Daene C McKinney
Dr. McKinney's is an Associate Professor in the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering program of the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with a major in Water Resources Engineering at Cornell University in 1990. Dr. McKinney held the position of Team Leader and Senior Environmental Policy Advisor for the USAID Environmental Policy and Institutions for Central Asia (EPIC) Program in Almaty, Kazakhastan from 1998-2000. He was responsible for the EPIC program implementation and USAID, regional and host country collaborations. Dr. McKinney has also worked for the US EPA as an environmental engineer and hydrogeologist. Dr. McKinney has been an Associate Editor of the Journals “Water Resource Planning and Management” and “Operations Research.” He has been Chair of the ASCE Water Resource Systems Committee, and a member of the Board of Directors and the International Committee of the Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR). Dr. McKinney teaches undergraduate courses in Fluid Mechanics, Numerical Methods, Hydrology, and graduate courses in Water Resources Planning and Management and Numerical Methods for Environmental Engineers. Dr. McKinney's research interests include developing and applying numerical methods for simulation, optimization, and uncertainty analysis of water resources management problems, and the development of laboratory and field experimental techniques for the characterization and remediation of aquifer and groundwater contamination.