Dr. Kimberly L. Jones
Kimberly L. Jones is Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Howard University. She previously worked as an associate and assistant professor in that department from 1996 to 2009. Dr. Jones’ research interests include developing membrane processes for environmental applications, physical-chemical processes for water and wastewater treatment, remediation of emerging contaminants, drinking water quality, and environmental nanotechnology. Dr. Jones currently serves on the Science Advisory Board of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and as chair of the Drinking Water Committee of the Science Advisory Board. She has served on the National Academies Water Science and Technology Board and several committees, and the Board of Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, where she was Secretary of the Board. She received her B.S. from Howard University, her M.S. from the University of Illinois, and her Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Cynthia E. Rosenzweig
Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Cynthia E. Rosenzweig is a Senior Research Scientist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Institute for Space Studies, where she heads the Climate Impacts Group. The mission of the group is to investigate the interactions of climate with systems and sectors important to ecological and human well-being. She is Co-Chair of the New York City Panel on Climate Change, a body of experts convened by the mayor to advise the city on adaptation for its critical infrastructure. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Dr. Rosenzweig joins impact models with climate models to project future outcomes of both land-based and urban systems under altered climate conditions. She co-led the Metropolitan East Coast Regional Assessment of the U.S. National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change, sponsored by the U.S. Global Change Research Program. She was a Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC Working Group II Fourth Assessment Report. Dr. Rosenzweig holds adjunct appointments as a senior research scientist at the Columbia University Earth Institute and at Barnard College. She has served on eight committees of the National Academies, including the Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change. She received an M.S. in soil and crop science from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. degree in plant, soil, and environmental sciences from the University of Massachusetts.
Dr. Karen S. Sklenar
The Cadmus Group, Inc.
Karen S. Sklenar is a Senior Scientist with the Cadmus Group. Dr. Sklenar has over 27 years of experience in the area of water quality from the perspectives of an academic researcher, water utility employee, state regulator, and consultant. In particular, her experiences with helping to implement New York State’s drinking water program have given her a comprehensive understanding of drinking water issues and regulations. She is an expert in Source Water Protection, having served as PI or co-PI for three Water Research Foundation projects including one that developed a preliminary framework for evaluating source water protection programs intended to protect drinking water quality. She was the lead technical author for New York State’s Source Water Assessment Guidance Manual. Dr. Sklenar has also trained regulators and public water system operators on such drinking water regulations as the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Disinfectants/Disinfection By-products Rule, the long-term Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule, the Ground Water Rule, and Phase II/V contaminants. She prepared primacy packages for New York State with respect to various regulations under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Dr. Sklenar received her B.A. from Yale University and her Ph.D. in environmental engineering science from the University of California at Berkeley.
Dr. John E. Tobiason
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
John E. Tobiason is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Dr. Tobiason has over 35 years of research, teaching and consulting experience in environmental engineering, mostly related to drinking water supply, treatment and distribution, with a focus on coagulation, oxidation, dissolved air flotation, media and membrane filtration, and other physicochemical processes for drinking water treatment. Dr. Tobiason has directed research on the hydrodynamics and water quality of the drinking water supply reservoirs for the metropolitan Boston, MA area for over 20 years. He is currently President of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors and is a member of the Journal Editorial Board for the Journal American Water Works Association. He is a registered Professional Engineer (NH) and is Board Certified by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists. Dr. Tobiason earned his B.S. in civil engineering from the University of New Hampshire, his M.S. in environmental engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. James G. Uber
University of Cincinnati
James G. Uber is Principal and CEO of CitiLogics, LLC, a software technology firm located in Cincinnati, OH, and Professor Emeritus of environmental engineering at the University of Cincinnati, where he has served as the Director of the Environmental Engineering Division and the Director of the Center for Sustainable Urban Engineering. His interests are in the development and application of numerical methods, and mathematical optimization approaches, for the simulation, design, control, and operation of complex environmental and water resource systems, particularly drinking water distribution systems. He has developed software tools to help water utilities better manage their assets, most recently as a co-developer of the TEVA-SPOT water security software and the EPANET-MSX multi-species water quality simulation package. Dr. Uber has collaborated with epidemiologists and water quality specialists to help estimate the microbial health risks associated with drinking water distribution systems, with electrical and controls engineers to work on automatic feedback control of water quality in spatially distributed distribution systems, and with EPA to design and analyze monitoring and surveillance systems to mitigate the risks associated with intentional contamination of drinking water. In 2006, Dr. Uber received the ASCE Service to the Profession award for development of tools for improving the design and operation of water distribution systems. He received his B.S. in civil engineering from Bradley University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Professor Eric F. Wood
Eric F. Wood, NAE, is the Susan Dod Brown Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. His research area is hydroclimatology with an emphasis on the modeling and analysis of the global water and energy cycles through land surface modeling, satellite remote sensing, and data analysis. This includes the monitoring and forecasting of drought, hydrologic impacts from climate change, and seasonal hydrological forecasting. He participates in Global Energy and Water EXchange (GEWEX) activities to develop long-term data records for climate studies. He has been a Science Team member on the NASA Aqua/Terra AMSR-E and MODIS instruments, the NASA Global Precipitation Mission and the NASA soil moisture SMAP mission. For UNESCO he has guided the development of a Global Flood and Drought Monitoring and Forecasting system. Dr. Wood has received many honors, including a Doctor Honoris Causa from Gent University (Belgium) in 2011, and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and of the American Geophysical Union. Dr. Wood received his B.A.Sc. in civil engineering from the University of British Columbia and his S.M., C.E., and Sc.D. in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.