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Charles J. Vorosmarty

Professor, Civil Engineering, City University of New York; Director of the CUNY Environmental CrossRoads Initiative

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Charles Vörösmarty is a professor of civil engineering at the City University of New York and Director of the CUNY Environmental CrossRoads Initiative. His extramurally-funded research portfolio has focused on numerous aspects of the water resource question - pollution, water stress, population-water interactions, dams and reservoirs, flood and drought at local, regional, continental, and global scales. His team publishes heavily in the open scientific literature. 

Professor Vörösmarty approach to interdisciplinary environmental research relies on computer models and geospatial data sets used in synthesis studies of the interactions among the water cycle, climate, biogeochemistry and anthropogenic activities. His research is built around local, regional and continental to global-scale modeling of water balance, discharge, constituent fluxes in river systems and the analysis of the impacts of large-scale water engineering on the terrestrial water cycle. 

Dr. Vörösmarty is a founding member of and co-Chairs the Global Water System Project that represents the input of hundreds of international scientists under the International Council for Science's Global Environmental Change Programs.  He also is Chair of the Committee on Hydrologic Sciences of the National Research Council and serves on NRC Review Committees for both the U.S. Global Change Research Program and National Climate Assessment. He was recently reappointed to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, serving under both Presidents Bush and Obama.