Models, Data, and Analytical Tools for Water Resources Management

Event Date/Time: 
February 21, 2019 - 1:00pm
Event Location: 
3540 Seminar Room EB
Dr. Andrew Gronewold, Ph. D., P.E.
CEE Seminar

Models, data, and analytical tools for water resources management


ABSTRACT:  Dr. Gronewold will present findings from research focused on improving data sets and forecasting tools for hydrologic science and uncertainty assessment.  Specific examples include a novel approach to establishing the statistical basis for the design of a new water quality testing kit currently used in developing countries, and the customization of new land surface hydrology models for the Great Lakes region.  Dr. Gronewold will also discuss his work over the past decade on understanding climatological and hydrological drivers behind changes in Great Lakes water levels.


BIO:  Dr. Gronewold is an Associated Professor in the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan, where he also holds an adjunct appointment in Civil and Environmental Engineering.  Prior to joining the University, Dr. Gronewold spent nearly a decade leading the hydrology group at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory.   Cornerstones of Dr. Gronewold's research include developing an understanding of drivers of variability in the hydrologic cycle at regional scales, with an emphasis on developing models, data sets, and analytical tools for the Laurentian Great Lakes.  Prior to joining NOAA, Dr. Gronewold conducted a post-doctorate fellowship with the USEPA Office of Research and Development.  He received his Bachelor's degree at Cornell University, and spent 7 years in the environmental engineering consulting industry before returning to academia to work on his Ph.D. at Duke University under the guidance of Drs. Ken Reckhow and Robert Wolpert.