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Whistleblower to talk about case in Klamath Falls


Herald and News

Klamath Falls, Oregon

April 9, 2012

A scientist who filed a whistleblower complaint after being fired as an advisor to the Bureau of Reclamation on ethical issues will talk about his case during public appearances in Klamath Falls and Yreka.

Dr. Paul Houser will speak at meetings hosted by the Cal-Ore Bi-State Alliance, including a 5 p.m., May 6, session at Triad School in Klamath Falls.

In February, Houser said in his complaint he was fired because he believed statements by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar supporting removal of four Klamath River dams predetermined results of scientific studies that support dam removal.

Filed in: Klamath

Dr. Paul R. Houser

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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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