Brad Udall

Brad Udall is a Senior Water and Climate Research Scientist/Scholar at Colorado State University’s Colorado Water Center.  Brad’s expertise includes climate change, hydrology and related policy issues of the American West with a focus on the Colorado River. He was a contributing author to the 2014 IPCC climate change report and was a co-author of the 2018 U.S. National Climate Assessment. He was also an author of a 2008 state of Colorado climate change assessment and the 2009 National Climate Assessment.

In 2017, with co-author Jonathan Overpeck he wrote an influential paper on the ongoing Colorado River ‘hot’ drought. He spent 6 months in Australia studying their water reforms after their Millennium Drought. Brad has testified to Congress multiple times, provided input to several National Academy of Science panels, and has given hundreds of talks on climate change impacts to water resources, water law, and water policy. He is a member of the Colorado River Research Group.  Brad was formerly the Director of the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and Environment at the University of Colorado Law School and Director of the University of Colorado – NOAA Western Water Assessment.


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