Scott often participates in projects that apply the tools and results of academic and governmental research to clients'problems. He believes that bridging the gap between academic efforts and client applications is an important aspect of his practice. Examples of Scott's practice experience include municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4) and combined sewage overflow (CSO) community program assessment, policy development, implementation of integrated watershed management strategies, and development of watershed-based policies. Other relevant project experience includes modeling, monitoring, education and training, life cycle and triple bottom line cost evaluation, innovative research, and performance assessment of various aquatic systems.
A contributor to advancing the practice, Scott has authored over 40 publications including journal articles, technical reports, book chapters, and conference proceedings. He also serves as associate journal editor for the Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment (an ASCE journal). He is a past Treasurer of the ASCE Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) and was a member of the Institute's Governing Board for two terms of two years each. He is past chair of the Urban Water Resources Research Council under EWRI. Scott has served as Technical Conference Chair of the 2010 International Low Impact Development Conference, San Francisco, California and the 2013 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a Technical Program Co-chair for the 2017 EWRI Operation and Maintenance Conference in Denver, Colorado.
Often requested to provide presentations at national and international workshops and conferences, Scott has provided training on sustainable water resources management for organizations including U.S. EPA, the Water Environment Federation (WEF), and ASCE. He is also actively involved with Engineers Without Borders, serving as a mentor to a number of projects in East Africa.