Scientific Whistleblower Complaint Resolved

December 4, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

For Immediate Release: Dec 04, 2012 [link]
Contact: Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337


Successful Mediation under Auspices of U.S. Office of Special Counsel

Posted on Dec 04, 2012 | Tags: DOI, Scientific Integrity


Washington, DC — The Bureau of Reclamation and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), who represent Dr. Paul Houser, are making the following joint statement:

“Dr. Houser and the Bureau of Reclamation have jointly agreed to resolve his complaint filed under the Whistleblower Protection Act through the U.S. Office of Special Counsel’s Alternative Dispute Mediation Program to the mutual satisfaction and the best interest of both parties.”

This statement constitutes the only comments either party shall make on this specific matter

See background on Dr. Houser

Look at his unanswered scientific integrity complaint against the Interior Department

Filed in: Klamath

Dr. Paul R. Houser

About the Author (Author Profile)

Dr. Houser in an internationally recognized expert in local to global land surface-atmospheric remote sensing, in-situ observation and numerical simulation, development and application of hydrologic data assimilation methods, scientific integrity and policy, and global water and energy cycling. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Hydrology and Water Resources from the University of Arizona in 1992 and 1996 respectively. Dr. Houser's previous experience includes internships at the U.S. Geological Survey and at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Houser joined the NASA-GSFC Hydrological Sciences Branch and the Data Assimilation Office (DAO/GMAO) in 1997, served as manager of NASA’s Land Surface Hydrology Program, and served as branch head of the Hydrological Science Branch. In 2005, he joined the George Mason University Climate Dynamics Program and the Geography and Geoinformation Sciences Department as Professor of Global Hydrology, and formed CREW (the Center for Research for Environment and Water). Dr. Houser has also teamed with groundwater development and exploration companies (EarthWater Global and Geovesi) and has served as Science Advisor to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Dr. Houser has led numerous scientific contributions, including the development of Land Data Assimilation Systems (LDAS), the Hydrospheric States Mission (Hydros/SMAP), the Land Information System (LIS), the NASA Energy and Water cycle Study (NEWS), and the Water Cycle Solutions Network (WaterNet).

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