Prof. Juan Valdes of the University of Arizona has been a key leader and partner of G-WADI since the 2000s. He is Professor, Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences and Joint Professor, Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics.
His academic expertise is in water resources and systems analysis and applications of remotely-sensed data. His surface water hydrology focus areas include extreme value statistics, flood forecasting, paleohydrology, remote sensing applications, and stochastic surface hydrology. His terrestrial hydrometeorology focus areas include climate change, flash flood forecasting, and hydrologic extremes.
Prof. Valdes holds a Ph.D. in Water Resources from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1976).