Hydrology and Water Resources


Ongoing research in hydrology and water resources deals with surface and ground-water processes, hydrometeorology and hydroclimatology, watershed response to disturbance, remote sensing, data assimilation, hydrologic modeling and parameter estimation, multiobjective resources planning and management, numerical modeling of solute transport in groundwater, and optimization of conjunctive use of surface water and groundwater.

Faculty and Lecturers


Timu W. Gallien, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Urban coastal flood prediction, Wave runup and overtopping, Coastal hazards, Sea level rise, Flood control infrastructure and mitigation methods, Nearshore remote sensing and observation.

5732H Boelter Hall (310) 825-7731


Mekonnen Gebremichael, Ph.D.

5732F Boelter Hall (310) 794-4239

Hydrologic remote sensing; Uncertainty analysis; Water resource management and governance; International water resource development.


Steven A. Margulis, Ph.D., Vice Chair

5732D Boelter Hall (310) 267-5490

Surface hydrology, hydrometeorology, remote sensing, and data assimilation.


William W-G. Yeh, Ph.D.

5732B Boelter Hall (310) 825-2300

Groundwater hydrology, modeling of solute transport in groundwater, optimization of water resources systems.


Donald R. Kendall, Ph.D., P.E.

5731G Boelter Hall (209) 724-4337

Water supply reliability, water quality, and resource planning.