Patrick Lambert

Biography

A former Director of the Utah Water Science Center and member of the Rocky Mountain Regions Science Advisory staff, Pat has been involved in USGS science since 1985, focusing on the development of conceptual and computer models of hydrologic systems including groundwater/surface-water interaction. He has led and managed USGS science programs and staffs in Idaho, Nevada, and Utah, serving as the Director in Utah from 2003 to 2014. Pat served from 2014-2016 as the Federal Liaison to the Western States Water Council and currently serves as Chair of the Western States Federal Agency Support Team in support of coordination among the Federal family and Western States water stakeholders and managers. Pat currently serves as National Program Manager of the Water Mission Area’s Integrated Water Availability Assessments (IWAAs) Program which provides nationally and regionally consistent assessments of water for human and ecological needs and identifies factors that limit water availability.