Research Agricultural Engineer/Hydrologist (Watershed Modeler)
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
The USDA, ARS, Sustainable Agricultural Water Systems (SAWS) Unit in Davis, CA seeks to hire a Watershed Modeler. This individual will be a member of an interdisciplinary team of scientists charged with maintaining and enhancing agricultural productivity in the face of diminished water availability. Special focus areas of this unit include managed aquifer recharge, assessing and mitigating the effects of climate change on agriculture, and remote sensing of evapotranspiration of vine and tree orchard crops. This hire’s research will be directed towards applying, modifying, and/or developing computationally efficient numerical watershed models to predict water quantity and quality, and to calibrate and validate empirical management models. These activities are expected to produce modeling tools and simulation output to sustainably manage surface and groundwater supplies for irrigated agriculture in the Central Valley, CA.