TWRN Members


Pradeep Adhikari

Pradeep Adhikari

Research Fellow RGK Center, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Univ. of Texas at Austin
pradeep@austin.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Hydrology, land cover change
Expertise: Land Use Land Cover, Water/Hydrology

Habib Ahmari

Habib Ahmari

Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Univ. of Texas at Arlington
habib.ahmari@uta.edu

Research Interests: Sedimentology, water hydraulics, total suspended solids concentrations
Expertise: Water/Hydrology

Pedro Alvarez

Pedro Alvarez

Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice Univ.
alvarez@rice.edu

Research Interests: environmental applications and implications of nanotechnology, bioremediation of toxic chemicals, water footprint of biofuels, water treatment and reuse, and antibiotic resistance control.
Expertise: Water/Hydrology

Ripendra Awal

Ripendra Awal

Research Fellow, College of Agriculture and Human Sciences, Prairie View A&M Univ.
riawal@PVAMU.EDU

Research Interests: Watershed modeling, groundwater modeling, water related hazards including floods, landslides, debris flows, and erosion, natural and artificial dam failures, climate change, GIS and remote sensing, water resources, agricultural water management
Expertise: Climate Observations, Water/Hydrology

Ken Baake

Ken Baake

Associate Professor, Dept. of English, Texas Tech Univ.
ken.baake@ttu.edu

Research Interests: Rhetoric scientific literature, science communication, technical communication, documents that create knowledge and support decision-making, American Southwest and Great Plains, how systems self-organize and evolve in complexity
Expertise: Decision Support, Stakeholder Engagement

Jay Banner

Jay Banner

F. M. Bullard Professor, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Univ. of Texas at Austin
banner@jsg.utexas.edu

Research Interests: environmental isotopes, water quality, paleoclimate, speleothem, cave, karst, groundwater, urban hydrology, carbonates, climate change, water resources
Expertise: Climate Observations, Project Management, Water/Hydrology
Working Node: Climate, Water Science

Timothy Beach

Timothy Beach

Professor & Chair, Dept. of Geography, Univ. of Texas at Austin
beacht@austin.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Geoarchaeology, Soil Geomorphology, and Paleoenvironments of the Maya World and Mediterranean
Expertise: Land Use Land Cover

Phil Bedient

Phil Bedient

Herman Brown Professor of Engineering, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice Univ.
bedient@rice.edu

Research Interests: water quality assessments, and hydrologic modeling, flood and surge mitigation, flood alert systems with radar, groundwater contaminant transport
Expertise: Water/Hydrology

Jude Benavides

Jude Benavides

Associate Professor, Dept. of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences, Univ. of Texas at Rio Grande Valley
jude.benavides@utrgv.edu

Research Interests: Hydrologic and water quality monitoring and modeling with a focus on water resources management issues in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, specializations include flood alert systems, floodplain mapping, water quality monitoring, and water resources analysis in the Lower Rio Grande Valley
Expertise: Project Management, Water/Hydrology

Srinivas Bettadpur

Srinivas Bettadpur

Associate Professor, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Univ. of Texas at Austin
srinivas@csr.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Dynamics of the Earth system from satellite gravity measurements, GRACE, remote sensing for understanding the water cycle in Texas and northern Mexico, application of tomorrow's technologies for space-based gravity & Earth system science
Expertise: Climate Observations

Patrick Bixler

Patrick Bixler

Research Fellow in the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Univ. of Texas at Austin
rpbixler@utexas.edu

Research Interests: Impacts of climate change on America's forests and policy responses to facilitate adaptation, interplay between society and environment, land and water management, biodiversity conservation, climate adaptation, residential development, and urban resilience
Expertise: Climate Observations, Land Use Land Cover
Working Node: Stakeholder Engagement

Bart Bohn

Bart Bohn

Professor & Associate Dean, ATI Institute, Univ. of Texas at Austin
bbohn@ati.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Water technology, startups, and ecosystem building
Expertise: Project Management

Bryan Brooks

Bryan Brooks

Professor, Dept. of Enivronmental Sciences and Biomedical Studies, Baylor Univ.
Bryan_Brooks@baylor.edu

Research Interests: water quality and water reuse, comparative toxicology and pharmacology, applied ecology, sustainable molecular design, developing approaches to define risks of contaminants of historical and emerging concern, natural resource extraction and the ecology and toxicology of harmful algae blooms
Expertise: Decision Support, Project Management, Water/Hydrology

Todd Caldwell

Todd Caldwell

Research Associate, Bureau of Economic Geology, Univ. of Texas at Austin
todd.caldwell@beg.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Transport of water, solute, and heat through the vadose zone, soil, sediment and dust characterization, numerical modeling and parameter optimization of soil-atmosphere-plant systems, disturbed soils and ecosystem restoration, soil geomorphology and landscape evolution
Expertise: Water/Hydrology

Coy Callison

Coy Callison

Professor & Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, College of Media & Communication, Texas Tech Univ.
coy.callison@ttu.edu

Research Interests: Mass mediated materials, opinion formation, source and message factors underlying the persuasive ability of mass mediated materials
Expertise: Decision Support

Regina Capuano

Regina Capuano

Associate Professor, Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Univ. of Houston
capuano@uh.edu

Research Interests: Hydrogeology, water rock interactions, identify sources of oil field contamination, and understand fluid migration around salt domes, hydrochemistry, contaminant transport
Expertise: Water/Hydrology

Bayani Cardenas

Bayani Cardenas

Professor, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Univ. of Texas at Austin
cardenas@jsg.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Hydrologic flow and transport processes, groundwater-surface water interactions and associated nutrient transport, coastal hydrogeology and submarine groundwater discharge, ecohydrology, pore scale flow and transport phenomena, flow and transport in fractures, energy balance and thermal regime of aquatic systems, and hydrogeologic processes in cold regions
Expertise: Water/Hydrology

Randy Charbeneau

Randy Charbeneau

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research & Jewel McAlister Smith Professorship in Engineering, Dept. of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Texas at Austin
charbeneau@mail.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Groundwater hydrology, transport of chemicals,subsurface fate and transport of chemicals, radiological assessment, modeling
Expertise: Water/Hydrology

Jingyi Chen

Jingyi Chen

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Univ. of Texas at Austin
jingyi.ann.chen@utexas.edu

Research Interests: Hydrosphere, GRACE, ground water remote sensing, analysis of the atmosphere, biosphere, cryosphere, and hydrosphere, as well as their mutual interactions, characterization of groundwater levels and aquifer storage properties in agricultural regions.
Expertise: Climate Observations, Water/Hydrology

Chu-Lin Cheng

Chu-Lin Cheng

Assistant Professor, School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences, Univ. of Texas at Rio Grande Valley
chulin.cheng@utrgv.edu

Research Interests: Sustainable Water/Energy Resources Development, Non-Destructive Testing Applications in Engineered and Natural Porous Media, Multiphase Flow and Transport in Porous Media and Environment, Geo-/Hydro-Informatics (Numerical Modeling and GIS)
Expertise: Land Use Land Cover, Water/Hydrology

George Cobb

George Cobb

Professor & Chair, Dept. of Enivronmental Sciences, Baylor Univ.
george_cobb@baylor.edu

Research Interests: Forensic analytical techniques to assess contaminant presence and movement, contaminant presence, transport, and transformation in organisms and environmental systems, environmental toxicology and chemistry
Expertise: Water/Hydrology

Benjamin Cook

Benjamin Cook

Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, Dept. of Earth Sciences at Lamont Observatory, Columbia Univ.
bc9z@ldeo.columbia.edu

Research Interests: Drought, climate-ecosystem interactions, statistical climatology, climate modeling
Expertise: Climate Observations, Meterology/Climate Modeling
Working Node: Climate

Kerry Cook

Kerry Cook

Professor, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Univ. of Texas at Austin
kc@jsg.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Climate dynamics, atmospheric dynamics, global climate change, paleoclimate, climate system modeling, climate change in Texas
Expertise: Climate Observations, Meterology/Climate Modeling

Kirsten DeBeurs

Kirsten DeBeurs

Associate Professor, Dept. of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, Univ. of Oklahoma
kdebeurs@ou.edu

Research Interests: Remote sensing, land use, agricultural drylands in the Sahel as well as agricultural regions in European Russia, phenological response to climate change
Expertise: Climate Observations, Land Use Land Cover

Andrew Dessler

Andrew Dessler

Professor, Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M Univ.
adessler@tamu.edu

Research Interests: Climate change, atmospheric chemistry, global climate models, cloud and water vapor feedbacks
Expertise: Climate Observations, Meterology/Climate Modeling

Robert Dickinson

Robert Dickinson

Professor, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Univ. of Texas at Austin
robted@jsg.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Climate modeling, climate variability and change, aerosols, the hydrological cycle and droughts, land surface processes, the terrestrial carbon cycle, and the application of remote sensing data to modeling of land surface processes
Expertise: Climate Observations, Land Use Land Cover, Meterology/Climate Modeling

David Eaton

David Eaton

Centennial Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Univ. of Texas at Austin
eaton@mail.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Rural water supply, international water resource conflicts, energy management, environmental problems of industries, applications of mathematical programming to resource problems, insurance and agriculture, sustainable development in international river basins, evaluation of energy and water conservation programs and pollution prevention
Expertise: Agriculture, Project Management, Water Policy

Gabriel Eckstein

Gabriel Eckstein

Director & Professor, Program in Natural Resources Systems & School of Law, Texas A&M Univ.
gabrieleckstein@law.tamu.edu

Research Interests: Domestic and international water law and policy, hydro-diplomacy and negotiations, energy law and policy, pharmaceutical wastes in the environment, and climate change challenges to the management of global water resources
Expertise: Law, Water Policy

Almoutaz El stingsssan

Research Fellow, College of Agriculture and Human Sciences, Prairie View A&M Univ.
almoutaz@gmail.com

Research Interests: Watershed management, accretion or loss of sediments in marsh soil systems, watershed modeling, groundwater modeling, water related hazards
Expertise: Water/Hydrology

Jay Famiglietti

Jay Famiglietti

Senior Water Scientist, NASA JPL, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
james.famiglietti@jpl.nasa.gov

Research Interests: Drought, remote sensing, hydrology, groundwater depletion, global climate change, global water security and sustainable water resources management
Expertise: Climate Observations, Land Use Land Cover, Water/Hydrology

Nick Fang

Nick Fang

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Univ. of Texas at Arlington
nickfang@uta.edu

Research Interests: Floodplain studies, hydrologic/hydraulic modeling, water treatment, hydrodynamic simulation, radar-based flood warning system, storm water management modeling, drainage modeling and design, water quality assessment
Expertise: Climate Observations, Water/Hydrology

Ali Fares

Ali Fares

Associate Director for Research, College of Agriculture and Human Sciences, Prairie View A&M Univ.
alfares@pvamu.edu

Research Interests: Watershed hydrology and management, water allocation, irrigation management, adaptation and mitigation of climate variability, coastal watersheds, surface and groundwater interaction, water security
Expertise: Project Management, Water/Hydrology

Kasey Faust

Kasey Faust

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Texas at Austin
faustk@utexas.edu

Research Interests: human-infrastructure interactions, infrastructure interdependencies, water sector infrastructure, sociotechnical systems, statistical and econometric modeling, object oriented programming, network analyses, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, impact of population dynamics and socio demographic parameters on the built environment
Expertise: Demography, Decision Support, Socioeconomics

Karen Ford

Karen Ford

Principal, N/A, WaterPR
kford@waterpr.com
Expertise: Stakeholder Engagement

Jaber Fouad

Jaber Fouad

Associate Professor, Dept. of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M Univ. at Dallas
f-jaber@tamu.edu

Research Interests: Integrated water resources management with specific concentration on watershed management programs; evaluation of stream processes and hydraulics to foster implementation of stream restoration programming
Expertise: Water Policy

Oliver Frauenfeld

Oliver Frauenfeld

Associate Professor, Dept. of Geography, Texas A&M Univ.
oliver.frauenfeld@tamu.edu

Research Interests: Synoptic climatology, land surface-ocean-atmosphere interactions, teleconnections, tropics, midlatitudes, Arctic, permafrost
Expertise: Climate Observations, Meterology/Climate Modeling

Rong Fu

Rong Fu

Professor, Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Univ. of California at Los Angeles
rfu@atmos.ucla.edu

Research Interests: atmospheric hydrological cycle and interaction with earth’s surface, Earth’s climate at global and regional scales, applying climate science to support regional decision, rainfall variability over Amazonian and Pan-American monsoon regions, local vegetation and biomass burning,
Expertise: Climate Observations, Meterology/Climate Modeling
Working Node: Stakeholder Engagement

Robin Gary

Senior Public Information and Education Coordinator, Education and Community Outreach , Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District
rhgary@bseacd.org

Research Interests: human-environment interaction in karst landscapes, GIS, science communication and education,
Expertise: Project Management, Water/Hydrology, Water Policy

Marcio Giacomoni

Marcio Giacomoni

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Texas at San Antonio
marcio.giacomoni@utsa.edu

Research Interests: Water resources systems analysis, Water resources management and planning, Application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing to water resources and environmental engineering
Expertise: Climate Observations, Water Policy

Todd Halihan

Todd Halihan

Professor, Dept. of Geology, Oklahoma State Univ.
todd.halihan@okstate.edu

Research Interests: Evaluating groundwater/surface water interactions with hydrogeophysics, fluid movement, Characterizing permeability in fractured and karstic aquifers, Hydraulic testing in fractured aquifers
Expertise: Water/Hydrology

Katherine Hayhoe

Katherine Hayhoe

Associate Professor, Dept. of Politcal Science, Texas Tech Univ.
katharine.hayhoe@ttu.edu

Research Interests: analyze climate observations, climate projections, forecasts, future scenarios, evaluate global and regional climate models, build and assess statistical downscaling models, translation of climate projections into stakeholder relevant information
Expertise: Climate Observations, Meterology/Climate Modeling, Stakeholder Engagement
Working Node: Climate

Sam Marie Hermitte

Assistant Deputy Executive Administrator, Water Science and Conservation, Texas Water Development Board
sam.hermitte@twdb.texas.gov
Expertise: Decision Support, Regional Planning, Stakeholder Engagement, Water Policy

Chris Herrington

Water Resource Evaluation Section Manager, Watershed Protection, City of Austin
Chris.Herrington@austintexas.gov

Research Interests: Watershed modeling, environmental resource management, statistical data analysis, wastewater disposal impact assessments, bacteria TMDL, Endangered Species Act, surface water, groundwater, modeling/analysis, conservation biology
Expertise: Project Management, Water/Hydrology, Water Policy

Franz Hiebert

Franz Hiebert

Principal, Zephyr Environmental
hiebert.franz.2011@gmail.com

Research Interests: Project development in water, water reuse, environmental impact and compliance issues, technology
Expertise: Project Management, Water/Hydrology

Jungseok Ho

Jungseok Ho

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Univ. of Texas at Rio Grande Valley
jungseok.ho@utrgv.edu

Research Interests: Stormwater best management practices, surface water quality transport numerical modeling, coastal wetland flow circulation
Expertise: Water/Hydrology

Peter Hotez

Peter Hotez

Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine
hotez@bcm.edu

Research Interests: Drug and Vaccine Delivery, Tropical Medicine, New generation of drugs, Vaccines against leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, and other soil-transmitted helminths

Karen Huber

Karen Huber

Research Fellow, Environmental Science Institute, Jackson School of Geosciences, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Univ. of Texas at Austin
klhpct@earthlink.net

Research Interests: public policy, community outreach, policy analyst
Expertise: Stakeholder Engagement, Water Policy

Gao Huilin

Gao Huilin

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M Univ.
hgao@civil.tamu.edu

Research Interests: Hydrological modeling across scales, water resources management, environmental changes and sustainability, biodiversity, remote sensing of precipitation, soil moisture, water storage, and water quality
Expertise: Climate Observations, Meterology/Climate Modeling, Water/Hydrology
Working Node: Climate

Brian Hunt

Brian Hunt

Senior Hydrogeologist, Aquifer Science Team, Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District
brianh@bseacd.org

Research Interests: Hydrogeology, Edwards aquifer, groundwater, conservation district, Trinity aquifer, drought management
Expertise: Project Management, Water/Hydrology

Charles Jackson

Charles Jackson

Research Scientist, Dept. of Geophysics, Univ. of Texas at Austin
charles@ig.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Numerical models, uncertainty quantification,abrupt climate change, the origin of ice age climate cycles, and projections of future climate and sea level rise
Expertise: Meterology/Climate Modeling

Jason Julian

Jason Julian

Associate Professor, Dept. of Geography, Texas Tech Univ.
Jason.Julian@txstate.edu

Research Interests: Water resources, watershed hydrology, land use change and disturbance, river systems, ecosystem services, sustainable environmental flows, ecohydrology, water quality, remote sensing
Expertise: Land Use Land Cover, Water/Hydrology

Lynn Katz

Lynn Katz

Professor, Dept. of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Texas at Austin
lynnkatz@mail.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Contaminant fate and transport; Combined abiotic/biotic treatment systems for in-situ remediation; Environmental surface chemistry
Expertise: Water/Hydrology

Carey King

Carey King

Assistant Director, Dept. of Energy, Univ. of Texas at Austin
careyking@mail.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Systems analysis, economics, and net energy, food-energy-water nexus, renewable energy and electric grids, greenhouse gas analysis
Expertise: Water/Hydrology

Kevin Kloesel

Kevin Kloesel

Director, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, Univ. of Oklahoma
longhorn@ou.edu

Research Interests: Weather forecasts, weather safety planning, synoptic meteorology, societal impacts and decision-making in weather-impacted situations
Expertise: Climate Observations, Meterology/Climate Modeling
Working Node: Climate

Leah Kos

Leah Kos

Assessment Specialist, Dept. of Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program, Univ. of Oklahoma
lkos@mesonet.org

Research Interests: Climate sciences, stakeholders, planning and policy decision making processes
Expertise: Stakeholder Engagement

David Larry

David Larry

Professor, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Texas at Dallas
David.Lary@utdallas.edu

Research Interests: Remote sensing, disaster response, health systems, artificial intelligence, weather forecasting model
Expertise: Meterology/Climate Modeling

Kelli Larson

Kelli Larson

Associate Professor, Dept. of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State Univ.
kelli.larson@asu.edu

Research Interests: Water resource management, socioecology, natural resource management, multicultural perspectives, landscape studies, environmental policy, decision making, climate change impacts
Expertise: Socioeconomics, Water/Hydrology

Qilin Li

Qilin Li

Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice Univ.
qilin.li@rice.edu

Research Interests: Water and wastewater treatment technology, membrane and colloidal processes, interface phenomena in aqueous environments, nanotechnology
Expertise: Water/Hydrology

Katherine Lieberknecht

Katherine Lieberknecht

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Architecture, Univ. of Texas at Austin
klieberknecht@utexas.edu

Research Interests: Urban water resources planning, food systems of metropolitan areas, water resources/land use interactions land conservation sustainable agriculture
Expertise: Regional Planning, Water Policy

Tim Loftus

Tim Loftus

Professor of Practice, Meadows Endowed Chair in Water Conservation, Department of Geography, Texas State Univ.
tloftus@txstate.edu

Research Interests: Water supply planning, watershed planning, water-use conservation and efficiency, drought preparedness, drought restriction program effectiveness, water policy, utility water loss
Expertise: Regional Planning, Stakeholder Engagement, Water Policy

Robert Mace

Robert Mace

Deputy Executive Administrator, Water Science and Conservation, Texas Water Development Board
robert.mace@twdb.texas.gov

Research Interests: Groundwater and surface water resources, water conservation, innovative water technologies, desalination, aquifer storage and recovery, reuse, rainwater harvesting
Expertise: Stakeholder Engagement, Water/Hydrology, Water Policy

Barbara Mahler

Barbara Mahler

Research Hydrologist, Southwest Region, USGS
bjmahler@usgs.gov

Research Interests: Aqueous geochemistry, contamination and pollution, groundwater quality, human impacts, karst and contaminant hydrology, land use and land cover, Edwards aquifer", land use and land cover, land use change
Expertise: Land Use Land Cover, Water/Hydrology
Working Node: Water Science

Ashley Matheny

Ashley Matheny

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Univ. of Texas at Austin
matheny.44@osu.edu

Research Interests: Ecohydrology, simulating vegetation impacts on water movement and transfer between the soil and the atmosphere, droughts and disturbance impact on vegetation-climate feedbacks in terms of both water and carbon use
Expertise: Land Use Land Cover, Water/Hydrology

Bruce McCarl

Bruce McCarl

Texas AgriLife Senior Fellow, Regents Professor and Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M Univ.
mccarl@tamu.edu

Research Interests: Policy analysis (in climate change mitigation, ENSO analysis and Edwards Aquifer water), application of quantitative methods, water economics
Expertise: Agriculture, Socioeconomics

Meredith Miller

Meredith Miller

Senior Program Coordinator, Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State
mbmiller@txstate.edu

Research Interests: Water management and resources, in-stream flows, endangered species habitat studies, water conservation and efficiency, watershed protection and restoration
Expertise: Stakeholder Engagement, Water/Hydrology

Binayak Mohanty

Binayak Mohanty

Professor, Dept. of Scosystem Science and Management, Texas A&M Univ.
bmohanty@tamu.edu

Research Interests: Vadose zone hydrology, measurement and modeling of hydraulic properties,water, heat, and chemical transport measurement and modeling in variably-saturated porous media ranging from core-scale to regional-scale; measurement and modeling of hydraulic properties; and preferential water flow and chemical transport through macroporous media.
Expertise: Land Use Land Cover, Water/Hydrology

Rabi Mohtar

Rabi Mohtar

Professor, Dept. of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M Univ.
mohtar@tamu.edu

Research Interests: Water-energy-food nexus, climate change and social, political, and technological pressure, desalinization
Expertise: Socioeconomics, Water/Hydrology, Water Policy

MaryLynn Musgrove

MaryLynn Musgrove

Research Physical Scientist, Texas Water Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey
mmusgrov@usgs.gov

Research Interests: Groundwater quality, aqueous geochemistry, environmental isotopes, paleoclimate, karst and urban hydrogeology
Expertise: Water/Hydrology

Earthea Nance

Earthea Nance

Associate Professor, Dept. of Politcal Science, Texas Southern Univ.
NanceEA@tsu.edu

Research Interests: Environmental planning and hazard assessment, mitigation, response, and technology, intersection of environmental hazards, community participation, and urban infrastructure in complex settings such as vulnerable communities, developing countries, and high-hazard areas
Expertise: Socioeconomics, Stakeholder Engagement, Water/Hydrology, Water Policy

Jean-Philippe Nicot

Jean-Philippe Nicot

Senior Research Assistant, Bureau of Economic Geology, Univ. of Texas at Austin
jp.nicot@beg.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Numerical modeling of multiphase flow and contaminant transport in both the unsaturated and saturated zones, geochemical modeling and reactive transport, water resources management, risk assessment and analysis
Expertise: Water/Hydrology

John Nielsen-Gammon

John Nielsen-Gammon

Regents Professor & State Climatologist, Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M Univ.
n-g@tamu.edu

Research Interests: Large-scale and local-scale meteorology, basic and applied climatology, air pollution meteorology, weather analysis and forecasting, climate change, climate observation networks and drought monitoring, urban water resiliency
Expertise: Climate Observations, Land Use Land Cover, Stakeholder Engagement
Working Node: Climate

Sheila Olmstead

Sheila Olmstead

Associate Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Univ. of Texas at Austin
sheila.olmstead@austin.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Natural Resource and Energy Economics and Policy with a focus on water resources, water markets, waste water and shale gas risk mitigation, law, and regulation
Expertise: Decision Support, Law, Socioeconomics, Water Policy

Alex Pearl

Alex Pearl

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Law, Texas Tech Univ.
alex.pearl@ttu.edu

Research Interests: Water Law, American Indian Law, Property Law
Expertise: Law

Suzanne Pierce

Suzanne Pierce

Research Scientist, Dynamic Decision Support Systems, Texas Advanced Computing Center, Univ. of Texas at Austin
spierce@tacc.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Integrated water resources management decision support systems, sustainability science, energy-water nexus, groundwater management, participatory modeling
Expertise: Decision Support, Stakeholder Engagement, Water/Hydrology
Working Node: Stakeholder Engagement

Lloyd Potter

Lloyd Potter

Director & Professor, Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research and the Texas State Data Center & Dept. of Demography, Univ. of Texas at San Antonio
lloyd.potter@utsa.edu

Research Interests: Demographic processes, Energy and water consumption, geographic and water quality information
Expertise: Demography, Project Management, Socioeconomics
Working Node: Future Scenarios

Ken Rainwater

Ken Rainwater

Professor, Dept. of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, Texas Tech Univ.
ken.rainwater@ttu.edu

Research Interests: Water Resources Management, Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport, Groundwater Rights, Remediation of Contaminated Soil, Groundwater and Watershed Management
Expertise: Project Management, Water/Hydrology

Ram Ray

Ram Ray

Research Scientist, College of Agriculture and Human Sciences, Prairie View A&M Univ.
raray@PVAMU.EDU

Research Interests: Spatial hydrology, remote sensing of hydrology, water resource management, natural hazards such as landslides and floods, soil water dynamics, watershed hydrology and modeling, climate change impact on water resources and geomorphology
Expertise: Land Use Land Cover, Water/Hydrology

Danny Reible

Danny Reible

Professor, Dept. of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, Texas Tech Univ.
danny.reible@ttu.edu

Research Interests: Sustainable resource management, contaminant fate and behavior in the environment, contaminated sediments, treatment and recycling of produced and flow back waters
Expertise: Project Management, Water/Hydrology

Daniella Rempe

Daniella Rempe

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Univ. of Texas at Austin
rempe@jsg.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Hydrological and ecological processes, water resources, weathering of actively eroding landscapes and the implications on moisture storage and transport in fractured rock.
Expertise: Climate Observations, Water/Hydrology

Rudy Rosen

Rudy Rosen

Director, Institute for Water Resources Science and Technology, Texas A&M Univ. at San Antonio
rr61@txstate.edu

Research Interests: natural/environmental resource conservation, advocacy, conservation organization management, freshwater and coastal ecosystems, education and outreach, fisheries and coastal resources
Expertise: Stakeholder Engagement, Water/Hydrology, Water Policy

Carlos Rubinstein

Carlos Rubinstein

Principal, RSAH2O
carlos@rsah2o.com

Research Interests: water resource policy, planning, permitting, compliance, management, and law, water debt, international water boundaries
Expertise: Law, Project Management, Socioeconomics, Stakeholder Engagement, Water Policy

Andrew Sansom

Andrew Sansom

Executive Director, Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State Univ.
andrewsansom@txstate.edu

Research Interests: Environmental conservation, freshwater resources, environmental education program
Expertise: Stakeholder Engagement, Water/Hydrology, Water Policy

Benjamin Schwartz

Benjamin Schwartz

Associate Professor, Dept. of Biology, Texas State Univ.
bs37@txstate.edu

Research Interests: Karst hydrogeology, cave ecosystems, aquatic invertebrates of caves and springs, water quality
Expertise: Water/Hydrology
Working Node: Stakeholder Engagement

Suzanne Schwartz

Suzanne Schwartz

Environmental Program Director & Lecturer, Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution & School of Law, Univ. of Texas at Austin
sschwartz@law.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Multiparty conflict and dispute resolution in energy, water, and environment, Texas law and policy negotiation
Expertise: Law, Project Management, Stakeholder Engagement, Water Policy
Working Node: Stakeholder Engagement

Thad Scott

Thad Scott

Associate Professor, Dept. of Biology, Baylor Univ.
Thad_Scott@baylor.edu

Research Interests: Water quality, human alterations to landscapes, limnology, biogeochemistry
Expertise: Land Use Land Cover, Water/Hydrology

D.J. Seo

D.J. Seo

Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Univ. of Texas at Arlington
djseo@uta.edu

Research Interests: Data assimilation in water resource management, streamflow forecasting, remote sensing, hydrometeorological and hydrologic ensembles, radar-based rainfall estimation, remote sensing
Expertise: Climate Observations, Water/Hydrology

Hatim Sharif

Hatim Sharif

Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Texas at San Antonio
Hatim.Sharif@utsa.edu

Research Interests: Hydrologic analysis, modeling, and prediction, land-atmosphere interactions, remote sensing application in hydrometeorology, application of geographic information systems (GIS) in water resources, water quality and contaminant transport modeling.
Expertise: Meterology/Climate Modeling, Water/Hydrology

Jack Sharp

Jack Sharp

Carlton Professor of Geology, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Univ. of Texas at Austin
jmsharp@jsg.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Hyrdogeology, regional groundwater flow in fractured and carbonate rocks and sedimentary basins, hydrology of arid and semi-arid zones, subsidence and coastal land loss, effects of urbanization, hydrogeophysics
Expertise: Water/Hydrology

Allan Shearer

Allan Shearer

Associate Professor, Dept. of Architecture, Univ. of Texas at Austin
ashearer@austin.utexas.edu

Research Interests: creation of future scenarios by individuals, communities, and societies, how future scenarios inform decision making, built environment, scenario-based studies, national and environmental security, sustainability
Expertise: Decision Support, Land Use Land Cover
Working Node: Future Scenarios

Martin Tower

Martin Tower

Program Manager, Capital Improvements (Austin Water), City of Austin
martin.tower@austintexas.gov

Research Interests: Improving the performance of public utilities through a focus on data-driven decision making made possible by robust business processes and IT platforms
Expertise: Project Management

John Tracy

John Tracy

Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M Univ.
john.tracy@ag.tamu.edu

Research Interests: water resource management, adaptive management, drought, climate indices, wetlands, closed basins, water quality monitoring
Expertise: Project Management, Stakeholder Engagement, Water/Hydrology

Venkatesh Uddameri

Venkatesh Uddameri

Director and Professor, Water Resource Center & Dept. of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, Texas Tech Univ.
venki.uddameri@ttu.edu

Research Interests: Groundwater modeling, sustainable water resources management, surface water-groundwater interactions, water-energy nexus, decision support systems for water resources planning, climate change
Expertise: Decision Support, Water/Hydrology
Working Node: Water Science

Charles Upshaw

Charles Upshaw

Postdoctoral Fellow, Energy Institute, Univ. of Texas at Austin
crupshaw@utexas.edu

Research Interests: Energy and sustainability with a multi-disciplinary systems-level approach and a focus on the built environment, renewable energy technology and systems analysis, residential smart grid and home resource management
Expertise: Project Management

George Veni

George Veni

Executive Director, National Cave and Karst Research Institute
gveni@nckri.org

Research Interests: Hydrogeology, biology, and environmental management in karst terrains, karst geoscience
Expertise: Project Management, Stakeholder Engagement, Water/Hydrology

Todd Votteler

Todd Votteler

Editor-in-Chief, Texas Water Journal & Executive Manager, Resource Policy and Stewardship, Guadalupe Blanco River Authority
tvotteler@gbra.org

Research Interests: Natural resource and water management, regional water planning, surface and groundwater policy, endangered species, Edwards Aquifer, mediation, Endangered Species Act, government affairs
Expertise: Stakeholder Engagement, Water Policy

Kevin Wagner

Kevin Wagner

Director, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Oklahoma Water Resources Center
kevin.wagner@okstate.edu

Research Interests: stakeholder engagement through better integration of scientific information with human systems; watershed assessment, planning, management, and sustainability; bacteria fate and transport, best management practices; water use conservation practices; private lands stewardship
Expertise: Land Use Land Cover, Project Management, Stakeholder Engagement, Water/Hydrology

Shane Walker

Shane Walker

Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Univ. of Texas at El Paso
wswalker2@utep.edu

Research Interests: Aqueous chemistry, concentrate disposal and treatment, drinking water, electrodialysis
Expertise: Water/Hydrology
Working Node: Stakeholder Engagement

George Ward

George Ward

Research Scientist, Center for Research on Water Resources, Univ. of Texas at Austin
gward@mail.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Esturaries, water quality, hydrology, water resources and supply, modeling, river, marsh, TMDL, bay, freshwater inflow, hydrodynamic, delta, Galveston Bay
Expertise: Water/Hydrology

Emily Warren

Emily Warren

Associate Director, Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State Univ.
EmilyW@txstate.edu

Research Interests: Natural resource and water policy and regulations, land stewardship, field botanist, medical waste, environmental science, public affairs
Expertise: Land Use Land Cover, Stakeholder Engagement, Water Policy
Working Node: Stakeholder Engagement

Michael Webber

Michael Webber

Director & Professor, Energy Institute & Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Texas at Austin
webber@mail.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Energy-water nexus, energy systems modeling, alternative transportation fuels, nexus of food, waste, and energy
Expertise: Socioeconomics, Water/Hydrology, Water Policy
Working Node: Water Science

Charles Werth

Charles Werth

Professor, Dept. of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Texas at Austin
werth@utexas.edu

Research Interests: Environmental and water resources engineering, reactive transport and fate of pollutants in water resources, including groundwater and urban lakes
Expertise: Water/Hydrology

Chuck West

Chuck West

Distinguished Chair, Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech Univ.
chuck.west@ttu.edu

Research Interests: Water conservation, agriculture, irrigation technology, phosphorus runoff from pastures, drought and pest resistance, beef cattle production on pastures, modeling of switchgrass growth as a biofuel crop, quantifying the water use of forage crops and pastures as affected by grazing management
Expertise: Agriculture, Stakeholder Engagement, Water/Hydrology

Clint Wolfe

Clint Wolfe

Program Manager, AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Texas A&M Univ.
Clint.Wolfe@agnet.tamu.edu

Research Interests: Water resources, water quantity and quality, water use efficiency, watershed planning, program development, stakeholder facilitation, communications and marketing, innovation in water conservation and protection, agricultural economics
Expertise: Agriculture, Stakeholder Engagement, Water/Hydrology

Corinne Wong

Corinne Wong

Research Associate, Environmental Science Institute, Univ. of Texas at Austin
ciwong@austin.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Environmental isotope geochemistry, paleoclimate, water quality, urban hydrology, cave and karst hydrology, reconstructing past climate from speleothems
Expertise: Climate Observations, Water/Hydrology
Working Node: Climate, Water Science

Marcia Workman

GIS Systems Analyst, Water Availability Division, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
marcia.workman@tceq.texas.gov

Research Interests: Groundwater planning and availability, GIS
Expertise: Water/Hydrology

Zong-Liang Yang

Zong-Liang Yang

Professor, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Univ. of Texas at Austin
liang@jsg.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Remote-sensing data, land-air interactions, modeling studies of weather, climate and hydrology at local, regional, global scales, statistical downscaling, watershed modeling, GRACE, drought indices
Expertise: Climate Observations, Land Use Land Cover, Meterology/Climate Modeling, Water/Hydrology
Working Node: Climate

Michael Young

Michael Young

Associate Director, Environmental Division, Bureau of Economic Geology, Univ. of Texas at Austin
michael.young@beg.utexas.edu

Research Interests: vadose zone hydrology, soil science and ecohydrology, water resources, soil, water, plant interactions and solute transport in unsaturated zones, groundwater recharge, connections between water resources, landscape development, and human interactions
Expertise: Land Use Land Cover, Water/Hydrology
Working Node: Water Science

Yu Zhang

Yu Zhang

Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Univ. of Texas at Arlington
yu.zhang@uta.edu

Research Interests: Active and passive remote sensing of water and water fluxes, climate change, physical and statistical modeling of hydrological and climatological extremes, surface water, groundwater and water quality modeling, and numerical methods
Expertise: Meterology/Climate Modeling, Water/Hydrology