Christopher Konrad is a research hydrologist with U.S. Geological Survey in Tacoma, Washington.
His research integrates data collected from ground-based observations and networks, aircraft, and satellites with quantitative analysis and model development to address key scientific questions for environmental management. Dr. Konrad’s expertise spans many topics in the field of hydrology: streamflow, floods, and drought; hydraulics and fluvial sediment transport; groundwater and surface water interactions; and the effects of water management and land use on river ecosystems. Dr. Konrad served as the River Science Coordinator for The Nature Conservancy and USGS from 2007 to 2011 working on the development and evaluation of ecological flow requirements for rivers. He earned a BS in Biological Sciences from Stanford University and MS and PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Washington.