Linda J. Watkin, P. Eng., M.Sc.
Linda is passionate about nature-based solutions (NBS). Her master’s thesis was titled Framework for Assessing the Benefits of Furrows as a Nature based Solution in Rangsit Area, Thailand. Linda has over ten years of civil infrastructure consulting experience as a Project Manager, Design Engineer, and Construction Manager. Her projects included green parking lots, Hazard Risk Vulnerability Assessments and storm water designs. Linda has experience in all aspects of projects, including business development, proposal writing, project management, quality management, concept development, preliminary design, scheduling, cost estimating, detailed design, MMCD specifications, tender documents, contract administration, construction services, construction inspections, and project closure.
Michael Bell, M.Sc.
Michael is a passionate environmentalist and engineer with a love for data science. His professional experience as a project engineer and a water loss consultant have equipped him to be flexible, interpersonal and excellent at time management. He is well versed in hydraulic engineering, with proficient experience in non-revenue water loss and asset management of transmission mains and force mains. Michael has a MSc in Urban Water Engineering and Management where he excelled at water quantity modelling and risk assessment projects using software such as MIKE FLOOD and MIKE URBAN. He also discovered a newfound interest in addressing impacts placed upon the environment and ecosystems from urbanization and coastal infrastructure.
This led to an internship at DHI A/S where he investigated how sediment-bacteria interactions could have an influence on marine bathing water quality. The research resulted in strong familiarity in modelling with MIKE Software, especially with hydrodynamic, sediment/mud transport and environmental/ecological models. In fact, he developed a MIKE ECO Lab template capable of improving conventional bathing water quality models. Additionally, Michael has experience generating maps in ArcGIS, modelling water distribution systems with EPANET and analyzing/visualizing data in Python.