Professor, Geography

Hugo Loaiciga earned a doctorate from the University of California, Davis in Water Resources and Hydrology. He served as the Water Commissioner for the City of Santa Barbara for six years before joining the Geography Department in 1988. He received the 2002 Service to the Profession Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Environmental and Water Resources Institute for his “longstanding contributions to research and technical activities” of the two groups, and he was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers for his “outstanding contributions to the planning, analysis, and operation of water resources engineering” in 2007. He is currently working on projects concerning groundwater and earthquake hazards, stormwater management in urban areas, watershed management and other hydrology and water resources problems through multiple collaborations. He has several other pending projects, including land subsidence and water/energy sustainable development.

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