Hamish Moir MSc PhD
UK Managing Director & Geomorphologist
Dr Hamish Moir has more than 20 years of experience working in the water resource industry of the UK and the US, particularly in the areas of salmonid physical habitat characterisation, catchment management and river restoration. He has extensive training in the fields of fluvial geomorphology, in-stream ecology interactions and river engineering, both in research and consultancy capacities. The three years he spent working in the USA provided valuable training in river restoration strategies, hydrodynamic modelling and state-of-the-art topographic surveying methodologies.
Hamish has considerable experience in project management, initially in the delivery of large academic research projects and subsequently leading many consultancy assignments. In his previous post as a senior research scientist, he led an international workshop on ‘Defining Hydromorphological Condition and Links to Ecology’ (March, 2009) that was attended by leading scientists from around the world. This has developed into an annual session at the prestigious American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting on ‘Biophysical Linkages in Riverine Systems that Hamish co-convenes
Dr Moir has been active in promoting more sustainable approaches to river restoration, including recently co-authoring a high profile paper on the new concept of ‘process-based restoration’. He has also been project manager on many consultancy projects involving river restoration, river management and fisheries; balancing the requirements of sustainable flood management and improved ecological function under EU legislation (Floods Directive, Water Framework Directive and Habitats Directive).
In addition to his PhD (University of Aberdeen, 1999), Hamish has a Master’s degree in Water Resources Engineering and Management (Department of Civil Engineering, University of Glasgow, 1993).