Alan Mair


Alan Mair's research focuses on quantifying the impacts of climate and land-cover change on freshwater availability in the Hawaiian Islands and other Pacific island communities. His active research studies include:



PhD, Natural Resources & Environmental Management, University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa, 2009

MEng, Civil & Environmental Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1989

BS, Electrical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1986



Professional Civil Engineer, California and Hawai‘i

Professional Hydrologist (Groundwater), American Institute of Hydrology


Professional Experience

Hydrologist, USGS Pacific Islands Water Science Center, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, 2013-present

Postdoctoral Fellow, Water Resources Research Center and Geology & Geophysics, University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa, 2009-2013

Water Resources Engineer, Sustainable Resources Group Intn’l, Kailua, Hawai‘i, 2008-2011

Research Assistant, Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa, 2004-2008

Technical Trainer, U.S. Peace Corps, Bohol, Philippines, 2004

Senior Engineer, ENVIRON Consulting Services, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2002-2003

Senior Engineer, Pacific GeoScience, San Anselmo, California, 2001-2002

Water Resources & Sanitation Volunteer, U.S. Peace Corps, Romblon, Philippines, 1998-2001

Senior Associate Engineer, ENVIRON International Corp., Emeryville, California, 1992-1998

Staff Engineer, Herzog Associates, Petaluma, California, 1989-1992

Assistant Engineer, County of San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California, 1989

Graduate Student Assistant, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, South Lake Tahoe, California, 1988