Paul Barlow


Paul Barlow is the Associate Director of the Hydrologic Interpretive Program for the USGS New England Water Science Center. Paul manages a diverse team of scientists involved in a wide range of water-resource investigations spanning environmental, watershed, and urban hydrology; integrated modeling; and statistical and geospatial analyses. He previously served as Chief of the Earth Systems Modeling Branch in the USGS Water Mission Area and as a staff hydrologist with the USGS Office of Groundwater. His technical expertise is modeling coupled groundwater/surface-water systems and the application of mathematical optimization to groundwater management, focusing in particular on the management of streamflow depletion by wells. He received an M.S. in Hydrology and Water Resources Administration from the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Connecticut.