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Claudia C. Faunt

Claudia Faunt serves as the Program Chief for the Groundwater Availability and Use Section at the USGS California Water Science Center in San Diego, California.

As a USGS hydrologist, she has led studies that focused on regional groundwater flow systems, including the Central Valley of California. Her research has specialized in water availability, regional integrated hydrologic modeling, and hydrogeologic framework modeling. Claudia has been a hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey since 1988 and a part of the California Water Science Center since 1998. She received her Doctorate in Geological Engineering in 1994 from the Colorado School of Mines. In one of her most memorable moments, Claudia was interviewed by the news television program, 60 Minutes, to discuss groundwater resources.  She also was named the Groundwater Resources Association of California’s (GRA) David Keith Todd Distinguished Lecturer for 2017; a lecture series dedicated to fostering interest and excellence in applied groundwater science and technology. 

Other Publications

  • Tiedeman, C.R., Hill, M.C., D'Agnese, F.A., and Faunt, C.C., 2001, Using ground-water model predictions to guide hydrogeologic data collection: MODFLOW-2001 and other modeling odysseys Conference Proceedings, eds. H.S. Seo, E. Poeter, C. Zheng, and O. Poeter, p. 195-201.