Ian Smith

Ian d. Smith, b. Math., m. Sc., ols/ olip, ep, cerp

Principal/fluvial geomorphologist/land information specialist/professor

Ian smith is a fluvial geomorphologist and land information specialist with specialized experience in stream restoration, natural channel design, erosion control, and bank stabilization plus the design of constructed wetlands for storm and wastewater treatment.  Ian has extensive practical experience developing innovative fluvial geomorphic and wetland designs as well as undertaking complex river/stream systems analyses, using geospatial tools (gis/rs).  Ian holds a certificate of registration (cr125) under the association of ontario land surveyors (aols) as a gis/gim professional.  Ian led the team that designed the award winning (opwa project of the year, 2008; swana excellence award, 2010) chedoke creek bank stabilization/restoration for the city of hamilton.  Ian has also taught and developed curriculum at the postgraduate level for over twenty years, in ecosystems restoration and gis/geomatics, domestically and internationally. In 2017, ian was awarded the eco canada national environmental impact award, largely for his efforts in the study and restoration of niagara’s twelve mile creek, important native brook trout and american eel (sar) habitat.  He is an eco canada certified environmental professional (ep) with natural resource management, education/training and environmental manager specializations and a society for ecological restoration (ser) certified ecosystem restoration practitioner (cerp).