cbec specializes in eco engineering for the water resources industry. We focus on floodplain and channel management, fluvial and tidal wetland rehabilitation, and green urban stormwater.
cbec’s mission is to develop innovative, multi-benefit solutions in water resources engineering that improve the health of the natural environment while also meeting the needs of humanity.
cbec has a diverse range of staff highly experienced in these areas, with innovative and holistic approaches to solving problems. We currently have eight professional Civil Engineers, three staff trained to PhD level and twelve staff trained to Masters level.
our eco engineering disciplines
our eco engineering service areas
studying, enhancing, and protecting our water-dependent ecosystems
characterizing basin processes, understanding impacts, and developing rehabilitation opportunities
climate change analytical services
anticipating and mitigating for changing hydrology
sustainable flood risk management
understanding the natural and beneficial functions of floodplains to manage flood risk where human and natural systems intersect
slowing the flow
sustainable stormwater management for our urban areas
sharing what we know for the benefit of others
public outreach, facilitation, and stakeholder involvement
communicating complex problems and developing multi-objective solutions by facilitating collaborative environments
remote controlled surveying and monitoring
cbec use Drones (or Unmanned Aerial Systems – UASs) and remote controlled (RC) boats to enhance and improve efficiency for project data collection.
post-fire hydrologic hazard assessments
assessing the physical impacts of fire on watershed hydrology to identify areas of high risk and make recommendations for long term ecological rehabilitation
ecological floodplain inundation potential (EcoFIP)
a suite of eco-hydraulic modeling tools developed to identify and evaluate physical opportunities for multi- benefit floodplain rehabilitation