Adjunct Faculty, CU

University: University of Colorado Boulder

Department: Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering


  • PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Environmental Engineering, 1988.
  • MS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Environmental Engineering, 1985.
  • BS, Bradley University, Civil Engineering, 1983.

Research Interests:
Infrastructure model-data fusion; environmental and water resources systems analysis; numerical methods and mathematical optimization approaches for simulation, design, control, and operation of urban water infrastructure.

Center Involvement:

  • Activity Lead; Project 4: Distribution System Innovations, Activity 3: Protocols and Techniques to Manage Distribution System Resources

Dr. James Uber, Adjunct Faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder, will direct Project 4, Activity 3 on the management of distribution system resources.   Dr. Uber is an authority on the development of systems analysis and modeling approaches, and their application to urban water infrastructure systems.  He is internationally known for his work on vulnerability assessment for water distribution system security, and was a key player in the formation of the USEPA TEVA research program and the development of TEVA water security analysis tools.  He has published over 40 articles in refereed Journals and authored or co-authored over 100 conference proceeding publications and research reports.  His publications have received three National best paper awards.  In 2006, Jim received the ASCE Service to the Profession award for development of tools for improving the design and operation of water distribution systems.