David R. Maidment

April 2001

David R. Maidment
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Texas
Austin Tx 78712

Tel:(512) 471-4620, 471-0065
Fax: (512) 471-0072



Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering with First-Class Honors (1971), University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Master of Science (1974), and Doctor of Philosophy (1976), Department of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA.

Present Position

Ashley H. Priddy Centennial Professor of Engineering, and Director of the Center for Research in Water Resources, University of Texas, Austin, Texas.

Teaching in water resources engineering, and research in geographic information systems and statistical methods in hydrology and water resources. Dr Maidment has been on the faculty at the University of Texas since 1981.


Maidment, D.R., and D. Djokic, (Ed.), Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling Support with GIS, ESRI Press, Redlands CA, 216 pp., 2000

Maidment, D.R., (Editor in Chief), Handbook of Hydrology, McGraw-Hill, 1400pp., 1993.

Chow, V.T., D.R. Maidment and L.W. Mays, Applied Hydrology, McGraw-Hill, New York, 570 pp., 1988.


Editor, Journal of Hydrology, Elsevier Science Publishers, Jan. 1992-Dec. 1995  

Associate Editor, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Jan 1996 to present.


1996 Arch Campbell Award from the New Zealand Water and Waste Association "in recognition of service to International Hydrology".

 1990 Resources Division Best Paper Award from the American Water Works Association for the best paper on water resources published in the Journal of the American Water Works Association during 1988, entitled "Effects of conservation on daily water use" (with D.T. Shaw).

1988 Boggess Award from the American Water Resources Association for the best paper published in the Water Resources Bulletin during 1987, entitled "Intervention analysis of water use restrictions, Austin, Texas" (with D.T. Shaw).

Professional Experience

Professional Activities

Chairman, Committee on USGS Water Resources Research, Water Science and Technology Board, National Research Council, 2000 to present

Member, Committee on Risk-Based Analysis for Flood Damage Reduction, Water Science and Technology Board, National Research Council,

American Geophysical Union, Member of Executive Committee, 1994-1996.

 American Society of Civil Engineers
Member, Task Committee on GIS and Hydrology, 1996 to 1999
Secretary, Task Committee on GIS and Digital Mapping in Water Resources, 1989 - 1994
Chairman, Water Resources Division, Texas Section, 1984.
Member, Water Resources Systems Committee, Water Resources Planning and Management Division,1983 to present.

Professional Society Memberships

American Institute of Hydrology
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Geophysical Union
International Water Resources Association
New Zealand Hydrological Society
Honor Societies of Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Xi

Engineering Consulting

Registered professional engineer in Texas (P.E. 53819), passed Fundamentals of Engineering (EIT) and Principles and Practice (PE) examinations in 1988.

Dr Maidment has served as a consultant to the following organizations:

Hydrologic Engineering Center, US Army Corps of Engineers, Davis, CA
Environmental Systems Research Institute, Redlands, CA
Camp, Dresser and McKee, consulting engineers, Boston, MA.
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC
City of Rollingwood, TX
Gehbard Engineers, Austin TX
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, Italy
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Albuquerque, NM.



Date of Birth: January 3, 1950
Citizenship: United States
Marital Status: Married to Helen J. Maidment, MD, born July 14, 1951
Children: Amy R. Maidment, born May 14, 1978; Linda J. Maidment, born May 2, 1980.