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Gerald J. Kauffman, PhD - Bio

Director, Delaware Water Resources Center
Project Director (Water Resources Agency)
Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration

jerryk@udel.edu e-mail
302-831-4929 phone/voice-mail

DGS Annex | University of Delaware | Newark, Delaware 19716-7380

Education | Research and Professional Interests | Experience | Participation | Courses Taught | Awards | Memberships | Selected Publications

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PhD, University of Delaware 2014, Marine Policy
           
MPA, University of Delaware 2003, Watershed Policy

Certified Public Manager Program, Level III, Rutgers University 1988

BSCE, Rutgers University 1981, Water Resources

go to top of pageResearch and Professional Interests

watershed policy, planning, and management
water resources engineering, hydrology, and hydraulics

go to top of pageExperience

2015-present
Director, Delaware Water Resources Center, University of Delaware

1997-present
Project Director, Water Resources Agency, Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware
           
1993-1997
Water Resources Agency for New Castle County (Newark, Del.)
           
1989-1993
Donohue and Associates, Consultants (Chicago, Ill.)

1981-1989
New Jersey Department of Transportation and Department of Environmental Protection (Trenton, N.J.)

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Director, University of Delaware Water Resources Center, one of the 54 National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) supported by the U.S. Geological Survey at land grant universities in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and three island territories, 2015-present.

Assistant Professor, faculty appointment by the University of Delaware, Department of Geography, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment.  2016-present.

Assistant Professor, faculty appointment by the University of Delaware, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering.  2015-present.

Assistant Professor, faculty appointment by the University of Delaware, School of Public Policy and Administration, College of Arts and Sciences.  2014-present.

Director, University of Delaware, Water Resources Agency.  2003-present.

Vice Chairman, Water Supply Use Charge Committee, Delaware River Basin Commission.  2011-2014.

Board Member, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Wilmington, Delaware.  2010-2015.

Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Science and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC), 2010-present.

University of Delaware, Undergraduate Environmental Academic Affairs Council.  2009-present.

Co-chair, UDWATER Project.  2008-present.

State Water Coordinator (Water Master), appointed by the Governor and General Assembly under the Delaware Water Supply Coordinating Council Act.  2000-present.

Co-chair, Christina Basin Clean Water Partnership, a program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Delaware River Basin Commission, State of Delaware, and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  1995-present.

Resource Protection Area Technical Advisory Committee (RPATAC), appointed by the New Castle County Executive, by authority of the New Castle County Unified Development Code.  1996-present.

Co-chair, White Clay Creek National Wild and Scenic River Watershed Management Committee, by authority of the U. S. National Park Service and National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.  2001-2004.

Board Member, Water Resources Association for the Delaware River Basin (WRADRB).  2003-2015.

President, Newark American Little League, Newark, Delaware.  2001-2002.

Faculty Advisor, University of Delaware, Student Section of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA).  2007 -present.

Faculty Advisor, University of Delaware Club Baseball Team.  2004-2006.

go to top of pageCourses Taught

UAPP 411/611 Regional Watershed Management.  3 credits.  Fall 1999-present.  University of Delaware, School of Public Policy & Administration.

UAPP 467/667 Environmental Resources and Public Policy. 3 credits. 2011. University of Delaware, School of Public Policy & Administration.

CIEG 440 Water Resources Engineering.  3 credits.  Fall 2001-present.  University of Delaware, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

CIEG 443/643 Watershed Engineering, Planning, and Design.  3 credits.  Spring 2004-2009.  University of Delaware, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

LEAD 201  Introduction to Consumer Policy. 3 credits.  Spring semester 2006.  University of Delaware, School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy, Leadership Program. 

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Conservationist of the Year Award, Delaware Nature Society, 2009.

Samuel L. Baxter Memorial Award, Water Resources Association for the Delaware River Basin, 2004.

University of Delaware Professional Merit Award, 2002.

Flood Hazard Fellowship Award, Flint Creek Greenway Plan, Association of State Floodplain Managers, 1992.

Employee of the Year, New Jersey DOT Bureau of Research, 1988.

Performance Suggestion Award, New Jersey DOT Bureau of Research, 1988.

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American Geophysical Union (AGU)

American Water Resources Association (AWRA)

Delaware Academy of Sciences

Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR)

Water Resources Association of the Delaware River Basin (WRADRB)

go to top of pageSelected Publications

Kauffman, G. J., draft 2016.  Sustainable Watershed Management.  John Wiley and Sons. Oxford, U.K.  331 pp.

Kauffman, G. J., draft 2016.  Economic Value of Nature and Ecosystems in the Delaware River Basin.  Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education (JCWRE).  Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR). 26 pp.

Kauffman, G. J., draft 2016.  Benefits of Improved Water Quality in the Delaware River Basin.  Water Economics and Policy.  20 pp.

Kauffman, G. J., draft 2016.  Costs of Clean Water in the Delaware River Basin.  Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA).  26 pp.

Kauffman, G.J., draft 2016.  The Clean Water Act and the Christina Basin Clean Water Partnership.  Water Policy.  International Water Association.  18 pp.

Kauffman, G. J., 2015.  Governance, Policy, and Economics of Intergovernmental River Basin Management.  Water Resources Management: 29(15): 5689-5712.

Kauffman, G. J., draft 2015.  History of Watershed Management in the Mid-Atlantic in the Chesapeake, Delaware, and Hudson Basins.  Water History.  21 pp.

Kauffman, G. J., 2014.  Governance, Policy, and Economics of Clean Water in the Delaware River Basin.  Doctoral Dissertation.  University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment.  School of Marine Science and Policy.  Newark, Del.  390 pp.

Kauffman, G. J. and M. R. Gallagher, 2013.  The British Invasion of Delaware, 1777.  Lulu Press.  Newark, Del.  98 pp.

Kauffman, G. J. and A. R. Homsey, 2013.   Economic Value of Marcellus Shale Gas in the Delaware Basin.  Journal of Oil, Gas, and Mining.  College Publishing.   1(1):1-37.

Kauffman, G. J., September 4, 2012.  The Beauty of the Historic Brandywine Valley.  The News Journal, Wilmington, Del.

Sanchez, J. R., G. J. Kauffman, K. Reavey, and A. Homsey, 2012.  Chapter 1 – Watersheds & Landscapes in the Technical Report for the Delaware Estuary & Basin.  Partnership for the Delaware Estuary.  PDE Report No. 12-01.  14-47.

Kauffman, G.J. and Catherine Cruz Ortiz, 2012.  Economic Value of the Barnegat Bay Watershed.   Prepared for the Barnegat Bay Partnership.  46 pp.

Kauffman, G. J. and K. J. Vonck, 2011.  Frequency and Intensity of Extreme Drought in the Delaware Basin, 1600 – 2002.  Water Resources Research.  47:1-13.

Brant., J. and G. J. Kauffman, 2011.  Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Depth Reference Manual.  Professional Publications, Inc.  Belmont, California.  403 pp.

Kauffman, G. J. and A. R. Homsey, 2011.  The Delaware Floodplain.  13 pp.

Kauffman, G. J., 2011.  Socioeconomic Value of the Delaware River Basin in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.  99 pp.

Kauffman, G. J., 2011.  Project Report -White Clay Creek Wild and Scenic River Shad Restoration Project
(Removal of Dam No. 1).  Prepared for Fish America Foundation.  107 pp.

Kauffman, G. J., draft 2011.  Economic Value of Stormwater in Delaware.  Prepared for Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.  60 pp.

Kauffman, G.J., A. Homsey, E. McVey, S. Mack, and S. Chatterson, 2011.  Economic Value of the Delaware Estuary Watershed.  Prepared for Partnership for the Delaware Estuary.  67 pp.

Kauffman, G. J., A. Homsey, E. McVey, S. Mack, and S. Chatterson, 2011.  Socioeconomic Value of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in Delaware.  Prepared for Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Watershed Stewardship.  40 pp.

Kauffman, G. J., S. Lovell, J. Talley, and S. Baxter, 2011.  Eleventh Report to the Governor and General Assembly Regarding the Progress of the Delaware Water Supply Coordinating Council, Estimates of Water Supply and Demand for Kent County and Sussex County through 2030. 12 pp.

Kauffman, G. J. and A. R. Homsey, 2011.  Report on Water Resource Protection Areas in New Castle County, Delaware.  Prepared for New Castle County Department of Planning and Department of Special Services, New Castle, Del.  143 pp.

Kauffman, G. J., August 3, 2010.  Delaware Estuary Needs Renewed Focus, Protection.  The News Journal, Wilmington, Del.

Narvaez, M. C., G. J. Kauffman, R. Lonsdorf, and M. H. S. Nelson, 2010.  Restoration of Shad and Anadromous Fish to the White Clay Creek National Wild and Scenic River: A Feasibility Report.  Prepared for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.  101 pp.

Kauffman, G. J., A. Homsey, M. C. Narvaez, S. Chatterson, E. McVey, and S. Mack, 2010.  Christina Basin Trends, 1995-2010.  Prepared for the Christina Basin Clean Water Partnership.  47 pp.

Kauffman, G. J., February 2010.  City of Newark SWMM Sanitary Sewer Model.  Prepared for City of Newark Water and Wastewater Department, Newark, Del.  32 pp.

Kauffman G. J., A. R. Homsey, A. C. Belden, and J. R. Sanchez, 2010.  Water Quality Trends in the Delaware River Basin (USA) from 1980 to 2005.  Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.  177(1-4):193-225.

Kauffman, G. J. and A. C. Belden, 2010.  Water Quality Trends (1970 to 2005) along Delaware Streams in the Delaware and Chesapeake Bay Watersheds, USAJournal of Water, Air, and Soil Pollution. 208:345-375.

Kauffman, G. J., 2010.  The Delaware River Revival: Four Centuries of Historic Water Quality Change from Henry Hudson to Benjamin Franklin to JFK.  Pennsylvania History, A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies. 77(4):432-465.

Kauffman, G. J., A. C. Belden, K. J. Vonck, and A. R. Homsey, 2009.  Link between Impervious Cover and Base Flow in the White Clay Creek Wild and Scenic Watershed in Delaware.  Journal of Hydrologic EngineeringAmerican Society of Civil Engineers.  Special Issue: Impervious Surfaces in Hydrologic Modeling and Monitoring.  14(4):324-334.

Kauffman, G. J., 2009.  Water Supply: The History of Newark’s Life Source.  University of Delaware, Institute for Public Administration, College of Education and Public Policy.  Contribution by Martin W. Wollaston.  38 pp.

Kauffman, G. J. and A. Homsey, 2009.  Stormwater Utility Feasibility Report for City of Newark, Delaware: Stormwater is Drinking Water.  23 pp.

Kauffman, G. J., April 3, 2009.  Economics of Water in Delaware.  The News Journal.  Wilmington, Del.

Kauffman, G. J., December 2009.  Clean Water is Good Business in the Christina Basin – A White Paper.  For consideration by the Christina Basin Clean Water Partnership.  65 pp.