Chris Bowles PhD, PE

Managing Director / Ecoengineer

Chris is a registered civil engineer (CA P.E. C76898) specializing in hydraulics, hydrology, geomorphology, water resources, water quality and environmental restoration. He has over 25 years of project management experience on a wide variety of large multi-disciplinary, multi-stakeholder projects such as floodplain restoration, sediment studies, watershed hydrology, water quality, river and wetland restoration in California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Georgia, North Carolina, Kansas and Florida, and oversees, including projects in the UK and Central America. Eighteen of these years have been spent in practice in the US. His technical expertise spans the range of hydraulic and hydrologic modeling (HEC software and a wide variety of 1D, 2D and 3D hydraulic models), geomorphology, GIS and field data collection (topographic and bathymetric surveying, water quality monitoring, flow gauging and sediment transport measurements).

Prior to specializing in environmental hydrology, Dr. Bowles worked initially as a land surveyor and latterly as a site construction supervisor in his native U.K. Dr. Bowles has a doctorate in computational fluid dynamics in the application of fluvial hydraulics and has constructed numerous 1-, 2-, and 3-dimensional hydrodynamic models over his 25 years of experience in environmental engineering. Dr. Bowles founded cbec eco engineering in 2007 as he saw a need for expertise in bridging the gap between traditional water resources engineering and the ecological needs of our aquatic environments. He has worked tirelessly to help build a burgeoning firm that can provide innovative and holistic solutions for our water environment.