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Neil Fennessey

Associate Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering




Violette Research 220A


1994Tufts UniversityPh.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering
1986Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyM.S. in Civil Engineering
1975University of Massachusetts AmherstB.S. in Zoology/Civil Engineering




Research interests

  • Hydro-climatology
  • Hydrology
  • Technical Policy Assessment
  • Water Resource Engineering
  • Water Resource Planning and Management

Dr. Neil M. Fennessey is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering with a focus on hydrology, hydroclimatology  and water resources planning and management. He earned his PhD from Tufts University. His scholarship includes improving techniques to estimate daily streamflow at ungauged sites, investigating potential climate change impacts on streamflow and public water supply systems and climate change adaptation in the northeast US. In addition to university teaching and research, Dr. Fennessey has many years of experience working in specialty water resources focused consulting including private practice and providing expert testimony. He also worked many years for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts developing and implementing technical water resources and environmental policy.

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