University of Wisconsin–Madison


The goal of our research group is to couple climate, hydrology, and management models and knowledge to reduce risks and promote sustainability of water resources for societal benefit.



Research Areas

The Water Systems & Society research group creatively addresses critical water resources management challenges in local to international trans-boundary capacities through stakeholder and decision-maker collaborations. We work at the intersection of engineering and socio-economics to enhance management, adaptation, and sustainability of water resources by leveraging across the sciences. Our research themes are centered on a systems-based approach, bridging models and methods across climate science, hydrology, management, the environment, economics, and policy.

Water resources decision-making at planning and design scales

Water resources adaptation for a changing world

Characterization of sub-seasonal extreme events


Current Research Projects

Recently Completed Research Projects