THOMAS CAHILL, PE CAHILL & ASSOCIATES Lead Stormwater Sustainability Engineer
Mr. Cahill, Principal Environmental Engineer and President, Cahill Associates (CA), has over 42 years of professional experience in water resources engineering, hydrol- ogy, hydraulics, natural resource planning, and environmental engineering, includ- ing over 25 years in private practice. Mr. Cahill is nationally known as an expert and leader in the field of stormwater management and sustainable design. He has pioneered the use of innovative stormwater management techniques such as po- rous pavement and infiltration technologies, with innovative design systems dating back to the 1970’s. For the US Environmental Protection Agency, he has served as a consultant in the development of innovative techniques for stormwater manage- ment in coastal drainage systems, developed for the 6217(g) program’s Manage- ment Measures For Sources of Nonpoint Pollution in Coastal Waters (1993). For the State of New Jersey, he prepared a Manual of Stormwater Management for the New Jersey Coastal Zone (1989) and the 1992 follow-up report, Limiting Nonpoint Source Pollution from New Development in the New Jersey Coastal Zone, featuring hydrologic and chemical modeling based on a Geographical Information System. His design projects include facilities for the National Park Service, National Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife, universities, industry, and numerous commercial sites. Currently, Mr. Cahill is involved in developing sustainable programs and designs for the University of North Carolina, the University of Michigan, Kaiser Permanente of California, Lucent Technologies in New Jersey, Ford Motor Company, and the City of Wilmington, DE. He is also developing the new Best Management Practices Manual for Stormwater for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and has assisted the State of New Jersey in the formulation of new stormwater management regulations, issued in early 2004.
Mr. Cahill has been a leader in developing approaches to site planning and land use that recognize the natural values of the landscape and resources. These include methods to protect and enhance valuable features in vegetation, topography, and water resources that improve the human use of the site. He has served as an advisor to the US Green Building Council in developing the LEED criteria for Sustainable Design Practices, as well as to state and regulatory agencies in developing stan- dards for stormwater management and land use. Mr. Cahill is the author of over 100 technical papers and publications relating to land use, stormwater management, and water quality, and a frequent lecturer at environmental and engineering confer- ences. A key element of his work has been the development of a Model Stormwater Ordinance for adoption by the local governments.
EDUCATION Masters of Science Civil Engineering, Villanova University, 1968 Bachelors of Science Civil Engineering, Drexel University, 1962
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