This position is located within the Agricultural Research Service, Sustainable Agricultural Water Systems (SAWS) Unit in Davis, CA.Learn more about this agency
The incumbent will apply, modify, and/or develop computationally efficient numerical watershed models to predict water quantity and quality, and to calibrate and validate empirical management models.
- Use or develop soil and vegetation parameter databases to integrate available knowledge into the watershed model.
- Produce modeling tools and simulation output to sustainably manage surface and groundwater supplies for irrigated agriculture.
- Develop improved watershed modeling tools and simulation outputs to inform practices, policies, best management practices, and technologies that affect decision-making of producers.
- Study impacts of spatial variability and uncertainty in parameter and process description on hydrologic response.
- Predict the influence of land use and climate change, floods and droughts on hydrologic response to inform storm water management, and best management practices to improve watershed water quantity and quality.
- Develop improved watershed modeling tools and simulation outputs to inform practices, policies, best management practices, and technologies that affect the sustainability of irrigated agriculture, groundwater, surface water, and ecosystem function.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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