David A Saad

Biography

David Saad is a Hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Wisconsin Water Science Center in Middleton, Wisconsin.  His current research with the USGS involves estimating loads and concentrations of nutrients and sediment in streams over large geographic areas, including the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Basins.  He is also involved with the Groundwater Status and Trends component of the USGS National Water-Quality Assessment Program looking at trends in groundwater quality.    

 

EDUCATION

B.S. in Geology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1987

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Regional water-quality modeling of stream loads using SPARROW
  • Using GIS with environmental models
  • Ground-water quality network design, installation and sampling
  • Trends in ground-water quality
  • Ground-water age dating
  • Simulation of ground-water flow

 

CURRENT PROJECTS

  • Watersheds and Regioinal Studies, Team Leader
  • National Water-Quality Assessment Program-Midwest SPARROW modeling team
  • National Water-Quality Assessment Program-Groundwater Status and Trends