York University leading a climate change and advanced downscaling research project for Government of Ontario and Environment Canada. He is also a member of expert review panel for U.S. EPA’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program that engages some of the best scientists and engineers in environmental health, air pollution and microbial risk assessment. Dr. Qiu is an IPCC Expert Reviewer on the AR5’s Special Report of "Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation". He is the Expert Panel Member of Standards Council of Canada (SCC) for climate change.