Seung Ah Byun

DEWN (2017)

Senior Water Resource Planner

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Personal pronouns: She, her, hers

With 20 years of experience, Dr. Byun is a Water Resource Engineer with the Delaware River Basin Commission. Prior to DRBC, Seung Ah was the Senior Planner for Water Resources with the Brandywine Conservancy’s Municipal Assistance Program. Her responsibilities involve developing and managing innovative stormwater management practices, green stormwater infrastructure tools, and source water protection projects at the watershed and site levels. She also provides technical expertise to municipalities on compliance with state and federal water quality regulations such as MS4 permits and TMDL requirements. Seung Ah received her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Design’s Department of City and Regional Planning. She has also served as a water resources engineer at CDM Smith, primarily consulting to the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Watersheds and CSO Program.

Dr. Byun obtained a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Drexel University and a bachelor’s of science in systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Seung Ah is a licensed Professional Engineer and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Given her unique academic and professional background, Dr. Byun aims to shift conventional water resources and environmental planning to new directions.