Ed Ballman is a leader in applying innovated solutions modeling the movement of water – in streams, rivers, and wetlands – relative to ecological function. Ed regularly works with multiple-stakeholders on restoration projects and is known for successfully navigating permitting needs and facilitating collaboration amongst stakeholders. He leads the technical direction of Balance’s 1D and 2D modeling efforts for fluvial and floodplain restoration projects, this work may include alternative analysis, modeling shear stresses, fish passage, depth analysis – relative to habitat needs, sediment studies, and water quality. Ed leads Balance’s model calibration program – integrating real-time flow and sediment measurements for model calibration and verification. He also directs the development of complex plansets for stream, floodplain, and wetland restoration design including structural and biotechnical approaches. Lastly, he prepares floodplain analyses including LOMRS, CLOMRs and related documents supporting wetland and habitat restoration permitting.