Dr. David A. Y. SmithDirector of Quality & Innovation

Areas of expertise
  • Adaptation to Climate Change
  • Coastal Engineering
  • Coastal Morphology
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Hazard Vulnerability Assessment
  • Coastal Zone Management
  • P.Eng Jamaica, P.Eng Ontario; MJIE ; MPEO:
  • BSc Civil Engineering (Hons)
  • MSc Civil Engineering Hydraulics
  • Dip. Imperial College in Civil Engineering Hydraulics
  • Ph.D Coastal Engineering

Dr. David Smith is an expert Professional Coastal Engineer with over 30 years’ experience who has an in-depth understanding of the natural coastal processes that exist in a tropical environment. He has been at the forefront of integration of climate change adaptation in coastal design using both traditional “hard”, as well as nature-based, coastline protection solutions. He has extensive experience with complex international marine projects globally, including ports and marine designs, shoreline rehabilitation and/or stabilization projects, expert witness testimony cases in the Caribbean and North America, and national-scale Coastal Zone Management Planning, with both international and regional engineering firms. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering, UWI, Mona, in Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow and Coastal Engineering. His registrations and qualifications include: Registered Professional Engineer, Jamaica; Registered Professional Engineer, Ontario, Canada; Member Jamaica Institution of Engineers; Member Professional Engineers Ontario: BSc Civil Engineering (Hons), University of the West Indies; MSc Civil Engineering Hydraulics, University of London; Dip. of Imperial College in Civil Engineering Hydraulics; PhD Coastal Engineering, Queen’s University, Canada.

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