Roy Schiff, PhD, PE

Associate | Water Resource Scientist and Engineer

About Roy

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.


Roy received his Ph.D. in Stream Restoration and Aquatic Ecosystems from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, M.S. in Environmental Science & Engineering from the University of Washington, and B.S. in Engineering from the University of Rochester. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Vermont whose certifications, memberships, and areas of expertise include:

Certified Soil Evaluator
American Fisheries Society
American Rivers
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
American Water Resources Association (AWRA)
Trout Unlimited (TU)
Montpelier Conservation Commission

Project experience