Biography

Education

  • Ph.D.: Civil Engineering, in the Hydraulics and Systems area; Purdue University, W. Lafayette, Indiana (as Fulbright Scholar and Purdue University Victor O’Schaunessy Fellow)
  • M.S.: Civil Engineering, in the Hydrology and Water Resources Program, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado (as Fulbright Scholar)

Professional Activities

  • Member of California Climate Change Advisory Board, 2012-ongoing
  • Member of the Steering Group on Water and Climate Change, Asia-Pacific Water Forum,
  • 2010-ongoing
  • Member of the UNESCO Expert Group on Climate Change and Water, January 2008-ongoing
  • Member of the Editorial Board of UNESCO International Hydrology Series, April, 2006 – ongoing
  • Founding Editor-in-Chief of ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, October 1995- June 2004
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Open Hydrology Journal, (A Russian-Chinese-Indian international journal in hydrology), 2010-ongoing
  • Member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Water Quality Exposure and Health, 2008-ongoing
  • Member of the Editorial Board for Korean Water Resources Journal, 2004-ongoing
  • Associate Editor of the Hydrological Sciences Journal, 1994-1999
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Hydrology, 1991-1997
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Advances in Water Resources, 1989-1994
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Stochastic Hydrology and Hydraulics,
  • Member and Co-Chair of IAHS Working Group on Experimental and Theoretical Hydrology
  • at All Scales, August, 1999 – 2003
  • Co-convener of the Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere Transfer Schemes and Large Scale Hydrological Models Symposium during Sixth Scientific Assembly of IAHS, July 18-27, 2001
  • Chair of Macroscale Hydrologic Modeling Working Group of IAHS, 1995-1999
  • Chair of ASCE/EWRI Hydro-climate Committee, 2008-ongoing
  • Chair of ASCE J. Hydrologic Engineering Publications Committee, 1995-2004
  • Member of ASCE Hydrology Technical Oversight Committee, ASCE Surface Water
  • Hydrology Committee, ASCE Groundwater Hydrology Committee, 1996- 2004
  • Member of ASCE EWRI Publications Committee 1996-2004
  • Member of AGU, ASCE, AIH, IAHS, EGS

Awards

  • Distinguished Professor
  • Gerald and Lillian Orlob Endowed Chair Professor of Water Resources Engineering
  • ASCE Ven Te Chow Award, 2009 (The highest honor that can be bestowed by American Society of Civil Engineers to a Hydrologic Engineer)
  • 2009 Ven Te Chow Award Lecturer, ASCE
  • ASCE Fellow, 2008
  • ASCE/EWRI JHE 2006 Best paper award
  • ASCE Arid Lands Hydraulic Engineering Award, 2001
  • ASCE Richard Torrens Award, 1999
  • Fulbright Scholar
  • Purdue University Victor O’Schaunessy Fellow
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Listed in American Men and Women of Science
  • Founding Editor-in-Chief of ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 1995-2004

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