I worked with a team of modelers to integrate different parts of the natural and urban water system of the Jordan River Basin. The systems model that I have helped develop allows for an integration of multiple aspects of the river basin and urban area from supplies to users to receiving waters. This allows us to study how changes in one part of the system impact another part of the system. Primarily, we are interested in climate and development impacts on receiving water quality.


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In one study, I explored how different methods of statistical downscaling of climate data would impact the results of stormwater runoff models.