Dennis Lettenmaier, Ph.D.

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Joint appointment with Geography
Member, National Academy of Engineering

1255 Bunche Hall
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1524

Phone: 310-794-4327
Website: http://hydro.ucla.edu/



Ph.D., (1975), University of Washington
M.S., (1972), The George Washington University
B.Sc., (1970), University of Washington


Dennis P. Lettenmaier  (Ph.D., University of Washington, 1975) holds a joint appointment as Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Distinguished Professor in Geography. He is an author or co-author of over 300 journal articles. He was the first Chief Editor of the American Meteorological Society Journal of Hydrometeorology, and is a past President of the Hydrology Section of the American Geophysical Union. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the American Meteorological Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

More information may be found on the Department of Geography website.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • AGU Walter E. Langbein Lecturer, 2013
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering, 2010
  • Robert E. Horton Lecturer, American Meteorological Society, 2008
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2007
  • Fellow, American Society for the Advancement of Science, 2007
  • Best research paper, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE (with M. McGuire, A. Wood, and A. Hamlet), 2006
  • Walter Orr Roberts Lecturer, American Meteorological Society, 2005
  • Best practice-oriented paper, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE (with A. Hamlet and D. Huppert), 2003
  • Elected Member, International Water Academy, 2002
  • Hydrology Award, American Geophysical Union, 2000
  • Fellow, American Meteorological Society, 1998
  • Fellow, American Geophysical Union, 1995
  • Huber Research Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1990
  • Scientific and Technological Achievement Award, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1989 (with J. Yearsley)
  • Exceptional Achievement Award, U.S. Geological Survey, 1986