Phil Moreschi, PE, CFM was one of 13 renowned engineers inducted to UConn’s 2019 Academy of Distinguished Engineers. The only practicing civil/environmental engineer of the inductees, Phil graduated from UConn in 1978 with a BS in Civil Engineering. Since then, he has led and designed hundreds of dam repairs, river restoration, watershed management, and flood resiliency projects working with private engineering firms and CTDEEP. Phil led the development of the 2004 Connecticut Stormwater Quality Manual and the Connecticut Guidelines for Inspection and Maintenance of Dams.
A partner at Fuss & O’Neill, Phil has worked for the firm since 1992. He is a registered professional engineer in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York. His work with the firm includes the investigation of more than 500 dams in Connecticut alone, as well as hundreds more in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He led the design and permitting of the first low-head hydropower generation facility implemented in the United States utilizing Archimedes Screw technology. Additionally, Phil led the design and permitting of the first dam removal completed in Rhode Island.
Phil is a Business Line Manager for Fuss & O’Neill’s Water and Natural Resources Department. This Department designs and permits ecosystem restoration, dam safety, and stormwater management projects. They develop innovative designs that maximize public safety, habitat, flood protection, and/or water quality benefits. Their ecosystem restoration projects restore wetlands, floodplains, tidal salt marshes, and fish passage in rivers and streams. They help dam owners cost-effectively maintain their dams and protect downstream areas from flooding. They design flood mitigation and protection projects.
As an inducted member of the Academy, Phil joins 236 members who have dedicated their careers to research, education, policy, or service in various facets of engineering. The induction was held on May 2, 2019 at UConn in the Student Union Ballroom.