Our Team

Areas of Experise

  • Hydrology
  • Water Use Estimation
  • Irrigation Design and Water Requirements
  • Engineering Economics

Education

  • M.Eng, Biological & Environment Engineering, Cornell University, 2004
  • B.S., Biological & Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, 2003

Experience

  • Senior Engineer, Natural Resources Consulting Engineers, Inc. 2004-2015

Brett Bovee

Rocky Mountain Regional Director

Brett Bovee is the Rocky Mountain Regional Director for WestWater Research and leads the Colorado office in Fort Collins. Brett brings over 12 years of experience conducting a variety of engineering, economic, and water rights studies across the Western states. Many of these projects have been focused on water resources management and water development concepts in the pursuit, protection, and utilization of water rights. Since joining WestWater, Brett has performed dozens of focused water right valuation studies and broader economic and water market analyses. Brett brings a unique perspective to projects, combining a background in water resources engineering with a developed knowledge of water rights and economics.

Brett has performed water right investigations for Federal, Tribal, and private clients, and has completed a variety of studies focused on water valuation, comprehensive water planning, irrigated agriculture, scenario modeling, and water project feasibility. . In the course of water rights litigation and dispute resolution, Brett has prepared expert witness and technical reports, completed hydrographic surveys of water use, and reviewed settlement agreements. He has also participated in several technical working groups for multi-stakeholder negotiations.

Brett holds B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in biological and environmental engineering from Cornell University, with a focus in water resources. He is a licensed professional civil engineer in five western states, and is also a recognized hydrologist. Prior to joining WestWater, Brett worked for NRCE managing and assisting with water rights projects across the Western U.S.

Our Team

Brett Bovee

Rocky Mountain Regional Director

Brett Bovee is the Rocky Mountain Regional Director for WestWater Research and leads the Colorado office in Fort Collins. Brett brings over 12 years of experience conducting a variety of engineering, economic, and water rights studies across the Western states. Many of these projects have been focused on water resources management and water development concepts in the pursuit, protection, and utilization of water rights. Since joining WestWater, Brett has performed dozens of focused water right valuation studies and broader economic and water market analyses. Brett brings a unique perspective to projects, combining a background in water resources engineering with a developed knowledge of water rights and economics.

Brett has performed water right investigations for Federal, Tribal, and private clients, and has completed a variety of studies focused on water valuation, comprehensive water planning, irrigated agriculture, scenario modeling, and water project feasibility. . In the course of water rights litigation and dispute resolution, Brett has prepared expert witness and technical reports, completed hydrographic surveys of water use, and reviewed settlement agreements. He has also participated in several technical working groups for multi-stakeholder negotiations.

Brett holds B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in biological and environmental engineering from Cornell University, with a focus in water resources. He is a licensed professional civil engineer in five western states, and is also a recognized hydrologist. Prior to joining WestWater, Brett worked for NRCE managing and assisting with water rights projects across the Western U.S.

Areas of Experise

  • Hydrology
  • Water Use Estimation
  • Irrigation Design and Water Requirements
  • Engineering Economics

Education

  • M.Eng, Biological & Environment Engineering, Cornell University, 2004
  • B.S., Biological & Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, 2003

Experience

  • Senior Engineer, Natural Resources Consulting Engineers, Inc. 2004-2015