Dr. Gregory Baecher, Advisory Board Member and Senior Consultant, is a leading expert on risks of flooding, coastal protection, dam safety, geotechnical engineering, and the protection of civil infrastructure from malicious acts. He has more than 40 years of experience and has consulted widely including for the U.S. Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the World Bank, and major hydropower companies across North America and Europe.

Dr. Baecher served on the faculty of MIT as Professor of Civil Engineering for 15 years and on the faculty of the University of Maryland for 25. At Maryland he pioneered project risk management techniques and helped establish the program in Engineering Project Management, one of the leading programs of its kind in the world.

Dr. Baecher is Glenn L Martin Institute Professor of Engineering at the University of Maryland. He holds a BSCE from UC Berkeley and a PhD in civil engineering from MIT.  He has written five books on risk, safety, and the protection of civil infrastructure, and contributed to 200+ technical publications.  He received the USACE Commander's Award for Public Service for his work on risk analysis of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, the Panamanian National Award for Science and Technology Innovation for his work on Enterprise Risk Management for the Panama Canal, and is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering.