Dave Hampton is a Senior Resiliency and Climate Adaptation Planner with LimnoTech. He co-leads program support for USACE ERDC Engineering with Nature® (EWN)®. He also supports waterfront (re)development, urban park, and other projects with a range of interdisciplinary team coordination, design engineering, concept design, visualization, and natural infrastructure (NI) / nature-based solutions (NBS) integration subject matter expertise. Dave has 25 years of experience as a planner and architect, is an expert in coastal resilience and ecological approaches, including nature-based solutions, and is a leader in the climate change adaptation community of practice. He has guided international and U.S. domestic clients through energy efficiency, post-disaster recovery, long-term development, climate resilience, and adaptation strategies for inland, riverine, and coastal zone assets, systems, and buildings. As a Latino practitioner fluent in Spanish, Dave has prioritized helping communities of color and other at-risk populations turn climate vulnerabilities into opportunities for building adaptive capacity throughout his career.
Dave’s current projects include a Wetlands Climate Change Adaptation Plan for a Pacific Northwestern Tribe and USACE ERDC Engineering with Nature® (EWN)® programmatic support. Dave’s past projects include multilateral development bank-funded support to national government climate resilience and adaptation planning efforts in the Marshall Islands, Dominica, and the Caribbean; U.S. county climate action planning processes, including Prince George’s and Fairfax Counties; municipal support under the Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program; leading post-hurricane recovery efforts in the Caribbean for the United Nations; and aiding in Haiti’s post-earthquake recovery. He has managed independent consultancies for 12 years, is a member of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals, and is a graduate of Virginia Tech and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Dave is located at one of LimnoTech’s other staff locations in Boston, Massachusetts.