Paul Block is an assistant professor of civil engineering in the College of Engineering.
Block’s research group creatively addresses critical water resources management challenges in local to international trans-boundary capacities through stakeholder and decision-maker collaborations. They work at the intersection of engineering and socio-economics to enhance management, adaptation, and sustainability of water resources by leveraging across the sciences. The research themes are centered on a systems-based approach, bridging models and methods across climate science, hydrology, management, the environment, economics, and policy, and a systems-based approach to managing water resources for societal benefit.
Methods, models and tools for managing climate variability and change:
- Hydrologic forecasting and integration into decision models
- Addressing water quality and quantity extremes
- Hydro-economics and policy mechanisms
- Risk, reliability, and uncertainty
- Sustainable approaches