Professor Arnell became Director of the Walker Institute at the University of Reading in 2007,
moving from the University of Southampton where he had been head of the School of Geography since 2003.
He has been working on climate change impacts in the water sector since the late 1980s, initially at the NERC Institute of Hydrology.
His research focuses on two scales – the catchment and the global scales. At the catchment scale,
Professor Arnell’s research is particularly focused on the use of climate information to inform adaptation
decisions. He led the development of the methods used by the UK water industry to incorporate the effects of
climate change on water supply reliability, and co-wrote the guidance on incorporating climate change into
water resource management plans for PR09. He has used UKCIP98, UKCIP02 and UKCP09 climate projections, and
developed his own scenarios for hydrological impact assessments. Professor Arnell is part of an Environment
Agency project examining the use of UKCP09 climate projections for the Environment Agency. At the other end of
the spectrum, Professor Arnell leads research into the global scale implications of climate change for the
distribution and availability of water resources. He is currently heavily involved in the DECC/Defra AVOID
project, with particular responsibilities for leading assessments of the effect of climate policy on the global-scale impacts of climate change.
Professor Arnell has been involved in the IPCC since the second assessment report; he was coordinating lead author
(i.e. leader) for the water chapters in the second and third reports, and was a lead author for two chapters and the
Summary for Policymakers in the fourth assessment report.He is also an author of the IPCC’s Technical Report on Climate
Change and Water (finalised in April 2008), and is currently a lead author for the IPCC Special Report on Extremes.
Geoff Bonnin is Chief of the Hydrologic Science and Modeling Branch of the National Weather Service, Office of Hydrologic Development.
He manages science and technique development for flood and stream flow forecasting and water resources services provided by the National Weather Service.
The work of the group includes development and maintenance of U.S. precipitation frequency estimates.
Geoff initiated the development of NOAA Atlas 14 and was lead author for the first three volumes.
Geoff Bonnin graduated B.E. (Civil) from the University of Queensland, Australia and M.S. (Engineering Management) from the University of Kansas.
He is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Engineers Australia and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
He has extensive experience in flood forecasting and flood forecast systems development with the U.S. National Weather Service and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.
He also has extensive experience in software engineering and systems integration in private industry.
His primary areas of expertise are in data management as the integrating component of end-to-end systems, the science and practice of real time hydrologic forecasting,
estimation of extreme precipitation climatologies, and the management of hydrologic enterprises. Mr. Bonnin is one of the developers, and the primary implementer, of
Standard Hydrometeorological Exchange Format (SHEF).
Levi Brekke works at Reclamation's Technical Service Center in Denver. His work focuses on hydrology and reservoir systems studies, technical team coordination, and conducting research on climate change implications for water resources management. Levi's education includes a B.S.E. in Civil Engineering (The University of Iowa), M.S. in Environmental Science and Engineering (Stanford University), and Ph.D. in Water Resources Engineering (University of California Berkeley).
Research Interests: Hydroclimatologic variability and change, Climate risk management in infrastructure systems, Water- climate and economic development, Sustainable water resources planning and management
Ph.D., Harvard University, 2004.
M.S., University of Massachusetts, 1994.
B.S., University of Notre Dame, 1993.
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2008-present
Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, IRI, Columbia University, 2008-present
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. of Earth & Environmental Science, Columbia University, 2007-2008
Associate Research Scientist, IRI for Climate and Society, Columbia University, 2006-2008
Tim Cohn, currently a hydrologist in the USGS Office of Surface Water, has co-authored more
than 35 papers on methods for estimating flood risk and other topics.
He previously served as USGS Science Advisor for Hazards, where he helped coordinate USGS
programs that apply science to the challenge of reducing the Nation's vulnerability to natural hazards.
As the American Geophysical Union's 1995-96 AAAS Congressional Science Fellow, he served as
legislative assistant to Senator Bill Bradley on issues related to energy and the environment.
Tim holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University and a B.A. from Swarthmore College.
Dr. Michael Dettinger is a research hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey, Branch of Western Regional Research, and a research associate of the Climate,
Atmospheric Sciences and Physical Oceanography Division at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California. Dettinger has monitored and researched water
resources of the West for over 25 years, focusing on regional surface water and groundwater resources, watershed modeling, causes of hydroclimatic variability, and
climatic-change influences on western water resources. He has authored over 75 scientific articles in scholarly journals and books, 20 government reports, and
another 70 articles in outreach and less formal outlets. Among other activities, he was the physical-sciences team leader for DOI-DOD ecosystem planning in the
Mojave Desert, founding member of the multi-institutional CIRMONT Western Mountain Climate Sciences Consortium, climate advisor to the CALFED Science Program,
member of the Climate Change Technical Advisory Group for DWR’s 2009 Water Plan Update, and member of the external Science Steering Group for the multi-agency
federal Global Water Cycle Program. He has degrees from the University of California San Diego, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. from the University
of California, Los Angeles (Atmospheric Sciences).
Dr. John F. England, Jr. is a hydraulic engineer with the Bureau of Reclamation in Denver, Colorado, USA. Dr. England's research and project interests include extreme flood understanding and prediction, rainfall-runoff modeling, flood frequency, hydrometeorology, paleoflood hydrology, and risk analysis. He has authored several journal articles and numerous conference papers on these topics. For the past 13 years he has developed and applied probabilistic flood techniques to evaluate the risk and safety of Bureau of Reclamation dams, and has overseen implementation of risk-based techniques for the dam safety program. Prior to Reclamation, he worked as a consultant and conducted research with the U.S. Geological Survey and Colorado Climate Center. Dr. England received his M.S. and Ph.D. in hydrology and water resources from Colorado State University. He is a registered Professional Hydrologist with the American Institute of Hydrology, and a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado. Dr. England was awarded the Bureau of Reclamation Engineer of the Year and nominated as one of the top 10 Federal Engineers in 2008.
Beth Faber has been with the Hydrologic Engineering Center of the Corps of Engineers for 10 years. Her work focuses on flood frequency analysis and risk management, multi-purpose reservoir operation using forecast information, water supply yield analysis, and reservoir optimization. Prior to the Corps of Engineers, she worked in reservoir operation at Denver Water. Beth's BS and MS are from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and her PhD is from Cornell University in 1999.
Pat received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1971 and his Master of Science (Civil Engineering) from Colorado
State University in 1978. He has worked for the St. Paul District of the Corps of Engineers since 1972. Since 1987 he has been the Chief of the Hydraulics
Section. He is currently working on hydraulic loading for Herbert Hoover Dike in Florida and on a re-assessment of the design flow line for the Atchafalaya
Basin Floodway in Louisiana. He is also on a national team that is developing the Corps methodology for levee issue evaluation studies.
Gerry Galloway is a Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering and an affiliate professor of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park. A civil engineer, public administrator and geographer, has served as a water resources and flood mitigation consultant to a variety of national and international government and business organizations, is a member of the Louisiana Governor's Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration and Conservation, and recently chaired an Interagency National Levee Policy Review Team for FEMA and an independent review panel examining flood challenges in California’s Central Valley. He was a principal investigator for FEMA in the 2006 study of the adequacy of the National Flood Insurance Program’s 1% flood standard. From 2007 to 2008 he was the Maas-White Scholar at the Corps of Engineers Institute for Water Resources.
He served as a Presidential appointee to the Mississippi River Commission from 1988 to 1005 and the American Heritage Rivers Advisory Committee from 2006 to 2008. In 1994, he was assigned to the White House to lead a committee in assessing the causes of the 1993 Mississippi River Flood. During a 38-year career in the military he served in various command and staff assignments in Germany, Southeast Asia and the United States, retiring in 1995 as a brigadier general. Prior to the University of Maryland, he was Vice President for Geospatial Strategies, ES3 Sector of the Titan Corporation. From 1998-2003, he served as Secretary of the United States Section of the International Joint Commission (IJC), Washington, DC, an independent binational organization charged with preventing and resolving transboundary air and water quality issues disputes between the US and Canada. He has testified before committees of the US Congress, and state legislatures, appeared on national television and radio and has spoken to numerous organizations in the US and abroad. He has lectured and written extensively on the management of water resources and public involvement in water resources decision making.
He is an Honorary Diplomate of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineering, a Distinguished Member and Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the Society of American Military Engineers, and a member of Association of American Geographers. In 2007 he served as president of the American Water Resources Association. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Natural Heritage Institute. He has served on eight committees of the National Research Council and is a member of its Water Science and Technology Board and the Disaster Roundtable. He is a graduate of the Military Academy and holds Masters Degrees from Princeton and Pennsylvania State Universities and the US Army Command and General Staff College, and a doctorate in Geography from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
In 1991, he was presented the SAME Bliss Medal for contributions to engineering education and, in 1995, the Silver DeFleury Medal by the Army Engineer Association. In 1998, he was given the Association of State Flood Managers’ Goddard-White Award. In 2001, ASCE presented him the Civil Government Engineer of the year, in 2002 the Presidents’ Award for service to the country, in 2008 the OPAL award for lifetime achievement. In 2004 he received the US Geological Survey’s John Wesley Powell Award, the Golden Eagle Award from the SAME Academy of Fellows, and the Julian Hinds Award from the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE. In 2008 he received the Norm Augustine Award from the American Association of Engineering Societies and, in 2009, the Warren Hall Medal from the Universities Council on Water Resources. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.
Robert M. Hirsch currently serves as a Research Hydrologist at the USGS. From 1994 through May 2008, he served as the Chief Hydrologist of the U.S. Geological Survey.
In this capacity, Dr. Hirsch was responsible for all U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) water science programs. These programs encompass research and monitoring of the
nation’s ground water and surface water resources including issues of water quantity as well as quality. Since 2003 he has served as the co-chair of the Subcommittee
on Water Availability and Quality of the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources of the National Science and Technology Council, and in this role he has been
instrumental in developing interagency priorities for water science and technology.
Hirsch earned a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University Department of Geography and Environmental Enginnering. He began his USGS career in 1976 as a hydrologist
and has conducted research on water supply, water quality, pollutant transport, and flood frequency analysis. He had a leading role in the development of several
major USGS programs: 1) the National Water Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program: 2) the National Streamflow Information Program (NSIP); and 3) the National Water
Information System Web (NWISWeb). He has received numerous honors from the Federal Government and from non-governmental organizations, including the 2006 American
Water Resources Association’s William C. Ackermann Medal for Excellence in Water Management, and has twice been conferred the rank of Meritorious Senior Executive
by the President of the United States. He is a recipient of the USGS “Eugene M. Shoemaker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Communications.” He is co-author of
the textbook “Statistical Methods in Water Resources.” Dr. Hirsch is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and an active member of
the American Geophysical Union and the American Water Resources Association. He has testified before congressional committees on many occasions and presented keynote
addresses at many water-related meetings across the nation.
Since returning to a research position he has focused his efforts on methods for better documenting and understanding long-term changes in water quantity
and quality in rivers. He is exploring century-scale trends in flooding nationwide and nutrient transport trends over several decades in rivers tributary
to the Chesapeake Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Clear communication of the results and their implications for policy is an integral part of this research.
Demetris Koutsoyiannis received his diploma in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 1978 and his doctorate from NTUA in 1988. Currently, he is professor of the NTUA in Hydrology and Analysis of Hydrosystems; also professor of Hydraulics in the Hellenic Army’s Postgraduate School of Technical Education of Officers Engineers; Editor of Hydrological Sciences Journal; member of the editorial board of Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, and formerly of Journal of Hydrology and Water Resources Research; and Chair of the Sub-Division on Precipitation & Climate of the Division on Hydrological Sciences of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). He received the Henry Darcy Medal in 2009 by EGU for his outstanding contributions to the study of hydrometeorological variability and to water resources management. He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in hydrometeorology, hydrology, hydraulics, hydraulic works, water resource systems, water resource management, and stochastic modelling. He is an experienced researcher in the areas of hydrological modelling, hydrological stochastics, climate stochastics, analysis of hydrosystems, water resources engineering and management, hydroinformatics, and ancient hydraulic technologies. He has participated in over 40 research projects and 60 engineering studies as a consultant. His record includes more than 500 scientific and technological contributions (research articles, books and educational notes, conference and workshop talks, research reports, engineering studies and miscellaneous publications), among which 74 publications in peer reviewed journals.
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Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz is Professor of Earth Sciences, Scientific Director and Head of Laboratory of Climate and Water Resources in the Research Centre of Agricultural and Forest Environment, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznan, Poland. Also associated with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Potsdam, Germany. Expertise: climate change impacts, water resources, weather extremes. Member of the Advisory Board on the Environment (including Climate Change) of the EU Seventh Framework Programme. Co-Editor-in-Chief of "Hydrological Sciences Journal". Author of over 300 publications.
Robert Lempert is a senior scientist at RAND and Director of RAND’s Frederick S. Pardee Center for Longer Range Global Policy and the Future Human Condition.
A pioneer in developing new methods to harness information technology in support of decisions under deep uncertainty, Dr. Lempert’s research focuses on developing
and deploying new approaches to supporting climate-related mitigation and adaptation decisions in a wide range of areas. His research group at RAND is currently
helping several natural resource agencies incorporate climate change into their long-range plans. Dr. Lempert serves on the National Academy of Sciences America’s
Climate Choices Study Panel on Informing Climate Decisions, is a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on managing
extreme events and disasters, and was an author of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program report on Best Practice Approaches for Characterizing, Communicating,
and Incorporating Scientific Uncertainty in Decisionmaking. Dr. Lempert is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations,
and a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Climate Research Committee. A Professor of Policy Analysis in the Pardee RAND Graduate School, Dr. Lempert is an
author of the book Shaping the Next One Hundred Years: New Methods for Quantitative, Longer-Term Policy Analysis. He earned his B.A.S. in physics and political
science from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in applied physics from Harvard University.
Dennis Lettenmaier received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (summa cum laude) at the University of Washington in 1971, his M.S. in Civil, Mechanical,
and Environmental Engineering at the George Washington University in 1973, and his Ph.D. at the University of Washington in 1975. He joined the University of
Washington faculty in 1976. In addition to his service at the University of Washington, he spent a year as visiting scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston,
VA (1985-86) and was the Program Manager of NASA's Land Surface Hydrology Program at NASA Headquarters in 1997-98. He is a member of the American Geophysical Union,
the American Water Resources Association, the European Geosciences Union, the American Meteorological Society, and the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the
American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was a recipient of ASCE's Huber Research Prize in 1990, and the American Geophysical Union’s Hydrology Section
Award in 2000. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the American Meteorological Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and
is a member of the International Water Academy. He is an author or co-author of over 200 journal articles. He was the first Chief Editor of the American Meteorological
Society Journal of Hydrometeorology, and is currently an Associate Editor of Water Resources Research.
He is the President-elect of the Hydrology Section of the American Geophysical Union.
His areas of research interest are large scale hydrology, hydrologic aspects of remote sensing, and hydrology-climate interactions.
Harry Lins is a hydrologist in the USGS Office of Surface Water. A climatologist by training, his work has focused on characterizing the surface water response to climate with an emphasis on regional streamflow variability, long-term trends, and the statistical techniques appropriate for such analyses. Most recently, he has investigated the effects of long-term persistence on trend and significance testing in hydroclimatic time series. He has authored more than 60 journal articles and book chapters. Harry coordinated the USGS Global Change Hydrology Program from 1989 to 1997, was co-chair of the hydrology and water resources working group for the IPCC First Assessment Report, and is a co-developer of the USGS WaterWatch web site. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.
J. Rolf Olsen is a water resources systems engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Institute for Water Resources (IWR) in Alexandria Virginia. He is currently managing a new program on USACE Responses to Climate Change. He has led a number of studies involving climate change and water resources, including an analysis of the implications of climate change and variability on flood frequency analysis for the Upper Mississippi River System Flow Frequency Study and an evaluation of potential climate change impacts on inland navigation for the Department of Transportation. He has a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia, a master’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University and a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University. He was a nuclear submarine officer in the U.S. Navy for eight years.
Dr. Prairie is a Hydraulic Engineer with the Upper Colorado Region of the Bureau of Reclamation. He has been working with Reclamation the past 9 years. Dr. Prairie leads the Colorado River Hydrology Workgroup whose objective is to position Reclamation’s Upper and Lower Colorado Regions as a leader in water management and planning through the integration of quantitative climate variability and change in both mid-term operations and long-term planning. In addition to leading the workgroup Dr. Prairie's work activities include, hydrologic and salinity analysis, maintenance of historic and future projected natural flow and salt data and upper basin consumptive use for the Colorado River System. He also works in development and maintenance of mid-term operational and long-term planning models for the Colorado River.
Research interests include: stochastic streamflow and salinity generation with an emphasis in nonparametric techniques, advanced decision making techniques, and coupling of paleo, observed, and projected streamflows based on global circulation models (GCM). He has recently been leading a team that is developing natural flows throughout the Colorado River System based on 112 GCM projections. These flows will drive the Colorado River Simulation System (CRSS), Reclamation's long-term planning model and provide insights into reservoir operations under climate change.
David Raff is the technical specialist for the Flood Hydrology and Emergency Management Group at the Bureau of Reclamation. David work focuses on understanding and prediction of extreme hydrologic events focused on the evaluation of hydrologic risk and uncertainty. He is also focused on climate change and water resources management and seasonal to inter-annual water forecasting. David's education includes a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University and a M.S. in Rangeland Ecosystem Science and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University.
Balaji Rajagopalan received his B.Tech. degree in Civil Engineering from the National Institute of Technology in Kurukshetra, India, in 1989.
He then received a M.Tech. degree in Optimization and Reliability engineering from Indian Statistical Institute in Calcutta, India, in 1991 and,
a Doctorate from Utah State University in Logan, UT, USA, in 1995, with a specialization in stochastic hydrology and hydroclimatology. He was
then a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist for two years and then Associate Research Scientist for three years at Columbia University, New York,
before joining the faculty at the University of Colorado in Boulder, in 2000. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2007. He is also a Fellow
of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado in Boulder since 2001.
His research focuses on (i) understanding the large-scale climate drivers of year-to-year and multidecadal variability of regional hydrology
(i.e., precipitation, streamflow etc.) (ii) developing ensemble hydrologic forecast and simulation tools that incorporate the large-scale climate
information (iii) coupling the forecasts with water resources decision support system and, (iv) understanding monsoonal climate variability and
predictability. His research has proven to be of immense value in the operations, management and planning of water resources in the semi-arid basins
of Western USA. He has also developed tools to quantify uncertainty in input water quality to water treatment plants. He has published over 65
journal articles and has taught courses in Hydraulics, Hydrology, Civil Engineering Design, Hydroclimatology and Statistical methods. He has
supervised 6 PhD dissertations and 10 MS thesis. He is also the associate editor of Geophysical Research Letters, Water Resources Research, Climate
Research and Journal of Hydrologic Engineering.
Nate Snorteland has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado and a M.S. in Geotechnical Engineering from Virginia Tech. He has with the Bureau of Reclamation for 13 years working in materials science, construction management, geotechnical engineering, risk analysis, and risk management. He was most recently the program manager for risk management for the Dam Safety Office in Denver, CO responsible for risk management, research and development, and special issues. He is currently the director of the Risk Management Center for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, responsible for managing risks across the Corps’ portfolio of dams and levees.
David Stainforth is a Senior Research Fellow in the Grantham Research Institute. He is a physicist by training and has many years experience of climate modelling. While a researcher at Oxford University he co-founded and was chief scientist of the climateprediction.net project, the world's largest climate modelling experiment.
He has been both a NERC Research Fellow and a Tyndall Research Fellow at Oxford University. His current research interests focus on how we can extract robust and useful information about future climate, and climate related phenomena, from modelling experiments. This includes issues of how to design climate modelling experiments and how to link climate science to real-world decision making in such a way as to be of value to industry, policy makers and wider society.
EUGENE Z. STAKHIV is currently appointed as US Co-Director, International Joint Commission (IJC) Upper Great Lakes Study, a five year ( 2006-2012, $15M study) that will look for more sustainable ways of operating the Great Lakes under various climate scenarios. He is also Technical Director of the recently approved UNESCO International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management (ICIWaRM).
Dr. Stakhiv also recently completed a 5-year study, as Co-Director of the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence Study for the International Joint Commission ( 2000-2006, $20M study with Canada) .He has been at the Corps of Engineers Institute for Water Resources (IWR) for 30 years, and is Senior International Water Advisor. He has also served as Scientific Attache to US UNESCO Ambassador in Paris (May – Aug, 2004). Dr. Stakhiv also served as Senior Advisor to Iraq’s Ministry of Irrigation from April 13-Sep 20, 2003.
Before that, he was Chief, Planning, Policy and Special Studies Division, Institute for Water Resources(1990-2004). The division helps in formulating practical policies and procedures that the Corps needs to respond to legislation, Administration initiatives and scientific advances. Most of the Corps’ national studies of the past decade, such as the National Wetlands Mitigation Study, National Drought Management Study, Federal Infrastructure Strategy and Corps’ Shore Protection Study, and currently the National Shoreline Management Study have been conducted by his Division. He served as first Co-chair for IPCC-I Water Resources and Hydrology Committee, and as Lead Author for IPCC-II and IPCC-III. Dr. Stakhiv has extensive international experience, primarily with the World Bank, serving as senior advisor to the water Ministries of Bangladesh, Ukraine, Armenia, Iraq and the Aral Sea Basin countries. Eugene Stakhiv has spent his entire professional career of 40 years with the Corps, and has served as study manager for several large comprehensive river basin studies and metropolitan water supply studies, including Washington, DC and New York City. He has a doctorate in water resources systems engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and author of nearly 70 published papers and 150 technical reports.
Jery attended the University of California at Berkeley and Harvard University. He spent sabbaticals at the U.S. Geological Survey's and the US Army Corps of Engineers Institute for Water Resources, and their Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC) in Davis. Dr. Stedinger’s research has focused on statistical and risk issues in hydrology and the optimal operation of water resource systems. Research projects have addressed flood frequency analysis including the use of historical and paleoflood data, regional hydrologic regression analyses, risk and uncertainty analysis of flood-risk reduction projects, watershed modeling, dam safety, water resource system simulation, and efficient multiple-reservoir and hydropower system operation and system design. Jery was the 1997 winner of the ASCE Julian Hinds Award. In 2004 he received the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water for the Surface Water Branch for his work on flood risk management.
Nancy Steinberger is a senior regional hydrologist with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Denver, Colorado. She is also completing a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University, with an emphasis on statistical hydrology. Her research activities are focused on flood frequency analysis and include the statistical characterization of process-based floods, the detection of nonstationarity and inhomogeneity in hydrologic records, the modeling of floods under the influence of various elements of change, the collection and analysis of stratigraphic paleoflood data, and the testing of the Expected Moments Algorithm. Previous research interests have included measuring and characterizing turbulent mass transfer at the sediment-water interface, for which she received the 2000 Rudolf Hering Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers. In addition to providing technical supervision of flood hazard modeling and mapping studies for six states, she represents FEMA on the ACWI Subcommittee on Hydrology and serves on the Hydrologic Frequency Analysis Workgroup and the Extreme Storms Workgroup.
Kenneth Strzepek is a Visiting Professor at MIT’s Joint Program on Science and Policy of Global Change and Professor of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. as well as an International Fellow at the Center for Environmental Economics and Policy for Africa and Examiner in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Prof. Strzepek has a Ph.D. in Water Resources Systems Analysis from MIT, an MA in Economics from the University of Colorado and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of Hamburg, Germany.
Professor Strzepek has spent 30 years as a researcher and practitioner at the nexus of engineering, environmental and economics systems. His work includes applications of operations research, engineering economics, micro-economics and environmental economics to a broad range applications: from project scale to national and global investment policy studies. He has worked for a range of national governments as well as the United Nations, the World Bank, the USAID. He has been an contributing author to the Second IPCC Assessment, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, the World Water Vision, and the UN World Water Development Report. He is currently the USAID Scientific Liaison Office on Water and Climate Change to the CGIAR.
He is currently the Arthur Maass-Gilbert White Fellow at the Institute for Water Resources of the US Army Corps of Engineer and received the Department of Interior Citizen’s Award for Innovation in the applications of Systems Analysis to Water Management, is a co-recipient of the Zayed International Prize for the Environment and as a lead author for IPCC he is a co-recipient of the 2007 Noble Peace Prize.
Kuniyoshi Takeuchi is Director of International Center for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM) under the auspices of UNESCO, Tsukuba, Japan since March 2006. He was a professor of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in Yamanashi University for 30 years till March 2007. He got his BS (1966), MS (1968) and Dr.Eng. (1982) in Civil Engineering at University of Tokyo, and Ph.D. (1972) in City and Regional Planning at University of North Carolina. His major field is hydrology and water resource systems. Interest includes reservoir operation, hydrological statistics, stochastic hydrology, distributed hydrological modeling, lake hydrology, radar and satellite hydrology etc. He served as a principal investigator of various hydrological research projects including that of Mekong River and Yellow River Basins. Currently he is involved in water-related disaster management, risk assessment, hydrological simulation for early warning and impact analyses of climate change on water-related disasters. He is the chair of the IUGG (International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics) GeoRisk Commission (Commission on Geophysical Risk and Sustainability) since 2007 and a member of IRDR (Integrated Research on Disaster Risk) Science Committee since 2009. He has been engaged in UNESCO IHP (International Hydrological Program) activities serving as the chairperson of IHP Inter-Governmental Council for 1998-2000 and IAHS (International Association of Hydrological Sciences) activities serving as president for 2001-2005. He is a recipient of JSHWR (Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources) Distinguished Contribution Award (2000) and JSCE (Japan Society of Civil Engineers) International Contribution Award (2009).
Gabriele Villarini is a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University,
working with Prof. James Smith. He received his M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Rome “La Sapienza,” and his Ph.D. in Civil
and Environmental Engineering in 2008 from the University of Iowa. In 2006 he was awarded the NASA “Earth System Science Fellowship”, in 2007
the “Outstanding Student Paper Award” by the Hydrology Section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), and he is currently a Willis Research
Network fellow. He has published over 20 peer-reviewed papers.
His research interests revolve around flood hydrology, extreme events, remote sensing of rainfall, and statistical modeling.
In particular, he is interested in examining the impact of anthropogenic climate change on extreme flooding, rainfall, and tropical
Professor Vogel is a professor of civil and environmental engineering and has been at Tufts University since 1984. His primary expertise is in the areas of water resource engineering with emphasis on hydrologic, hydraulic and statistical methods for analyzing environmental and water resource systems. His current research program focuses upon the areas of hydrologic and environmental statistics, water allocation, regional hydrology, regional water assessment, flood and drought management, climate change impacts, natural hazards as well as watershed modeling and management. His consulting experiences have included water resource assessment, flood frequency analysis, water allocation, hydropower feasibility analyses, and water supply investigations for several major cities, floodplain delineations, stormwater management modeling, dam safety analyses, ice jam control and climate change impact assessments. He is currently contributing editor of the ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management. He was awarded the 1995 Walter L. Huber Prize in Civil Engineering and the 2009 Julian Hinds Award. He has published over 85 refereed journal articles which have received over 1300 citations with an h-index of 22. He is currently the director of the graduate program in Water: Systems, Science and Society (http://www.tufts.edu/water).
Marc Waage is leading the development of Denver Water’s new long range water plan. Prior to this assignment, Marc managed the operation of Denver Water’s extensive water supply system for twenty years. Denver Water is the largest and oldest municipal water provider in Colorado. Marc is also co-leading the development of a climate change decision support analysis for the Water Utility Climate Alliance. Early in his career, Marc worked for the Bureau of Reclamation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs on irrigation projects in Colorado and Montana. Marc has a Bachelor’s degree (with high distinction) and a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University and is a professional engineer. One of Marc’s favorite activities is recreating in Denver’s high mountain watersheds.
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Mr. Jerry W. Webb has been employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers since May 1974. Since January 2003, he has served as the principal hydrologic and hydraulic engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). He represents USACE in international and national forums as the Corps highest authority in areas of hydrologic engineering. He also serves as the leader of the Hydrologic, Hydraulic, and Coastal Community of Practice within the Headquarters, Engineering and Construction Division. He collaborates with the Chief, Engineering and Construction Division in planning, developing and directing the execution of all aspects of watershed technical policy related to worldwide design and construction mission assigned to USACE. He serves as the principal advisor to the Chief of Engineers and the Directors of Civil Works and Military Programs on engineering and scientific issues related to watershed engineering technologies which impact worldwide design and construction mission. He provides national leadership for the USACE in regard to watershed technologies and represents the Chief of Engineers on complex technical issues with senior level officials in other government agencies, and states policy or influences policy at national conferences or international forums. Mr. Webb has principal responsibility for developing goals, training measures and evaluating the competencies of field activities related to watershed engineering requirements necessary to successfully perform the USACE worldwide design and construction mission. He is a national expert consultant to senior USACE officials and for other Federal clients on major, one-of-a-kind projects and programs of local, national or international scope to ensure technical adequacy and to provide, if required, innovative technical solutions.
He has held positions in Memphis District, and Huntington District, as a Civil and Hydraulic engineer. In addition to his Federal career, Mr. Webb retired in July 2008 as a Lieutenant Colonel in the West Virginia Air National Guard. He served as the Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) in Iraq September 2003 through February 2004. Mr. Webb volunteered to serve in the Iraq Reconstruction effort as the Senior Advisor where he was responsible for an organization of 12000+ personnel that operates the oldest water resources systems in the world. The Ministry operates a complex system of 25 major dams and barrages and 275 major irrigation pump stations, produces 17% of the nations electricity, 27,000 kilometers of irrigation channels and 3.25 million hectares of irrigated land. Mr. Webb utilized the experience that he had gained through his 30+ years of service with the Corps of Engineers to meet the challenges of leading and managing the MoWR in the reconstruction effort. Mr. Webb also served as the interim Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Environment for the period January-February 2004.
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Dr. Yang is a physical scientist at EPA ORD National Risk Management Research laboratory, Water Supply and Water Resources Division. He leads the Water Resources Adaptation Program (WRAP). The WRAP research is focused on large-scale investigations of hydroclimatic changes and their impacts on drinking water, wastewater and storm water infrastructures, as well as water quality management programs. Another part of the research is the future energy production impacts on water resources. In the past 2 years, he and his team have published 8 journal articles, over 40 conference proceedings, and one EPA report on the climate change and water resources adaptations. Dr. Yang has been a part of the ORD climate change research program and an active participant of EPA’s climate change research and regulatory initiatives. His research area and expertise include climate change related hydrology and water resources engineering. Before joined EPA in 2005, he was a principal consulting engineer in water projects in more than 20 states in the U.S. and overseas, and worked as a research scientist at the China Geological Survey before coming to U.S. in the 80s.