Dr. David E. Rosenberg--Water Resources Systems Analysis for Today and Tomorrow

Associate Professor

Contact Info

205 UWRL / 213 ENGR
tel: 435.797.8689
fax: 435.797.1185

Postal Address

Dept. of Civil & Env. Eng.
4110 Old Main Hill
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322-4110

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Graduate Students + Postdocs

Nour Atallah

Nour is a water engineer with emphasis on hydroinformatics in water resources management. His research of high frequency water demands of non-residential users focuses on generating models and equations that link several variables with the amount of water used. Factors like type of industry, seasonal variation and other variables are considered. High frequency meters will be installed in order to disaggregate water usage and provide a better understanding of how water is consumed. His research will help providing water resources managers with better understanding of industrial water use.

Ryan James

Ryan's research focuses on utilizing agent-based modeling (ABM) in observing behavioral decisions that water consumers make either individually or within a community. This includes monitoring how household and environmental parameters affect an area's water consumption, but also the influence from decisions made by public officials and the social structure of a community. Ryan is applying this method to a reward and punish management action style used in controlling the use of natural resources by a population.

Adel M. Abdallah

Adel is a PhD Candidate in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. With a research emphasis on hydroinformatics, Adel designed the Water Management Data Model (WaM-DaM) to enable water managers and researchers to use one database management system to organize, interpret, and compare multiple water resources datasets for study areas. He is also designing data workflows to automate preparing input data and reusing output data for multiple water management models. He demonstrates these methods in the Bear River Watershed, Utah. You may follow Adel's research repositories on GitHub @ https://github.com/amabdallah. Adel aims for a career in academia to advance cutting-edge informatics methods and applications and teach them to the next generation of engineers. He looks forward to improving the understanding and management of water resources systems by advancing the science and practice of managing and publishing data and models. Adel has a passion for cooking, loves skiing and hiking, and likes to read about history, leadership, and effective teaching methods. Adel is married to Allia and they have a son, Kareem.

Ayman AlAfifi

Ayman is a water resources engineer with a passion to finding simple, integrated and sustainable solutions to our most challenging water and environmental problems. His research focuses on hydro-ecological modeling, ecological restoration, systems analysis and optimization models to allocate scare natural and management resources to improve decision making. His work experience also extends to developing life cycle analysis, water footprints, risk assessment and environmental auditing. Ayman enjoys volunteering and leading student driven projects. He's an active member of the AWWA, WEF, Tau Beta Pi and Esri student chapters and young professional groups. He is also an interfaith community and campus leader.

Leah Meeks

Leah combines her two interests of agricultural engineering and developing water management strategies in her research. Leah works for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation as the Pacific Northwest Region Water Conservation Program Coordinator in addition to being a PhD candidate in USU’s Civil and Environmental Engineering program. Her research focuses on the creating tools and analysis methods for improving water management in basin and watershed-scale applications.

Jim Stagge

James Stagge is a research hydrologist and civil engineer with a focus on hydrologic extremes, large-scale drought, and water resources management approaches to address water issues in vulnerable systems. He is also interested in how these topics are impacted by changes in climate and water demands. Dr. Stagge's current research is focused on addressing water supply issues and planning for future droughts in the Bear River, a trans-boundary river that is the largest tributary to the Great Salt Lake. This research has two major objectives: generating reconstructions of seasonal streamflow in the Bear River watershed during the past 1,200 years and simulating system performance to identify structural and operational changes that could improve resilience in the face of recent and paleo- drought events. For more info, see my webpage at http://www.jstagge.com.