Reed Maxwell

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the High Meadows Environmental Institute.
Investigating water systems large and small
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Reed Maxwell is a professor of civil and environmental engineering and the High Meadows Environmental Institute at Princeton University. Maxwell’s research interests center on understanding how much terrestrial freshwater is available on earth and how fast this is being replenished or depleted, with an emphasis on connections within the hydrologic cycle and how they relate to water quantity and quality under anthropogenic stresses. His research group uses a broad range of approaches to study these questions, including integrated hydrologic modeling, field observations and remote sensing products. Maxwell is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the 2020 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer in Groundwater Science for the Groundwater Foundation.