Biography

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Washington, December 1986
  • M.A., Geography, University of Washington, 1983
  • BSCE, Civil Engineering, University of Washington, 1983
  • BA with honors, Regional Planning and International Relations, University of Delaware, 1979

Academic Appointments

  • Current Position: Director, Center for Watershed Sciences, University of California – Davis Ray B. Krone Professor of Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Research and teaching specialties are integrated engineering of water resource and environmental systems at regional, utility, and household scales, employing ideas from economics and operations research. Member: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geography, Hydrologic Science, and International Agricultural Development graduate programs.
  • Chair-Elect, Delta Independent Science Board, Delta Stewardship Council, California, 2012 – present
  • Director, Center for Watershed Sciences, University of California, Davis, 2009– present; Associate Director 2007-2008, Co-Director 2008-2009
  • Ray B. Krone Professor of Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis, February 2008 – 2013
  • Professor and occasional Vice Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis, July 1996 – present
  • Visiting Professor, Valencia Polytechnic University, Spain, Summer 2007
  • Visiting Researcher, CEMAGREF, Bordeaux, France, August 2000 – June 2001
  • Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis, July 1991 – June 1996
  • Hydraulic Engineer, Hydrologic Engineering Center and Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, September 1993 – September 1994
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of California, Davis, January 1987 – June 1991
  • Visiting Researcher, Department of Water Resources Engineering, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden, September 1985 – May 1986
  • Research Assistant, Civil Engineering Dept., Univ. of Washington, Sept. 1983 – June 1985
  • Teaching Assistant, Geography Dept., University of Washington, September 1979-March 1981
  • Planning Assistant and Librarian, Wm. J. Cohen & Assoc., Summer 1979
    Transportation & Air Quality Intern, WILMAPCO, Wilmington DE, Summer 1978

Awards

  • Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award, University of California – Davis, 2013
  • Groundwater Resources Association of California, David Todd Lecturer for 2013
  • Best Policy-oriented Paper Award, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 2013
  • ASCE-EWRI Fellow, 2013
  • California Trout, Golden Trout Award (with Peter Moyle and Jeffrey Mount), 2013
  • Julian Hinds Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2011
  • California Water Resources Control Board recognition for Economic Analysis Task Force, 2011
  • Editor’s Choice Award, Water Resources Research, 2010
  • Hugo B. Fischer Award, California Water and Environmental Modeling Forum, 2008
  • American Society of Civil Engineers/Environment Water Resources Institute, Planning and Management Council Service to the Profession Award, 2007
  • William R. Boggess Best Paper Award, J. of the American Water Resources Association, 2006
  • Award for outstanding service to the California Water and Environmental Model Forum, 2006
  • George E. Brown Award for Best Collaborative Proposal, UCMEXUS, 2005
  • Journal of Environmental Engineering Editor’s Award for Service, 2004
  • International Water Academy, Member, #143, 2002
    Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1996
  • Best Practice-Oriented Paper, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 1996
  • Tau Beta Pi (Engineering), Phi Beta Kappa (Liberal Arts), Chi Epsilon (Civil Engineering), Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics), Pi Kappa Alpha (Political Science), Valle Scholar, Engineer-in-Training
    (Washington State)

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