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Wendy D. Graham, PhD, is the Carl S. Swisher Eminent Scholar in Water Resources in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and is Director of the Water Institute at the University of Florida, Gainesville.


Graham’s current research focuses on integrated hydrologic modeling, evaluating impacts of agricultural production on surface and groundwater quality, evaluating impacts of climate variability and climate change on hydrologic systems, and stochastic modeling and data assimilation.


She is a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Water Science and Technology Board. She served as a member of the NASEM Committee on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress from 2009 to 2012 and in 2017 and 2018; she was a member of the NASEM Committee on Review of EPA's Economic Analysis of Final Water Quality Standards for Nutrients for Lakes and Flowing Waters in Florida in 2011 and 2012.


Graham served as the Hydrologic Sciences Program Director for the National Science Foundation in 2015 and 2016 and was appointed by the Florida Governor to the State of Florida Blue Green Algae Task Force in 2019.


Dr. Graham has a BS in environmental engineering from the University of Florida, and a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.