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Julie Padowski

Title:Post-doctoral Scholar, Global Freshwater Initiative
Primary Affiliation:Department of Environmental Earth System Science
Office Location:GeoCorner (Bldg 320)
Research Group:http://woods.stanford.edu/research/centers-programs/global-freshwater-initiative
Research Lab:https://pangea.stanford.edu/research/groups/hydrogeology/index.php?page=2
E-mail:padowski@stanford.edu

Research

Julie is a member of the Woods Institute’s Global Freshwater Initiative team. Her interests center on water resource issues, with a focus on urban water management. Sustainable water management is critical for human well-being and environmental systems. Julie’s research is aimed at identifying and quantifying water vulnerability in urban systems throughout the world. Her current projects include the development of a comprehensive scalable framework for assessing water vulnerability and critical evaluation of the impacts of urban water supply development on watershed health.

Education

  • 2011 | Ph.D., Soil and Water Science, University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
  • 2005 | M.S., Soil and Water Science, University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
  • 2003 | B.S., Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)

Honors & Awards

  • 2010 | NWRI Ronald B. Linsky Fellowship for Outstanding Water Research
  • 2010 | EWRI-ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 2010 Best Paper Notable Mention Award
  • 2007-2008 | William K. Robertson Fellowship
  • 2006-2010 | NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship

Professional Activities

  • Mentoring in Research:
  • 2013 | Stanford Earth Sciences Undergraduate Research (SESUR) Program (Stanford University).  Co-mentored an undergraduate student who developed a model for estimating the effects of climate change on urban water supply reservoirs in India.
  • 2013 | Summer Undergraduate Research in Geosciences and Engineering (SURGE) Program (Stanford University).  Co-mentored a minority undergraduate student who assessed the global impacts of land use practices on urban surface water quality.
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer:
  • Reviews for Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS), NSF

Courses Taught

  • 2012 | Co-Instructor: Water Resources Sustainability (undergraduate/graduate curriculum) (University of Florida)
  • 2008 & 2010 | Co-Instructor: Water, Environment and Society (undergraduate curriculum) (University of Florida)

Publications

  • McDonald, R.I.; Fitzgerald, K.; Padowski, J.; Flörke, M.; Schneider, C.; Green, P.; Gleeson, T.; Eckman, S.; Lehner, B.; Balk, D.; Boucher, T.; Grill, G. 2014. Water on an urban planet: urbanization and the reach of urban water infrastructure. [In review] 
  • Padowski, J.C. and Jawitz, J.W.  2012.  A storage-based assessment of urban water availability and vulnerability within the United States. Water Resources Research. 48, W12529, doi:10.1029/2012WR012335.
  • Highlighted by:
  • EoS Research Spotlight: Schultz, C. 2013. U.S. cities less susceptible to water scarcity than previously thought. EoS, 94(9):96.  26 February 2013
  • Gainesville Sun Newspaper:  Crane, K. UF Study: Cities not as bad off on water availability if infrastructure considered.  The Gainesville Sun.  8 February, 2013
  • United Nations Global Water Forum: Padowski, J.C. and Jawitz, J.W.  Water availability and the vulnerability of large United States’ cities. Global Water Forum. Discussion Paper 1316. April 2013
  • The Weather Channel: Wiltgen, N. 2013. Could these 20 cities run out of water? The Weather Channel. http://www.weather.com/news/science/environment/water-shortages-top-20-cities-risk-water-supply-drought-20130806. 14 August, 2013
  • Padowski, J.C. and Jawitz, J.W.  2009. The Future of Global Water Scarcity: Policy and Management Challenges and Opportunities.  The Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations.  10(2): 99-114 [Invited].
  • Padowski, J.C., Rothfus, E.A., Jawitz, J.W., Klammler, H., Hatfield, K., Annable, M.D.  2009.  Effect of Passive Surface Water Flux Meter Design on Water and Solute Mass Flux Estimates.  Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 14(12): 1334-1342.
  • Klammler H., Newman, M.A., Szilagyi, E., Padowski, J.C., Hatfield, K., Jawitz, J.W., Annable, M.D.  2007.  Initial test results for a passive surface water fluxmeter to measure cumulative water and solute mass fluxes.  Environmental Science and Technology 41(7): 2485-2490.

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