Laura Condon, PhD

Associate Professor, Hydrology & Atmospheric Sciences
Principal Investigator, HydroGEN project
Portrait of Laura Condon, PhD


I Know What Your Watershed Did Last Summer

Tuesday, March 14, 5:30 p.m.

Surround Stage

LAURA'S TALK, I Know What Your Watershed Did Last Summer

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Understanding and predicting watershed behaviors in a changing climate is a big scientific challenge. Human decision making and all the ways we move water and change landscapes increases the the complexity significantly. With the computing power we have today, we can begin to model our water reality and build useful tools that will help modern city planners and managers make real-time decisions with much better clarity about the future. Laura will walk us through not only how watersheds function, but how our built environment affects the flow for today and the future.


Dr. Laura Condon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences (HAS) at the University of Arizona. Dr. Condon's renowned research focuses on large-scale water sustainability and the dynamic behavior of managed hydrologic systems in the context of past development and future climate change. Her work combines physically based numerical modeling with statistical techniques to evaluate large systems using rigorous quantitative methods.

Dr. Condon, a native of Boulder, CO, earned her B.S. from Columbia University and M.S. and Ph.D. in Hydrologic Science and Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines - Golden. She joined the University of Arizona faculty in 2018 and initiated the Condon Hydrology Lab research group, which focuses on groundwater surface water interactions and large scale hydrologic modeling.