Paul Barlow is Chief of the Hydrologic Interpretive Branch in the New England Water Science Center.
As Chief of the Hydrologic Interpretive Branch, New England Water Science Center, Paul manages a diverse team of scientists involved in a wide range of water-resources investigations spanning environmental, watershed, and urban hydrology; integrated water-resources modeling; and statistical and geospatial analyses. His technical work has focused on numerical modeling of coupled groundwater/surface-water flow systems and the application of mathematical optimization methods to problems in groundwater management, including streamflow depletion caused by groundwater withdrawals.
Chief, Hydrologic Interpretive Branch, U.S. Geological Survey, New England Water Science Center, 2020 to Present
Chief, Earth Systems Modeling Branch, U.S. Geological Survey, Water Mission Area, 2017-2020
Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Office of Groundwater, 1998-2017
Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, New England, Arizona, and California Water Science Centers, 1983-1998
Education and Certifications
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut, 1997
M.S. Hydrology and Water Resources Administration, University of Arizona, 1987
B.S., Geology, Haverford College, 1983
Affiliations and Memberships*
National Ground Water Association, 1990 to Present
Honors and Awards
John Hem Award for Excellence in Science & Engineering, National Ground Water Association, 2014
*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government