Kisiel Lecturers 1982-2016

The lecturers in this series represent the best and brightest luminaries in hydrological science and engineering.  Their selection for the Chester Kisiel Memorial Lecture series honors not only Chester Kisiel's service to the profession but also their own contributions to the field of hydrology and water resources. Please contact the department if you would like to sponsor a future Kisiel Lecture.

Year Lecturer Affiliation Title
1982 Nicholas C. Matalas U.S. Geological Survey Reflections on hydrology
1983 Myron B. Fiering Harvard University The real benefits from synthetic flows
1984 J.D. Bredehoeft U.S. Geological Survey Water management in the United States: A democratic process (who are the managers?)
1985 Peter S. Eagleson Massachusetts Institute of Technology The emergence of global-scale hydrology
1986 James C.I. Dooge University College, Dublin Scale Problems in Hydrology
1987 R. Allan Freeze University of British Columbia Groundwater contamination: Technical analysis and social decision making
1988 Charles W. Howe University of Colorado Efficiency gains from building equity into water development
1989 Donald R. Nielson University of Colorado A challenging frontier in hydrology - The vadose zone
1990 John A. Cherry University of Waterloo (Emeritus) Groundwater contamination: A field perspective
1991 Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe University of Iowa and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Reflections on the 3-dimensional structure of river basins: Its linkage with runoff production and minimum energy dissipation
1992 Werner Stumm Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Surface chemical theory and predicting the distribution of contaminants in the aquatic environment
1993 Vit Klemeš National Hydrology Research Instiute of Environment (Environment Canada) and Water Resources Consultant, British Columbia Water storage: Source of inspiration and desperation
1994 M. Gordon Wolman Johns Hopkins University and Consortium for Conservation Medicine Title unknown
1995 David R. Dawdy Consulting Hydrologist Hurst, scaling, and the meaning of hydrologist
1996 Helen Ingram University of Arizona (formerly), University of California at Irvine (present) The role of science in water policy
1997 Stephen J. Burges University of Washington Managing water resources in variable climates - Examples from the U.S. and the southwest of Western Australia
1998 Ghislain de Marsily University of Paris Water in the next millenium: Where from, how much, how safe?
1999 András Szöllösu-Nagy UNESCO, Director of the Division of Water Sciences, Secretary of the International Hydrological Programme, and Coordinator of UNESCO's environmental programmes (MAB, IOC, IGCP and MOST) Title unavailable
2000 Stanley N. Davis University of Arizona Heroes of hydrology and their messages for today
2001 Daniel P. Loucks Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Groundwater Management in Libya
2002 Rafael Bras Massachusetts Institute of Technology Environment, water, and climate change
2003 George Pinder University of Vermont Beneath the surface of a civili action: The Woburn Trial revisited
2004 William Yeh University of California at Los Angeles Reservoir management and operation
2005 Lynn Gelhar Massachusetts Institute of Technology Field-scale reactive transport in heterogeneous aquifers
2007 Edward Sudicky University of Waterloo Insights from coupled surface/subsurface hydrological simulations: From the scale of a rainfall-runoff experiment to tohe continental scale over an ice age
2008 Steven Gorelick Stanford University Water resources sustainability in developing nations: Two cases of supply dynamics and allocation
2009 Christopher Duffy Pennsylvania State University The shale hills hydro-sensorium for embedded sensors, simulation, and visualization: A prototype for land-vegetation-atmosphere interactions
2010 Grant Garven Tufts University The geohydrology of faults in southern California
2012 Efi Foufoula-Georgiou University of Minnesota at Minneapolis New theories for modeling environmental extremes: From precipitation, to sediment, to tracer dispersal
2014 Soroosh Sorooshian University of California at Irvine Challenges and limitations of hydroclimatological forecasting and the relative role of its three pillars:  Models, observation, and parameterization
2015 Jesús Carrera Ramírez Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDÆA-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain But dispersion has no clothes!
2016 C. Naomi Tague Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California at Santa Barbara Ecohydrology and infomatics: Seeing the water in the trees