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APPENDIX A Biographical Sketches of Committee Members RUTHERFORD H. PLATT (Chair) is Professor of Geography and Adjunct Professor of Regional Planning at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He received his Ph.D. in geography in 1971 and a J.D. in law in 1967 from the University of Chicago. His B.A. is in political science from Yale University. He has served as a consultant to numerous agencies, including Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Office of Coastal Zone Management, Tennessee Valley Authority, and others. His NRC service includes the Committee on Flood Insurance Studies, Committee on Federal Water Re- search, Committee on NFIP Levee Policy, Committee on Options to Preserve Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and Committee on Coastal Erosion Hazards. KENNETH W. POTTER (Vice Chair) is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Chair of the Water Resources Management Program at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He received his B.S. in geology from Louisiana State University in 1968 and his Ph.D. in geography and environmen- tal engineering from The Johns Hopkins University in 1976. His teaching and research interests are in hydrology and water resources, and include estimation of hydrological risk, especially flood risk; hydrological modeling and design; stormwater modeling, management, and design; assessment of human impacts on hydrological systems; and estimation of hydrological budgets, both surface and ground water. Dr. Potter was a member of the WSTB and has participated in a number of NRC activities. LEO M. EISEL is President, McLaughlin Water Engineers in Denver, Colorado. 231
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232 APPENDIX A He received his Ph.D. in engineering from Harvard University in 1970. From 1971 to 1973 he was a staff scientist with the Environmental Defense Fund in New York. Later, he became Director of the Illinois Division of Water Re- sources, and from 1977 to 1980 he was Director of the U.S. Water Resources Council. Dr. Eisel has been a member of the WSTB, the Committee to Review the Metropolitan Washington Area Water Supply Study, and the recent Commit- tee on Western Water Management. Dr. Eisel is broadly experienced in water supply planning and hydrologic engineering. JAMES D. HALL is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University. He received his Ph.D. in fisheries from the University of Michigan. His research interests include population dynamics of freshwater fish, effects of watershed practices on streams, and stream ecology. He has done extensive work on anadromous fish habitat in western North America. Dr. Hall served as a visiting professor at the Institute of Animal Resource Ecology, University of British Columbia; the Department of Zoology, University of Canterbury, New Zealand; and the University of Edinburgh, Scot- land. L. ALLAN JAMES is Associate Professor at the Department of Geography, University of South Carolina. He received his Ph.D. in geography and geology and has M.S. degrees in both water resources management and geography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.A. in geography from the Uni- versity of California, Berkeley. While his expertise is in the hydrogeomorphology (with specific experience studying rivers flowing out of the Sierra foothillsJ, his research interests are interdisciplinary. His work has focused on hydraulic min- ing sedimentation of streams draining to the Sacramento Valley and geomorphic mapping in the northwest Sierra Nevada. WILLIAM KIRBY holds B.C.E. (1963), M.S. (1966), and Ph.D. (1968) degrees from Cornell University in sanitary engineering, hydraulics, and applied prob- ability. He has worked as a research hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey since 1967. He is now in the Office of Surface Water, where he develops and maintains procedures and computer programs for indirect discharge determina- tions and other hydraulic computations and develops procedures for calculating probability laws of hydrologic storage models for floods and droughts. He has had considerable experience in watershed modeling and flood-frequency analy- sis. Dr. Kirby's fields of specialization are random behavior and control of hydrologic systems; probabilistic structure of the streamflow process in flood and in drought; reservoir operating policies; development and evaluation of statistical procedures, one-dimensional hydraulic analysis and flow modeling; and indirect discharge determinations. He served on WSTB's Committee on Estimating the Probabilities of Extreme Floods.
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APPENDIX A 233 NANCY Y. MOORE received her Ph.D. in water resources systems engineering with a minor in operations research and econometrics from the University of California at Los Angeles. Her research focused on the optional timing, sequenc- ing and sizing of multiple reservoir surface water supply facilities when demand depends on price. Dr. Moore is a Senior Research Engineer, Resource Manage- ment Department, at RAND. She previously served as Director of Development and Engineer in the Engineering and Applied Sciences Department at RAND. Dr. Moore has conducted studies on efficient ground and surface water use in California, evaluating the effects of the state's water rights, institutions, pricing, and planning process on efficient use and proposed alternative ways to improve water use efficiency. She led a study of the impacts of California's 1991 drought and is leading a survey of urban water agencies on water availability and distribu- tion during the 1987-1991 drought. Dr. Moore has written widely on water management issues, including market transfers and conjunctive use of surface and ground water. She served on NRC's Committee to Review the Glen Canyon Environmental Studies. JOHN W. MORRIS (Lt. Gen. U.S. Army Ret.) is President, J.W. Morris Ltd. He was formerly Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Chair of Construction Management at the University of Maryland. Gen. Morris also served as Executive Director for International Operations for Royal Volker Stevin N.V. and Chair/CEO of the Planning Research Corporation Engineer Group. He earned a B.S. in civil engineering from the U.S. Military Academy in 1943 and an M.S. from the University of Iowa in 1948. He is an expert in construction management and has received numerous awards and honors from professional societies and government agencies, including a Presidential Citation for Manage- ment, Construction Man of the Year (1977) from Engineering News Record, and the Pladium Medal sponsored by the Audubon Society. Gen. Morris is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and until 1994 served on the Building Research Board, the Committee on Inspection for Quality Control on Federal Construction Projects, and the Committee on Architect-Engineer Responsibili- ties. ANN L. RILEY earned her Ph.D. in environmental planning, specializing in floodplain and watershed management river restoration, hydrology, and water policy, from the University of California, Berkeley. She also holds a M.S. in landscape architecture from University of California-Berkeley. She is Executive Director of the southwest office of the Coalition to Restore Urban Waters and is active in the area of river management and restoration. Dr. Riley has extensive experience working in different aspects of government, including contract field work and research for the U.S. Geological Survey, land use planning for county governments in the Midwest, and river restoration and floodplain management for the California Department of Water Resources. She has taught courses in
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234 APPENDIX A environmental science and floodplain management at several colleges and has been active in community organizing. She founded the Urban Creeks Council of California, a statewide environmental organization, and the National Coalition to Restore Urban Waters. Related experience includes serving as an instructor at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station for workshops on the design of flood control projects. LEONARD SHABMAN received a Ph.D. in agricultural economics in 1972 from Cornell University. He is Professor of Resource and Environmental Economics at Virginia Tech, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. His re- sponsibilities include the conduct and management of a research program in resource and environmental policy analysis; classroom teaching; and undergradu- ate and graduate student advising. Dr. Shabman has conducted economic re- search over a wide range of topics in natural resource and environmental policy, with emphasis in six general areas: coastal resources management; planning, investment, and financing of water resource development; flood hazard manage- ment; federal and state water planning; water quality management, and fisheries management. He was an economic advisor to the Water Resources Council in 1977-1978 and scientific advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Civil Works, in 1984-1985. He served on the WSTB's Committee on Restoration of Aquatic Systems. HSIEH WEN SHEN is Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. He earned his B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and his Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1961. Dr. Shen's major areas of research include sediment transport, water resources development, interaction between sediment movements and structures, mathematical modeling of movable bed streams, and stream ecology including developing flow control and release plans for ecological concerns. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his work on the development of flow control and release plans of reservoirs to restore and enhance the ecological environments of rivers. JERY R. STEDINGER is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University. He received his Ph.D. in engineering from Harvard in 1977, where he was a member of the Environmental Systems Program. He earned his M.S. in applied mathematics from Harvard University and his B.A. in applied mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Stedinger's re- search includes multireservoir systems analysis, risk analysis, and many topics in stochastic hydrology. He has extensive California experience conducting re- search for Pacific Gas & Electric Company. He is a previous winner of the NSF Presidential Young Investigator award. Dr. Stedinger served as a member of the NRC's Committee on Water Resources Research and the Committee on Safety Criteria for Dams.