Appendix B
Committee Biographical Information

Workshop Planning Committee

Victor R. Baker is regents professor in the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources at the University of Arizona. He is also professor of geosciences and professor of planetary sciences at the University of Arizona. His research interests include geomorphology, flood geomorphology, paleohydrology and paleoclimatology, Quaternary geology, natural hazards, history and philosophy of the Earth Sciences, and the interface of environmental science with public policy. Dr. Baker is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a past Chair of its Geology and Geography Division. He is also a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, and a past President of the Society. He has served on numerous panels and committees of the National Research Council including the Chair of the U. S. National Committee for the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA). He currently is Vice-President of INQUA's Commission on Global Continental Paleohydrology.


David Ford is the chief executive officer of David Ford Consulting Engineers in Sacramento, California. Dr. Ford's areas of expertise include hydrologic engineering, water resource systems analysis, decision support systems, hydropower operations and economics, and natural resource policy analysis. He has been a consultant to the U.S. federal and foreign governments and was a Fulbright scholarship recipient. He is a lecturer at California State University, Sacramento and the University of California, Davis. Dr. Ford served on the WSTB Committee on Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research and the Committee on Missouri River Ecosystem Science.


Dennis P. Lettenmaier joined the University of Washington faculty in 1976 and directs the Surface Water Hydrology Research Group. Dr. Lettenmaier's interests cover hydroclimatology, surface water hydrology, and GIS and remote sensing. He spent a year as visiting scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, VA (1985-86) and was the Program Manager of the Land Surface Hydrology Program at NASA Headquarters in 1997-1998. He was a recipient of ASCE's Huber Research Prize in 1990, is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and American Meteorological Society, and is the author of over 100 journal articles. He was Chief Editor of the American Meteorological Society Journal of Hydrometeorology, and recently served on the NRC Committee on the National Ecological Observatory Network (2003-2004). He was chair on the panel of Water Resources and the Global Hydrologic Cycle for the NRC study on Earth Science and Applications from Space.



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Appendix B Committee Biographical Information Workshop Planning Committee Victor R. Baker is regents professor in the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources at the Univer- sity of Arizona. He is also professor of geosciences and professor of planetary sciences at the University of Arizona. His research interests include geomorphology, flood geomorphology, paleohydrology and paleoclimatology, Quaternary geology, natural hazards, history and philosophy of the Earth Sciences, and the interface of environmental science with public policy. Dr. Baker is a Fellow of the American Asso- ciation for the Advancement of Science and a past Chair of its Geology and Geography Division. He is also a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, and a past President of the Society. He has served on numerous panels and committees of the National Research Council including the Chair of the U. S. Na- tional Committee for the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA). He currently is Vice- President of INQUA's Commission on Global Continental Paleohydrology. David Ford is the chief executive officer of David Ford Consulting Engineers in Sacramento, California. Dr. Ford's areas of expertise include hydrologic engineering, water resource systems analysis, decision support systems, hydropower operations and economics, and natural resource policy analysis. He has been a consultant to the U.S. federal and foreign governments and was a Fulbright scholarship recipient. He is a lecturer at California State University, Sacramento and the University of California, Davis. Dr. Ford served on the WSTB Committee on Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research and the Committee on Missouri River Ecosystem Science. Dennis P. Lettenmaier joined the University of Washington faculty in 1976 and directs the Surface Water Hydrology Research Group. Dr. Lettenmaier's interests cover hydroclimatology, surface water hydrol- ogy, and GIS and remote sensing. He spent a year as visiting scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, VA (1985-86) and was the Program Manager of the Land Surface Hydrology Program at NASA Headquarters in 1997-1998. He was a recipient of ASCE's Huber Research Prize in 1990, is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and American Meteorological Society, and is the author of over 100 journal articles. He was Chief Editor of the American Meteorological Society Journal of Hydrometeorol- ogy, and recently served on the NRC Committee on the National Ecological Observatory Network (2003- 2004). He was chair on the panel of Water Resources and the Global Hydrologic Cycle for the NRC study on Earth Science and Applications from Space. 21

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22 Appendix B Other Members of the Committee on Hydrologic Science Eric F. Wood, chair, is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Prince- ton University. His areas of interest include hydroclimatology with an emphasis on land–atmosphere in- teraction, hydrologic impact of climate change, stochastic hydrology, hydrologic forecasting, and rain- fall–runoff modeling. Dr. Wood is an associate editor for Reviews in Geophysics, Applied Mathematics and Computation: Modeling the Environment, and Journal of Forecasting. He was the 2001 Robert E. Horton lecturer in Hydrology for the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society and the American Geophysical Union. He was a member of the Na- tional Research Council Climate Research Committee, and the Panel on Climate Change Feedbacks. He is a former member of the Water Science and Technology Board and BASC's GEWEX panel. Daniel P. Loucks (NAE) teaches and directs research in the application of economic theory, environ- mental engineering and systems analysis methods to the solution of environmental and regional water resources problems. He is author of the book “Water Resources Systems Planning and Management.” He has been a Research Fellow at Harvard University, an economist at the Development Research Center of the World Bank, a Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Aus- tria, and as a Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Colorado in Boulder, the University of Adelaide in South Australia, Aachen University of Technology in Germany, the Technical University of Delft and the International Institute for Hydraulic and Environmental Engi- neering in Delft in The Netherlands, and the University of Texas in Austin. He has served as a consultant to private and government agencies and various organizations of the United Nations, the World Bank, and NATO involved in regional water resources development planning in Asia, Australia, Eastern and West- ern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. In the past three years he has had appointments at Delft Hydraulics in The Netherlands, the Institute for Water Resources of the US Army Corps of Engi- neers, and the South Florida Water Management District, all involving water resources and ecosystem planning and management projects. In addition to his membership in the NAE, he has served on seven NRC committees and boards. Emily Stanley is an Associate Professor at the Center for Limnology and Department of Zoology at the University of Wisconsin. Her research interests are carbon cycling and wetland stream dynamics, stream/floodplain ecology, and effects of dam removal. She is currently an Associate Editor for Ecologi- cal applications and has participated on numerous National Science Foundation panels. She was Aquatic Section Secretary for the Ecological Society of America and is presently a steering committee member for the CUAHSI interdisciplinary working group on floodplain science. Charles Vörösmarty is Director of the Global Environmental Sensing and Water Sciences Initiative, Pro- fessor in Civil Engineering Department, and NOAA-CREST Distinguished Scientist at The City Univer- sity of New York. He was formerly Professor at the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space at the University of New Hampshire as well as founder and Director of its Water Systems Analysis Group. His research interests focus on the development of computer models, remote sensing application and geo- spatial data sets used in synthesis studies of the interactions among the water cycle, climate, biogeochem- istry, and anthropogenic activities. His studies are built around local, regional, and continental to global- scale modeling of water balance, discharge, constituent fluxes in river systems, and the analysis of the impacts of large-scale water engineering on the terrestrial water cycle. He is a founding member of the Global Water System Project representing the inputs of more than 200 international scientists under ICSU's Global Environmental Change Programs. In this capacity he is spearheading efforts to develop global-scale indicators of water stress, to develop and apply databases of reservoir construction world-

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Appendix B 23 wide, and to analyze coastal zone risks associated with water diversion. Dr. Vörösmarty also serves on the US Arctic Research Commission, the NSF-ARCSS Committee (AC), and the Arctic HYDRA Interna- tional Polar Year (IPY) Planning Team. He has served on NRC panels to review NASA's polar geophysi- cal data sets and the decadal study on earth observations, and is co-Chair of the NSF-Arctic CHAMP hy- drology initiative. For the United Nations he served as consultant to the 24-agency UN World Water As- sessment Program and represented the International Council of Scientific Unions at recent UN Commis- sion on Sustainable Development meeting Chunmiao Zheng is professor of Hydrogeology and SSPA Faculty Fellow in the Department of Geologi- cal Sciences at the University of Alabama. Dr. Zheng’s research involves contaminant transport model- ing, groundwater resources and groundwater quality management, and coupling of physical transport processes with biological and geochemical reactions. Dr. Zheng has received several honors and awards and participated in many professional organizations and activities. He is president-elect of International Commission on Groundwater, International Association of Hydrologic Sciences, a member of the edito- rial board for the Journal of Hydrology, and currently treasurer of CUAHSI and software editor and asso- ciate editor for Journal on Ground Water. National Research Council Staff WILLIAM S. LOGAN, Project Director (until September 2008) LAURA J. HELSABECK, Project Director ANITA A. HALL, Project Assistant

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