Upmanu Lall


Dr. Upmanu Lall is the Director of the Columbia Water Center and the Alan and Carol Silberstein Professor of Engineering at Columbia University. He is a world-renowned expert in statistical and numerical modeling of hydrologic and climatic systems and water resource systems planning and management. He has pioneered statistical methods and their application to the prediction of hydrologic and climate conditions, and advanced tools for decision analysis and risk management.

Research Areas: Hydroclimatology, nonlinear dynamics, and applied statistics; Natural hazards, water systems, and risk management; Water technologies for developing countries.

Specialist In: Water and climate; Floods; Water Scarcity and Risks; Droughts; Water in the Western US; Water and agriculture in India; Climate prediction and water management in Brazil, Water issues in Asia; Groundwater Depletion.