Melanie Holland

Melanie Holland is a fourth year PhD student in Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. Melanie’s research focuses on forecasting groundwater demand in drought-prone areas using a combination of land surface modeling, in situ groundwater extraction monitoring, and remote sensed data. Melanie received her Bachelor’s in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she conducted research on optimizing algae cultivation in raceway ponds for biodiesel production. Melanie’s interest in water resource management in constrained environments spurred her to join the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she investigates groundwater management practices and policies in the western United States.