Education & Qualifications
Doug McNeil is a professional engineer with 36 years of public service to the City of Winnipeg and the Province of Manitoba. Doug has been involved in most aspects of water resources planning, operations and management, including hydraulics, hydrology, stormwater management, and water control structures. Doug had key roles in the 1997 ‘Flood of the Century’ on the Red River and the subsequent Floodway Expansion project, associated reports to the International Joint Commission, and other studies. From 2003 to 2009, Doug was VP Hydraulics and later VP Engineering & Construction at the Manitoba Floodway Authority, followed by six years as Deputy Minister of Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation responsible for a vast infrastructure network including drains and culverts, multi-functional dams and reservoirs, diversion channels and flood pumping stations, as well as hydrologic (flood) forecasting and the Emergency Measures Organization. Doug retired as Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Winnipeg in May 2019. Doug started his own consulting firm and was named Ontario’s special advisor on flooding.
As an engineer-in-residence, Doug McNeil will participate on a casual basis by providing guest lectures in undergraduate courses in water resources.