William H Asquith

William has more than 25 years at the USGS encompassing a wide range of algorithms and statistical
and extreme value frequency studies of meteorology, surface water hydrology, and other water resources
topics such as data acquisition, hydraulics, and hydrologic regionalization.


Present (2016–2018) research includes exceptionally low annual exceedance probability (AEP) flood events, regulated flood-frequency, documentable climate-cycle impacts on flood-risk assessment, statistics of USGS discharge measurements, recent technical advisor on probable maximum precipitation in Texas, small watershed hydrometeorological stations, and missing record estimation. Recent cooperators include Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi via USGS Office of International Programs, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Texas Department of Transportation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and USGS Office of Surface Water. Twice featured four-city speaker in 2016 and 2017 in Bolivia for Universidad Catolica Boliviana and U.S. State Department.  

Institution: Texas Tech University (TTU), College of Engineering, Lubbock, 2008–2011
Degree: Ph.D. (Civil Engineering, May 2011)
Institution: University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences, Geoscience, 1998–2003
Degree: Ph.D. (Geosciences, May 2003)
Institution: University of Texas at Austin, College of Engineering, 1988–1994
Degrees: B.S. (Civil Engineering, Dec. 1992); M.S. (Civil Engineering, May 1994)

Professional Geoscientist no. 1494, State of Texas 2003–present


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