Jim MacBroom, PE

Senior Vice President

About Jim

Jim is a founding partner of the firm and a nationally recognized leader in the field of water resource engineering and environmental planning. Jim planned and designed some of the first geomorphic-based river restoration and flood control projects in the 1990s and has been responsible for countless dam removals throughout the Northeast and Eastern Seaboard. Jim currently acts as a technical advisor on many of the firm’s water resources and environmental planning projects and provides project teams and clients with assistance and training in hydrology, hydraulics, and fluvial geomorphology. He is the author of The River Book and a contributing author to Tidal Marsh Restoration, in addition to numerous technical papers. What he most appreciates about MMI is the tremendous staff of engineers, landscape architects, ecologists, planners, and surveyors who are a pleasure to work with, learn from, and share ideas with.


Jim, who holds both an M.S. and B.S. (cum laude) in Civil Engineering from the University of Connecticut, taught graduate-level classes at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Science and Wisconsin University and serves on several advisory boards. He serves on the American Society of Civil Engineer's National River Restoration and Sedimentation Committees, which are responsible for supporting technical research and developing and implementing ASCE policy on sediment transport, scour, and bank erosion. He is also a member of:

American Rivers, Scientific Advisory Committee
ASCE River Restoration National Committee
Association of State Dam Officials
Association of State Floodplain Managers
CTDEEP Hydrology Committee
CTDEEP River Advisory Committee
Heinz Foundation Panel on Dam Removal
New York Academy of Science
Riverfront Recapture, Inc.
CTDEEP Committee on Climate Change

Project experience