Roy Schiff leads a field training session on river measurements.
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EPA Recognises MassDOT’s Collaboration with MMI/SLR to Protect the Environment and Highway Infrastructure

Roy Schiff Principal Water Resource Engineer
Roy Schiff

Roy is a Water Resource Scientist and Engineer whose practice focuses on hydrology, hydraulics, sediment transport, floodplains, channel restoration, and transportation resilience. He has been involved in several research projects across Vermont and the region, evaluating the economic impacts of living in floodplains, drafting best engineering practices to reduce future flood risks, improving protocols for habitat assessment, and creating guidelines for channel restoration. Roy was drawn to this industry because of an early and continued love of fishing and being by the river, and in his role he most values the opportunity to help communities in tough situations solve problems. 

EPA recently awarded the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and MMI/SLR a 2020 New England Environmental Merit Award. MassDOT and MMI/SLR were commended for their exemplary work developing the Rivers & Roads Training programme that focuses on providing a more resilient transportation system while protecting rivers and the environment. Training participants learn how to prevent future damages through innovative design practises around rivers and roads. Classroom and field trainings, which have been attended by over 300 participants, have been provided across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The video features our project at the 20:39 marker. SLR/MMI Team for the MassDOT project included Roy Schiff and Jessica Louisos (Vermont Office).

Jessica L. leads a river flume training session
Jessica L. leads a river flume training session