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Reed Maxwell, PhD, is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the High Meadows Environmental Institute at Princeton University. He teaches classes on integrated hydrology, fluid mechanics, and modeling terrestrial water flow.


Maxwell also directs the Integrated GoundWater Modeling Center. His research interests are centered on understanding how much terrestrial freshwater we have on Earth and how fast it is being replenished or depleted. This focuses on hard problems in hydrology that include groundwater, evapotranspiration, and snow.


Maxwell is the 2020 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer, an elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the 2018 Boussinesq Lecturer, and the 2017 School of Mines Research Award Recipient.


Maxwell has a PhD in Environmental Water Resources from University of California, Berkeley, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Los Angeles; and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Miami.

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