Patrick Lambert


A former Director of the Utah Water Science Center, 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 Vice-Chair of the Western States Federal Agency Support Team in support of coordination among the Federal family and Western States water managers. Along with his duties as a member of the USGS Southwest Regional staff, Pat is part of the USGS Water Availability and Use Science Program (WAUSP) Leadership Team with oversight responsibility for WAUSP Focus Area Studies in the Coastal Carolinas, the Red River Basin, and the Upper Rio Grande Basin. Pat is also a member of the USGS Drought Team.