Richard M. Vogel
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor Vogel is a professor of civil and environmental engineering and has
been at Tufts since 1984. His primary expertise is in the areas of hydrology and
water resource engineering with emphasis on hydrologic and statistical methods
for analyzing water resource systems. His current research program focuses upon
the areas of natural hazards, watershed modeling and management, water quality,
regional hydrology, environmental statistics and the new field of
hydromorphology. Hydromorphology deals with improving our understanding of how
hydrologic systems have evolved due to anthropogenic influences including
climate change, water infrastructure and urbanization. His scholarship has
applied innovations in extreme events from the field of hydrology to:
earthquakes, bird and plant extinctions, precipitation, landslides, wind speeds,
and numerous other natural phenomena. His consulting experiences range from:
world water resources assessment, reservoir systems analysis for several major
metropolitan areas and regions, flood and drought management, dam safety
analyses, and a wide range of applications of statistics to hydrologic, water
quality, natural hazards and other problems.
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1985 Ph.D. Water Resource Systems, Cornell University
1979 M.S. Environmental Science and Hydrology, University of Virginia
1977 B.S. Engineering Science and Systems, University Of Virginia
- CEE-112 Hydrology And Water Resource Engineering
- CEE-202 Environmental Statistics
- CEE-214 Environmental and Water Resource Systems Engineering
||John W. Olver Leadership Award in recognition of "dedicated leadership
and outstanding commitment to environmental research and protection of our
natural resources", Water Resources Research Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.
||Julian Hinds Award, awarded by ASCE for his advancement of the practice
and science of water resource planning and management by providing rigorous and
needed statistical foundations for analysis of important problems and issues
related to water quality, reservoir operations, low flows and extreme events
||Outstanding Practice Oriented Paper, , awarded by ASCE for the paper
"A Decision Support Model for Adaptive Water Supply Management", by Westphal,
K., R.M. Vogel, S.C. Chapra, and P. Kirshen, Journal of Water Resources
Planning and Management.
||Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize", awarded by ASCE "for
his innovative research that has provided new concepts and better methods for
water resources planning and management, including reservoir
reliability-performance evaluation and statistical methods addressing a wide
range of hydrologic and water resources issues."
||Outstanding Research Oriented Paper, awarded by ASCE
Division of Water Resources Planning and Management for the paper titled
"Reliability Indices for Water Supply Systems".
Selected Recent Keynote Lectures
||Borland Lecture in Hydrology, Hydrology Days, Colorado State University,
March 25, 2013, "Hydromorphology: Rewriting Hydrology Textbooks for a
||Keynote Address, 8th Annual Water Resources Research Conference,
University of Massachusetts, April 7, 2011, "Water Resources Planning in a
||Julian Hinds Lecture, ASCE – EWRE, Kansas City, Missouri, May 20, 2009. "Hydromorphology"
||Keynote Lecture, University of Colorado – Boulder, 2008 Hydrological
Research Symposium, April 11-12, 2008, "A methodology for a national water census".
||Keynote Lecture, North Carolina State
University, March 14, 2008. A methodology for a national water census"
|2009 - 2012
||Director of Tufts Graduate Program in
Science and Society.
|2009 - 2012
Water Area, Tufts
Institute of the Environment.
|1984 - to date
||Professor of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, Tufts University.
|Sept. '94 - Jan. '95
||Visiting Associate Professor, Division
of Applied Environmental Science, Harvard University.
|Sept. '91 - Aug. '92
||Visiting Fellow, Department of Civil
and Agricultural Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia
||Graduate Research and Teaching
Assistant, Cornell University.
||Department Head, Hydrology,
Dufresne-Henry Inc., No. Springfield, VT. Project responsibilities
included hydropower feasibility analysis, reservoir safe yield
studies, floodplain delineations, stormwater control structure
design, soil erosion control plans, pond design, dam safety
analysis, and ice jam research.
||Hydrologist, Dufresne-Henry Inc.,
Responsible for hydrologic and hydraulic analysis for floodplain
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