2008-2010: Earthwater Global, Director

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EarthWater Global, Alexandria, Virginia

I joined EarthWater Global because its mission to “help countries solve their fresh water shortages” is closely aligned with my career goal of integrating water cycle research across traditional disciplines in an end-to-end program that transitions theoretical research to real-world application in order to make a real difference to improving people’s lives. As the Director of Atmospheric Sciences and Hydrology, I am responsible for providing information on the fate of precipitation, runoff and its recharge into groundwater aquifers. This include satellite-based local short term statistical information on rainfall/snowpack/glacier, especially in heavily fractured mountainous regions. I also managed the company’s information technology, assisting in personnel development, and interacted with clients, investors and partners. Supervisor: R. Bisson

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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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