Travis W Hylton


Travis Hylton is a water-resources engineer and program manager with 25 years of professional experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. His experience spans civil and environmental water resource engineering fields, including drinking-water supply and treatment, wastewater systems design, stormwater and floodplain management, constructed wetland design, environmental remediation, and coastal environmental analysis. Travis’ career includes broad domestic and international experience in the U.S., Pacific Islands, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia.



BS, Civil Engineering, University of California, Irvine, 1992

BA, Economics, California State University, Chico, 2005



Professional Civil Engineer, California and Hawai‘i 

Diplomate, Water Resources Engineering, American Academy of Water Resources Engineers

Board Certified Environmental Engineer, Environmental Sustainability, Water Supply & Wastewater Specialties, American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional, U.S. Green Building Council


Professional Experience

Associate Center Director, USGS Pacific Islands Water Science Center, 2016‒present

Operations Action Officer for U.S Marine Corps, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, 2015‒2016

Drinking Water Program Manager, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Europe-Africa-Southwest Asia, 2012‒2015

Water Resources Program Manager, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, 2008‒2012

Board of Directors, Oahu Resource Conservation and Development Council, 2008‒2012

Senior Environmental Engineer, Oceanit (Hawai‘i), 2000‒2008

Civil/Environmental Engineer, GMP Associates (Hawai‘i), 1999‒2000

North American Representative, BPS Engineering GmBH (Germany), 1999

Monitoring and Restoration Specialty Field Leader, WISMUT GmBH (Germany), 1998

Project Engineer, OST Consult GmBH (Germany), 1998

Praktikant, Thueringia Dams and Reservoirs Administration (Germany), 1998

Project Engineer, Tulare County Public Works Department (California), 1993‒1997