David R. Maidment

Hussein M. Alharthy Centennial Chair in Civil Engineering Emeritus
The University of Texas at Austin

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David R. Maidment is the Hussein M. Alharthy Centennial Chair in Civil Engineering Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin where he served on the faculty from 1981 to 2019.  He received his Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Engineering with First Class Honors from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, and his MS and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. .

Dr Maidment is a specialist in surface water hydrology, and in particular in the application of geographic information systems to hydrology. In 2016, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering "For development of geographic information systems applied to hydrologic processes". He was a member of ten National Academies Committees, and Chair of five of these Committees.

The American Water Resources Association has established a David R. Maidment Award for Exemplary Contributions to Water Resources Data and Information Systems

Dr Maidment taught classes in surface water hydrology and GIS in Water Resources. From 1992 to 1995 he was Editor of the Journal of Hydrology. Dr Maidment is also co-author of the text Applied Hydrology (McGraw-Hill, 1988), Editor in Chief of the Handbook of Hydrology (McGraw-Hill, 1993), co-editor of the monograph Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling Support with GIS (ESRI Press, 2000), co-author and editor of Arc Hydro: GIS for Water Resources, (ESRI Press, 2002), and co-author of Arc Hydro Groundwater (ESRI Press, 2011).

More information about his teaching research can be found on Dr Maidment's home page: https://www.caee.utexas.edu/prof/maidment/

Dr Maidment lives with his wife, Dr Helen J. Maidment, in Austin, Texas. They have two daughters, Amy and Linda, and three grandsons, Matthew Williams, David Meyers and Peter Meyers.

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