Matthew Burnette is a Senior Water Resources Professional based in North Carolina. He has experience in stormwater and watershed management, hydrologic, hydraulic, and water quality modeling, and regulatory compliance.
Matthew helps state, municipal, and private clients in addressing water resources-related concerns. His experience includes the development and application of advanced hydrologic, hydraulic, and water quality computer models to support flood mapping, dam and levee breach analysis, and the prioritization of potential water quality improvement projects. Matthew has assisted clients as a program manager, project manager, and technical director for water resources projects ranging from river basin-scale assimilative capacity studies to the rehabilitation of aging or failing neighborhood drainage infrastructure.
As a consultant, he has overseen the hydrologic and hydraulic evaluation of over 50 high-hazard dams across North Carolina to aid emergency management officials in prioritizing their response during and after extreme weather events. Additionally, following a few major hurricanes, Matthew guided municipalities across eastern North Carolina in their recovery efforts by overseeing the design, permitting, and construction of repair and mitigation activities for damaged water control facilities.
To advance the state of the practice, Matthew has served as a board member for the North Carolina Lake Management Society and made frequent presentations to his clients, colleagues, and academics on topics ranging from dam safety to the use of mobile data collection applications to aid in municipal stormwater permit compliance.