Gabor Vasarhelyi

Gabor VasarhelyiGabor Vasarhelyi is a senior water resources engineer with 40 years of experience in water resources and land development related projects. Gabor offers expertise in system assessments using hydrologic and hydraulic modeling; mapping, site analysis, and data management with GIS applications; developing unique drainage and irrigation concepts and master plans; designing infrastructure for land development projects; and providing expert advice to resolve complex engineering and environmental issues.

He earned his Master’s Degree in Civil/Water Resources Engineering at the Technical University of Budapest in 1973. He is a registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California.

Representative Projects

Delta Irrigation Enhancement Project (DIEP)

Technical lead for the development of the concept and functional designs of the DIEP for the Corporation of Delta (Delta), BC. BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (BC MoT), Gateway Program, 2009 – Ongoing.

South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR)

Technical lead for the development of a drainage concept for the segment of the SFPR project in Delta, where it crosses agricultural lands and runs in the vicinity of the environmentally sensitive Burns Bog. BC MoT Gateway Program, 2008 – Ongoing.

Delta Watershed Model (DWSM) 

In association with the SFPR and DIEP projects, developed the DWSM, a hydrologic and hydraulic model, built on the XPSWMM platform, for the assessment of Delta’s drainage and irrigation system. Supports the design of the drainage and stormwater management systems of various development projects in the context of the overall performance of Delta’s system. BC MoT Gateway Program, 2008 – Ongoing.

UniverCity Stormwater Management Program

Project manager and technical lead for the implementation of the Burnaby Mountain Watercourse & Stormwater Management Plan, and the Monitoring and Adaptive Management Program. Served as the primary author of the 2011 Update of the Stormwater Management Plan. Simon Fraser University Community Trust; Burnaby, BC; 2003 to 2011.

Stormwater Management Plans for Development Projects

Senior water resources engineer developing stormwater management plans in support land development design projects by Hunter Laird Engineering (HLE); Burnaby, Surrey, and Port Moody, BC, 2009 – Ongoing.

Highway 97 – Dale/Dragon Drainage

Senior water resources engineer (CH2M HILL Canada Limited [CH2M HILL]) for the hydrology and hydraulic design for the drainage system of the highway improvement project and developing a methodology for taking the effect of Mountain Pine Beetle infestation on hydrology into consideration for the design of highway drainage structures. BC Ministry of Transportation; Quesnel, BC, 2008

Douglas Neighbourhood Concept Plan (NCP) Stormwater Management Plan

Project manager (CH2M HILL); for the review and update of the drainage servicing plan for tor the Douglas NCP. Cressey Development and the City of Surrey; Surrey, BC; 2006 to 2007.

Comox Lake Watershed Risk Assessment

Senior water resources engineer for identifying the major risks to the Comox Lake water source so that a future program to mitigate these risks could be developed with major stakeholders in the area. (CH2M HILL); Regional District of Comox-Strathcona; Comox Valley, BC; 2006 to 2008.

Nelson Creek Integrated Watershed Management Plan (IWMP)

Senior water resources engineer (CH2M HILL); for the development of an IWMP for the Nelson Creek Watershed. City of Coquitlam; Coquitlam, BC; 2008.

Scott Creek IWMP

Project manager (CH2M HILL); for the development if an IWMP for the Scott Creek and Hoy Creek watersheds. City of Coquitlam; Coquitlam, BC; 2006

Cumberland Water Source Assessment

Senior water resources engineer (CH2M HILL); for assessing the available water sources for the Village of Cumberland and planned developments in the area. Focus Corporation; Cumberland, BC; 2007.

Teskey Pond

Project Manager; City of Chilliwack; Chilliwack, British Columbia; 2006 to 2007.

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