TWRN Members


Jose Abella-Gutierrez

Research Program Coordinator, Environmental Science Institute, Univ. of Texas at Austin
jabella@jsg.utexas.edu

Research Interests: paleoclimate, environmental science
Expertise: Climate Observations, Project Management, Water/Hydrology

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: Acquisition, organization and interpretation of large environmental datasets through system-wide remote sensing monitoring of water quantity and quality; Physical and numerical modeling of hydraulics and geomorphology in rivers, dam reservoirs, and lakes; Environmental hydraulics; Sediment and contaminant mixing and transport in rivers, dam reservoirs, urban rivers, and irrigation canals
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

Richard Amato

Richard Amato

GCG Program Manager, IC2 Institute, Univ. of Texas at Austin
ramato@ic2.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Clean energy, bussiness development, entrepenuership, international
Expertise: Project Management, Regional Planning

Tom Arsuffi

Tom Arsuffi

Director, Llano River Field Station, Texas Tech Univ. at Junction
tom.arsuffi@ttu.edu

Research Interests: aquatic and watershed ecology, environmental education, rivers, streams, invasives
Expertise: Land Use Land Cover, Water/Hydrology

Ripendra Awal

Ripendra Awal

Research Scientist, 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

David Baker

Executive Director, Wimberley Valley Watershed Association
davidbaker@wimberleywatershed.org

Research Interests: Community awareness, environmental stewardship, land and water conservation, sustainable living practices, groundwater
Expertise: Decision Support, Land Use Land Cover, Regional Planning, Water/Hydrology, Water Policy

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

Ryan Bare

Research Scientist, Hydrology and Watersheds Program, Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)
rbare@harcresearch.org

Research Interests: water quality impacts of developing communities, water borne pathogen risk and public health, nature based & green infrastructure, and the application of LiDAR to investigate natural and built environments.
Expertise: Project Management, Regional Planning, Water/Hydrology

Taylor Barnhart

Graduate Student, Jackson School of Geosciences Energy and Earth Resources, University of Texas at Austin
taylorbarnhart@utexas.edu

Research Interests: water resource management and the energy/water nexus

Soumya Batchali

Soumya Batchali

, Resources & Environment, DAR Al-Handasah Pvt. Ltd.
bsivasoumya@gmail.com

Research Interests: Geochemistry, Groundwater Modelling, Geostatistics
Expertise: Agriculture, Climate Observations, Water/Hydrology

Timothy Beach

Timothy Beach

Professor and Centennial Chair; Director of the Soils & Geoarchaeology Lab, Geography and the Environment & LLILAS, Univ. of Texas at Austin
beacht@austin.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Geoarchaeology, long-term human-environmental change on geomorphology, soils, wetlands, paleoecology, and hydrology; long-term climate change, and agro-ecosystems, education
Expertise: Agriculture, Climate Observations, Land Use Land Cover, Socioeconomics, Stakeholder Engagement, Water/Hydrology, Water Policy

Lily Beaman

, Energy and Earth Resources, University of Texas at Austin
lbeaman@utexas.edu

Research Interests: urbanization, hydrology
Expertise: Water/Hydrology

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

Amy Belaire

Amy Belaire

Program manager, The Nature Conservancy
amy.belaire@tnc.org

Research Interests: Landscape and urban ecology, conservation and stweardship, spatial analysis, human-nature interactions
Expertise: Project Management, Regional Planning, Stakeholder Engagement

Kendall Bell-Enders

Senior Regulatory Compliance Coordinator, Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District
kbellenders@bseacd.org

Research Interests: environmental monitoring, water management, groundwater, environmental compliance
Expertise: Regional Planning, Water/Hydrology, Water Policy

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

Lisa Benton

Aquatic Scientist, Lower Colorado River Authority
lisa.benton@lcra.org

Research Interests: Aquatic biology, program management
Expertise: Project Management, Stakeholder Engagement

Matthew Berg

CEO & Principal Scientist, Simfero Consultants
mberg@simferoUSA.com

Research Interests: ecosystem services; watershed studies; nature-based solutions; sediment
Expertise: Land Use Land Cover, Regional Planning, Stakeholder Engagement, Water/Hydrology, Water Policy

Bruk Berhanu

Bruk Berhanu

Graduate Research Assistant, Webber Energy Group
bruk.berhanu@utexas.edu

Research Interests: Environmental and water resources engineering and public affairs, evaluation of water efficiency and reuse technologies in buildings, Energy-water nexus
Expertise: Water/Hydrology, Water Policy

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

Catherine Birney

Catherine Birney

Graduate Research Assistant, Webber Energy Group
cabirney@utexas.edu

Research Interests: Geothermal energy for brackish water desalination, capita environmental impacts from food waste and overconsumption
Expertise: Water/Hydrology, Water Policy

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: Decision Support, Stakeholder Engagement, Water Policy
Working Node: Stakeholder Engagement

Denise Blanchard

Denise Blanchard

, Geography, Texas State University
rb06@txstate.edu

Research Interests: Water Management, Flood Hazards and Mitigation, Impact of Flooding and Hurricanes, Water Infrastructure, Water Policy
Expertise: Climate Observations, Demography, Law, Land Use Land Cover, Project Management, Regional Planning, Socioeconomics, Stakeholder Engagement, Water/Hydrology, Water Policy

Bart Bohn

Bart Bohn

Director, Austin Technology Incubator, Univ. of Texas at Austin
bbohn@ati.utexas.edu

Research Interests: innovative technologies and business models that change the water dynamics underpinning food, energy, and material production industries, start up, entrepreneurship, technology
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

Regina Buono

Regina Buono

PhD student, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
regina.buono@utexas.edu

Research Interests: Water governance, water and energy, and payment for ecosystem services. Water, administrative, and endangered species law
Expertise: Decision Support, Law, Water Policy

William Burdick

, Senior IT Geospatial Analyst, City of Austin Watershed protection
william.burdick@austintexas.gov

Research Interests: GIS, geospatial analysis, data management

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

Jesse Chadwick

Air Quality Analyst, Alamo Area Council of Governments
jschadwick@protonmail.com

Research Interests: Hydrogeology, karst systems, bioremediation and water quality, and water conservation policy
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: Water/Hydrology

Chu-Lin Cheng

Associate Professor, School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences (joint appointment with Department of Civil Engineering), University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley
chulin.cheng@utrgv.edu

Research Interests: Groundwater-surface water interactions; Conjunctive management; Water availability/Resilience/Security; Transboundary water resources; Brackish groundwater; Aquifer storage and recovery; Minority workforce training/building in geosciences/STEM; Environmental justice
Expertise: Land Use Land Cover, Regional Planning, Water/Hydrology

Brad Christoffersen

Brad Christoffersen

Assistant Professor, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
bradley.christoffersen@utrgv.edu

Research Interests: Ecohydrology, plant water relations, forest ecosystem ecology, modeling of plant hydraulics,
Expertise: Water/Hydrology

Emily Therese Cloyd

Emily Therese Cloyd

Public Participation and Engagement Coordinator, National Climate Assessment, U.S. Department of Energy
ecloyd@aaas.org

Research Interests: public engagement, carbon cycle and ecosystems, management policy,
Expertise: Decision Support, Project Management, Stakeholder Engagement

George Cobb

George Cobb

Professor, Dept. of Environmental 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
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

Margaret Cook

Margaret Cook

PhD Candidate, Webber Energy Group
margaretcook@utexas.edu

Research Interests: Impacts of water scarcity, economics, and policy on water use, oil and gas industry, effects of droughts and heat waves on thermoelectric power generation, fuel extraction
Expertise: Climate Observations, Stakeholder Engagement, Water Policy

Sierra DaSilva

Sierra DaSilva

Watershed Manager, Shoal Creek Conservancy


Research Interests: water quality, watershed, ecological restoration, public outreach, plant propagation, invasive species removal, seed collection and processing
Expertise: Agriculture, Water/Hydrology

Stephen Davis

Water Quality Coordinator, Lower Colorado River Authority
stephen.davis@lcra.org

Research Interests: Aquatic biology, invasive species, regulatory compliance
Expertise: Water/Hydrology

Adrienne Dawson

Research Communications Manager, The Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost, Univ. of Texas at Austin
adrienne.dawson@utexas.edu

Research Interests: Communications, business
Expertise: Stakeholder Engagement

Andrew Dessler

Andrew Dessler

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

Research Interests: "Climate change, atmospheric chemistry, Climate Change and Water Vapor, global climate models.
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

Chris Dorow

Regional Category Manager, Power and Utilities, BASF
christopher.dorow@basf.com

Research Interests: Utilities management, sustainability, chemical engineering
Expertise: Project Management, Socioeconomics

Martin Doyle

Martin Doyle

Director, Water Policy Program, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
martin.doyle@duke.edu

Research Interests: River science, economics policy, river management and restoration,
Expertise: Water/Hydrology, Water Policy

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: Project Management, Water Policy

Gabriel Eckstein

Gabriel Eckstein

Professor, Dept. of Law, Texas A&M Univ.
gabrieleckstein@law.tamu.edu

Research Interests: Energy law and policy, pharmaceutical wastes in the environment, endangered species challenges to oil and gas development, climate change challenges to the management of global water resources, and the international law of transboundary aquifers
Expertise: Law

Vanessa Escobar

Senior Regulatory Compliance Coordinator, Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District
vescobar@bseacd.org

Research Interests: Water conservation plans, best management practices, public awareness efforts, stakeholder facilitation and reporting analysis
Expertise: Stakeholder Engagement, Water/Hydrology, Water Policy

Sarah Fakhreddine

Postdoctoral researcher, University of Texas at Austin
sarahfak@utexas.edu

Research Interests: water quality, groundwater/surface water interactions, groundwater management, managed aquifer recharge, water trading, integrated
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, Project Management

Charlie Flatten

Charlie Flatten

Water Policy Program Manager, Hill Country Alliance
charlie@hillcountryalliance.org

Research Interests: Water planning, policy, management outreach
Expertise: Project Management, Stakeholder Engagement, Water Policy

David Ford

David Ford

Malacologist, Edge Engineering and Science, LLC
dfford@edge-es.com

Research Interests: Freshwater mussels (Texas and across the US), Fishes, Reptiles, Karst invertebrates
Expertise: Land Use Land Cover, Project Management, Stakeholder Engagement, Water/Hydrology

Karen Ford

Karen Ford

Principal, Water PR
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 and watershed management, stream processes, hydraulics, and restoration
Expertise: Water/Hydrology

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

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, Stakeholder Engagement
Working Node: Stakeholder Engagement

Huilin Gao

Huilin Gao

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

Kyle Garmany

Hydrologist, The Nature Conservancy
kyle.garmany@tnc.org

Research Interests: Hydrology, natural resource management
Expertise: Agriculture, Land Use Land Cover, Stakeholder Engagement

Marcus Gary

Marcus Gary

Field Operations Project Manager, Aquifer Science, Edwards Aquifer Authority
mgary@edwardsaquifer.org

Research Interests: karst aquifers, water sustainability
Expertise: Project Management, Stakeholder Engagement, Water/Hydrology, Water Policy

Helen Gerlach

Graduate Engineer, Austin Water
helen.gerlach@austintexas.gov

Research Interests: Water resources, water quality, GIS, engineering
Expertise: Water/Hydrology

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/Hydrology

Steven Gray

Steven Gray

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Community Stability, Michigan State Univ.
stevenallangray@gmail.com

Research Interests: Socio-environmental modeling, understanding how individuals and groups make decisions about complex social-ecological systems
Expertise: Meterology/Climate Modeling, Socioeconomics

Tessa Green

Tessa Green

Executive Director, Bridging Barriers Grand Challenge Initiative, Univ. of Texas at Austin
tessa.green@austin.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Project planning, proposals, budget, business practices
Expertise: Project Management, Stakeholder Engagement

Todd Halihan

Todd Halihan

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

Research Interests: Groundwater-surface water interactions, hydrogeophysics, fluid movement, permeabilty of fractured and karstic aquifers, hydraulic testing in fractured aquifers
Expertise: Water/Hydrology
Working Node: Climate

Shannon Halley

Environmental Program Coordinator, Austin Water, City of Austin
shannon.halley@austintexas.gov

Research Interests: Environmentalism, homelessness, energy efficiency, parks
Expertise: Law, Project Management, Regional Planning, Socioeconomics

Ahmed Hammad

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Port Said University
Ahmed.hammad@ejust.edu.eg

Research Interests: Water splitting, water treatment, water desalination, hydrogen production, education
Expertise: Water/Hydrology, Water Policy

Michael Hanemann

Professor, Economics, Arizona State University
michael.hanemann@asu.edu

Research Interests: Economics of water, water law and institutions
Expertise: Agriculture, Climate Observations, Decision Support, Law, Socioeconomics, Water Policy

Emad Hasan

, Center for Space Research, The University of Texas Austin
emad.hasan@utexas.edu

Research Interests: Remote Sensing Hydrology
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

Sam Hermitte

Sam 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

Jungseok Ho

Jungseok Ho

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

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

Richard Hoffpauir

Owner, Hoffpauir Consulting, PLLC
richard@rjhoffpauir.com

Research Interests: Water resources, surface water modeling, permitting, and planning
Expertise: Land Use Land Cover, Water/Hydrology, Water Policy

Kimberly Horndeski

Policy Analyst, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Kahorndeski@gmail.com

Research Interests: Economic growth, endangered species
Expertise: Regional Planning, Water Policy

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
klhpct@earthlink.net

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

Charles Jackson

Charles Jackson

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

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

Nicole Joslin

Executive Director, Austin Community Design and Development Center
nicole.joslin@acddc.org
Expertise: Climate Observations, Decision Support, Land Use Land Cover, Regional Planning, Socioeconomics, Stakeholder Engagement, Water Policy

Jason Julian

Jason Julian

Professor of Water Resources, Geography and Environmental Studies, Texas State University
jason.julian@txstate.edu

Research Interests: Water Resources, Environmental Conservation, Social-Ecological Systems, Land Use Change
Expertise: Land Use Land Cover, Stakeholder Engagement, Water/Hydrology, Water Policy

Lauren Kalisek

Lauren Kalisek

Attourney, Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, PC
lkalisek@lglawfirm.com

Research Interests: Water utility, water quality law, water policy management counsel
Expertise: Law, Water Policy

Lynn Katz

Lynn Katz

Director- Center for Water and the Environment, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Texas at Austin
lynnkatz@mail.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, 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, Energy Institute, 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: Decision Support, Socioeconomics, Water Policy

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

Ken Kramer

Water Policy Researcher & Writer
kramerkenw@gmail.com

Research Interests: My primary interests are water policies and public engagement on drought management, environmental flow protection, regional & state water supply planning, water conservation & water use, and water quality protection.
Expertise: Stakeholder Engagement, Water Policy

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: Demography, Land Use Land Cover, Socioeconomics

Tim Larson

Tim Larson

President, Ross Strategic
tlarson@rossstrategic.com

Research Interests: Air quality management, climate change, clean energy, energy efficiency, land conservation, water sustainability, large aquatic ecosystem protection and restoration, corporate environmental management, transportation, community economic development, and impact investing
Expertise: Land Use Land Cover, Stakeholder Engagement, Water Policy

Sharlene Leurig

Principal, Leurig LLC
sleurig@gmail.com

Research Interests: Strategic planning, policy adaptation, financial analysis, business model development and project management
Expertise: Project Management, Regional Planning, Water Policy

Julie Lewey

Associate Director, Devils River Conservancy
Julie@devilsriverconservancy.org

Research Interests: Non-profit, grant writing, PR, financial management, landowner relations
Expertise: Project Management, Stakeholder Engagement

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

Lu Liu

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University
luliu@rice.edu

Research Interests: Urban water sustainability, water-energy-climate nexus
Expertise: Water/Hydrology

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, and innovative water technologies such as desalination, aquifer storage and recovery, reuse, and rainwater harvesting
Expertise: Stakeholder Engagement, Water/Hydrology, Water Policy

Barbara Mahler

Barbara Mahler

Research Hydrologist, Texas Water Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey
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"
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


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

Cait McCann

Environmental Program Coordinator, Wildland Conservation Division, Austin Water
cait.mccann@austintexas.gov

Research Interests: Conservation, public outreach
Expertise: Land Use Land Cover, Stakeholder Engagement

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

Kristen McGovern

Monitoring and Research Coordinator, Galveston Bay Estuary Program, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
kristen.mcgovern@tceq.texas.gov
Expertise: Water/Hydrology

Vic McWherter

Public Interest Counsel, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Vic.mcwherter@tceq.texas.gov

Research Interests: topics arising in hearings challenging environmental permits in the areas of air quality, solid waste, industrial and municipal wastewater (air and water quality modeling, toxicology, surface water quality standards, hydrology, geology, facility site suitability characteristics) and various other environmental permitting subjects
Expertise: Law

Gretchen Miller

Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, Texas A&M Univ.
gretchen.r.miller@gmail.com

Research Interests: Groundwater sustainability, atmosphere, soil, vegetation, hydrological models, engineering projects
Expertise: Land Use Land Cover, Project Management, Water/Hydrology

Valerie Miller

Manager, LCRA
Valerie.miller@lcra.org

Research Interests: Water contracts & conservation, irrigation advisory, water policy and resiliency, urban planning
Expertise: Stakeholder Engagement, Water Policy

Roger Miranda

Roger Miranda

Geoscientist, Water Quality Planning Division , Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
roger.miranda@tceq.texas.gov

Research Interests: Transboundary Water Quality Planning and Management
Expertise: Decision Support, Regional Planning, Water/Hydrology, Water Policy

June Mirecki

Hydrogeologist, Jacksonville District, US Army Corps of Engineers
June.E.Mirecki@usace.army.mil

Research Interests: groundwater geochemistry
Expertise: Water/Hydrology

Binayak Mohanty

Binayak Mohanty

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

Research Interests: Vadose zone hydrology, measurement and modeling of hydraulic properties, transport in variably-saturated porous media, preferential water flow and chemical transport through macroporous media
Expertise: Water/Hydrology

Rabi Mohtar

Rabi Mohtar

TEES Endowed 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

, 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

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

Regents Professor, Texas State Climatologist, Director of the Southern Regional Climate Center, Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University
n-g@tamu.edu

Dev Niyogi

Dev Niyogi

Professor, Geological Sciences and Civil, Architechtural, and Environmental Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
happy1@utexas.edu

Research Interests: Urban Climate, Hydroclimatic Extremes, Decision Tools, Process Studies
Expertise: Agriculture, Climate Observations, Decision Support, Land Use Land Cover, Meterology/Climate Modeling, Project Management, Regional Planning, Stakeholder Engagement, Water/Hydrology

Doug Norman

Communications & Community Planning Coordinator, Wimberley Watershed
doug@wimberleywatershed.org
Expertise: Stakeholder Engagement

Bibhuti Ojha Chataut

Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering , Nepal Engineering College
bibhutio523@gmail.com

Research Interests: water allocation, Demand supply analysis, Optimization in allocation
Expertise: Water/Hydrology, Water Policy

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

Paula Paciorek

Water Conservation Division Manager , Water Planning , City of Houston
paula.paciorek@houstontx.gov

Research Interests: Water Conservation
Expertise: Regional Planning

David Parker

Business Development - TX, Zero Mass Water
davidparker@zeromasswater.com

Research Interests: Alternative "SOURCE" of water........ made directly from the TX sunshine and air
Expertise: Project Management, Stakeholder Engagement, Water/Hydrology

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

Abel Porras

, Austin Watershed Protection
abel.porras@austintexas.gov

Research Interests: Enigneering

Mary Poteet

Mary Poteet

Lecturer, Jackson School of Geosciences, Univ. of Texas at Austin
mpoteet@jsg.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Karst ecosystems, biotic response and vulnerability to climate change, invasive species
Expertise: Climate Observations, Water/Hydrology

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

Vanessa Puig-Williams

Vanessa Puig-Williams

Executive Director, Trinity Edwards Springs Protection Association
vanessa@puigwilliamslaw.com

Research Interests: Land and water conservation
Expertise: Law, Stakeholder Engagement, Water/Hydrology

Ram Ray

Associate Professor, College of Agriculture and Human Science, Prairie View A&M University
raray@pvamu.edu

Research Interests: Water Resources, Climate Change. Carbon Sequestration, Remote Sensing, Hydrologic Modeling, Precision Agriculture
Expertise: Agriculture, Climate Observations, Land Use Land Cover, Water/Hydrology

Ruthie Redmond

Program Manager, Texas Living Waters project, Sierra Club
ruthie.redmond@sierraclub.org

Research Interests: Economic, environmental, and water policy. Water sustainability, public education
Expertise: Stakeholder Engagement, Water Policy

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 flowback waters.
Expertise: 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

Nina Rinaldi

Operations & Development Manager, Shoal Creek Conservancy
nina@shoalcreekconservancy.org
Expertise: Project Management, Stakeholder Engagement, Water Policy

Susan Roberts

Director, Engineering Center for Applied Technology, Texas A&M Univ.
svroberts@tamu.edu

Research Interests: Water resource solutions, business development, marketing, environmental and resources consulting.
Expertise: Water/Hydrology, Water Policy

Katherine Romans

Katherine Romans

Executive Director, Hill Country Alliance
katherine@hillcountryalliance.org

Research Interests: Natural resource management, landowner outreach, invasive species
Expertise: Decision Support, Stakeholder Engagement, Water Policy

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

Meghan Roussel

Associate Director, Texas Water Science Center, USGS
meroussel@usgs.gov

Research Interests: Suburban/urban watersheds, flood-plain management, flood risk assessment,
Expertise: Project Management, Water/Hydrology

Carlos Rubinstein

Carlos Rubinstein

Principal at RSAH2O, RSAH2O
carlos@rsah2o.com

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

Rosario Sanchez

Senior Research Scientist, Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M University
rosario@tamu.edu

Research Interests: groundwater, transboundary aquifers, international water law
Expertise: Regional Planning, Socioeconomics, Stakeholder Engagement, Water/Hydrology, Water Policy

Mark Sanders

Mark Sanders

Program Manager, IC2 institute, Univ. of Texas at Austin
msanders@ati.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Transportation, sustainable infrastructure
Expertise: Project Management, Stakeholder Engagement

Andrew Sansom

Andrew Sansom

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

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

Anna Schleifer

, PhD Candidate, Webber Energy Group
schleif@utexas.edu

Research Interests: Mechanical Engineering, thermal fluid systems, building systems, energy efficiency, renewable energy
Expertise: Water/Hydrology

Sarah Schlessinger

Executive Director, Texas Water Foundation
sarah@texaswater.org

Research Interests: water supply, water data, conservation & efficiency, groundwater/surface water
Expertise: Demography, Decision Support, Regional Planning, Socioeconomics, Stakeholder Engagement, Water/Hydrology, Water Policy

Stefan Schuster

Stefan Schuster

Lecturer, School of Architecture, Univ. of Texas at Austin
hydroplan@mac.com

Research Interests: Water resilience, integrated water planning, innovation initiatives
Expertise: Climate Observations, Demography, Decision Support, Meterology/Climate Modeling, Project Management, Regional Planning, 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

Mateo Scoggins

Stream Ecologist, Watershed Protection Department, City of Austin
mateo.scoggins@austintexas.gov

Research Interests: Ecology, environmental science, sustainability, natural resource management, environmental policy, environmental education
Expertise: Stakeholder Engagement, Water/Hydrology

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

Richard Seline

Executive Director & Senior Advisor, Accelerate H2O
rseline@accelerateh2o.org

Research Interests: Corporate-community relationships, alternative revenue, project management
Expertise: Project Management, Stakeholder Engagement, Water Policy

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

Devin Shaffer

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Houston
dshaffer@uh.edu

Research Interests: water treatment; membrane materials; desalination; community resiliency
Expertise: Decision Support, 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: Hydrogeology, 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

Tushar Sinha

Assistant professor, Environmental Engineering, Texas A&M Univ. at Kingsville
Tushar.Sinha@tamuk.edu

Research Interests: Hydrological modeling; climate change impacts on hydrology; water resources management; surface water - groundwater interactions; and GIS applications
Expertise: Climate Observations, Water/Hydrology

Jim Smith

Jim Smith

title goes here, department, school
js@mail.com

Research Interests: words, words
Expertise: Agriculture, Decision Support
Working Node: Water Science, Future Scenarios

Becky Smyth

Becky Smyth

University professional, Jackson School of Geosciences, Univ. of Texas at Austin
rcsmyth@utexas.edu

Research Interests: Geologic CO2 sequestration, environmental assessment of sites impacted by petroleum exploration and production
Expertise: Land Use Land Cover, Water/Hydrology

Kevin Thuesen

Program Manager, City of Austin
kevin.thuesen@austintexas.gov

Research Interests: Ecological restoration, prescribed fire, karst management, conservation easements, water quality, wildland urban interface and negotiating bureaucracies
Expertise: Land Use Land Cover, Regional Planning, Water Policy

Marla Torrado

Planning Director, Austin Community Design and Development Center
marla.torrado@acddc.org
Expertise: Stakeholder Engagement

Pamela Torres

Graduate Research Assistant, Univ. of Texas at Austin
pamela.torres@austintexas.gov

Research Interests: Sustainability and Project Management, energy efficiency
Expertise: Project Management

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: Water Policy

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

Professor and Director, 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

Johanna Valente

Nautral Resources Specialist, Water Resources, Texas Parks and Wildlife
johanna.valente@tpwd.texas.gov

Research Interests: Conservation biology, water quality, invasive species
Expertise: Land Use Land Cover, Project Management

Michael Wade

Graduate student, Department of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Texas at Austin
Wadem42@utexas.edu
Expertise: Climate Observations, Water/Hydrology

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

Jennifer Walker

Senior Program Manager, Sierra Club
jennifermwalker@earthlink.net

Research Interests: Water Policy, water planning, water conservation and bay and estuary protection
Expertise: Regional Planning, Water Policy

Meredith Walker

Chief Economist, EarthX
meredith.walker@earthx.org

Research Interests: International water issues, economics
Expertise: Socioeconomics, Stakeholder Engagement

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 Policy
Working Node: Stakeholder Engagement

George Ward

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

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

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

Doug Wierman

President, Blue Creek Consulting, LLC
dawierman@aol.com

Research Interests: Water sustainability
Expertise: Water Policy

Jessica Wilson

Youth Education & Marketing / Watershed Protection Manager, Watershed Protection, City of Austin
Jessica.wilson@austintexas.gov

Research Interests: Behavioral change, Education
Expertise: Project Management, Stakeholder Engagement

Clint Wolfe

Clint Wolfe

Program Manager, AgriLife Research, Texas A&M Univ.
c-wolfe@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

Marcia Workman

Marcia Workman

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

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

Briana Wyatt

Briana Wyatt

Assistant Professor, Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University
briana.wyatt@tamu.edu

Research Interests: soil physics, vadose zone hydrology, critical zone hydrology, numerical modeling, remote sensing
Expertise: Agriculture, Climate Observations, Land Use Land Cover, 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

Kendall Yates

Executive Assistant, Save Our Springs
kendall@greatspringsproject.org

Research Interests: Water
Expertise: Water/Hydrology, Water Policy

Michael Young

Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin
michael.young@beg.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Soil physics, hydrology, water flux, landscape processes
Expertise: Agriculture, Climate Observations, Land Use Land Cover, Water/Hydrology

David Young

Hydrologist, Water Resources, Texas Parks and Wildlife
david.young@tpwd.texas.gov

Research Interests: Water availability, Stream temperature, environmental water needs
Expertise: Water/Hydrology

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