He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Colorado at Denver. Dr. Durrans received his Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

C. THOMAS HAAN is the Regents and Sarkeys Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at Oklahoma State University. His research and teaching interests include hydrology, hydrologic and water quality monitoring, risk assessment, and geographic information systems. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Dr. Haan received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Purdue University and his Ph.D. in agricultural engineering from Iowa State University.

ROBERT D. JARRETT is chief of the U.S. Geological Survey's National Research Program on Paleohydrology and Climate Change in Lakewood, Colorado. The primary goal of this ongoing project is to conduct interdisciplinary research on critical water issues, particularly hydrologic hazards, facing water resource agencies. His general research interests include flooding, debris flow, dam-failure processes, river system processes, and assessing hydrologic effects of climate change. Recent research has focused on conducting hydrometeorologic and paleohydrologic research on extreme floods for use in risk-based assessments of dam safety. He received his B.S. in hydrology from the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Jarrett received his M.S. and Ph.D. in civil engineering from Colorado Sate University.

UPMANU LALL is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and associate director of the Utah Water Research Laboratory at Utah State University. His current research focuses on several areas of hydrology and hydroclimatology, including hydroclimate seasonal to decadal climate variability, global change, hydroclimate modeling, spatial data analysis and visualization, time-series analysis and forecasting, floods and droughts, water quantity and quality management and subsurface characterization. He received a B.Tech. degree in civil engineering from the I.I.T. in Kanpur, India. Dr. Lall received his M.S. and Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Texas, Austin.

KELLY T. REDMOND is regional climatologist and the deputy director of the Western Region Climate Center, Atmospheric Sciences Center, at the Desert Research Institute, a nonprofit, statewide division of the University and Community College System of Nevada. His research interests and expertise encompass all facets of climate and climate behavior, including heavy precipitation episodes and spatial patterns of western U.S. climate variability. He received a B.S. degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in meteorology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

JERY R. STEDINGER is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Cornell University. His research focuses on the efficient design and operation of reservoir systems, development of alternative models for improving system operations, efficient use of hydrologic data, and many topics in stochastic hydrology. Dr. Stedinger has served on several NRC committees, including the Committee on Flood Control Alternatives in the American River Basin. He earned his B.A. in applied mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Stedinger received his M.A. in applied mathematics and Ph.D. in engineering from Harvard University.

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