Edith Zagona
Research Professor
Hydrology, Water Resources & Environmental Fluid Mechanics • Civil Systems • Mortenson Center in Global Engineering

Office: CINC 115


  • B.A. Philosopy, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1975
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1978
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO, 1983; Hydraulics and Sedimentation Program
  • Ph.D. Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 1992; Water Resources Program

Honors and Distinctions:

  • Director, Center for Advanced Decision Support for Water and Environmental Systems (CADSWES) 2000-Present

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Water Resources Association
  • Colorado Foundation for Water Education
  • International Water Resources Association
  • Universities Council on Water Resources


  • Water resource systems and modeling
  • Planning and operations of multi-objective river and reservoir systems
  • Hydropower
  • Decision support
  • Analysis and adaptive management for climate change
  • Decision making under uncertainty