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Colorado State University
Senior Scientist
Climate Change and Water Resources


Bradley H. Udall is the Director of the University of Colorado Western Water Assessment, one of nine NOAA-funded Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments designed to connect climate science with decision making. As a member of the research faculty at the University of Colorado, his expertise includes hydrology and related policy issues of the American West. Brad is a lead author of the water sector chapter of the new U.S. government report on the impacts of climate change on the United States released in June 2009. He was a co-author of a 2007 Bureau of Reclamation Environmental Impact Statement on how to incorporate climate change into future Colorado River planning studies, the first such document by Reclamation. He is a co-author of the recently released Colorado Water Conservation Board report 'Climate Change in Colorado'. Brad has provided testimony for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on climate change impacts on water resources. He recently called on the Obama administration to establish a national interagency water plan. He has received the Climate Science Service Award from the California Department of Water Resources for his work in facilitating interactions between water managers and scientists and the Partner in Conservation Award from the Department of Interior. Brad serves on the American Water Works Association Research Foundation expert panel on climate change and serves as an advisor to the Water Utility Climate Alliance.