Michael D'Andrea, M.E.Sc, P.Eng.
Chief Engineer (Ret.) and Executive Director (Ret.), Engineering and Construction Services
City of Toronto, CANADA
M.E.Sc., University of Western Ontario, Professional Engineer
Michael D’Andrea recently retired as the City of Toronto’s Chief Engineer and Executive Director of Engineering and Construction Services. Michael held that position for over nine years, leading a team of over 650 professional and technical staff providing engineering design and construction services for the City of Toronto’s water, wastewater, stormwater, transportation and solid waste infrastructure; delivering capital projects valued at an estimated $1 billion CAD, annually.
Michael has over 36 years experience in the water and wastewater services industry having worked in engineering consulting and the Province of Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment before joining the City of Toronto in 1997.
He has led several environmental stewardship initiatives including a climate change adaptation strategy to help reduce the risk and impact of sewer backups and flooding from extreme storm events; and the development of the City of Toronto’s comprehensive Wet Weather Flow Master Plan. The implementation of this innovative, and multi-facetted, watershed based Plan is directed at addressing the water quality impacts of storm sewer and combined sewer overflow discharges and thereby improve water quality within the City's six major watersheds and the nearshore area of Lake Ontario, which includes the City's ten waterfront beaches.