Reed Maxwell

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the High Meadows Environmental Institute
E415 Engineering Quad

PhD          Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA 1998

MS            Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 1994

BS             Mechanical Engineering, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 1992

Concurrent University Appointments
  • Professor, High Meadows Environmental Institute
Honors, Awards, DISTINCTIONS
  • 2020 Distinguished Henry Darcy Lecturer

  • American Geophysical Union, Fellow (2019)

  • 2018 Boussinesq Lecturer

  • Belle van Zuylen Chair (visiting), University of Utrecht.


Dr. Reed Maxwell’s research interests center on understanding how much terrestrial freshwater we have on earth and how fast this is being replenished or depleted.  This focuses on hard problems in hydrology that include groundwater, evapotranspiration and snow.  His research focus on understanding connections within the hydrologic cycle and how they relate to water quantity and quality under anthropogenic stresses.  His research group uses a broad range of approaches to study these questions, including integrated hydrologic modeling, field observations and remote sensing products.


CEE 586 Physical Hydrology