Public Service and Outreach

Participated in the activities of Hydrologic Information Systems (HIS) subcommittee of the Consortium of Universities for the Advancements of Hydrologic Science Incorporated (CUAHSI) and I am one of the authors of the CUAHSI/HIS white paper presented to NSF, May 2002.

Worked with the American Meteorological Society to organize WeatherFest, the major public event of the society’s annual meeting held in San Antonio, Jan., 2007.

Flood Fatalities in Texas”, Keynote presentation at the 2010 South Texas Severe Weather Conference, San Antonio, Texas, March, 2010.

Flood Risk Management”, Keynote presentation at the 2013 Nile Basin Initiative Flash Flood, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, September, 2013.

Interview with WOAI radio station on flood in Texas. Portions of the interview aired during major news broadcasts throughout the day. Summary of the interview broadcasted on Channel 4 TV news, May, 2010.

Five-day workshop for high school science and math teachers to enhance STEM education and incorporate NASA-related content in K-12 education, in collaboration with faculty from the Colleges of Science and Education, June , 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016.

Interview with San Antonio Business Journal on my flood research. 2013.

Interview with WOAI radio station on flood fatalities in Texas and the US. Portions of the interview aired during major news broadcasts throughout the day. April, 2014.

Interview with TWC News television station on flood fatalities in Texas. Featured in a prime time broadcast. May, 2016.

Interview with San Antonio Express News newspaper on floods in Texas. November, 2016.

Interview with Spectrum News television station on the impacts of Hurricane Harvey. Featured in a prime time broadcast. September, 2017.

Live in-studio interview with KENS5 television station on the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Part of 4;00 pm news. September, 2017.

My Op-Ed entitled “Time for new approach to predict storms ” was published in San Antonio Express News newspaper on 12/18/2017.

My paper on the causes of the Wimberley flood in 2015 featured on many news outlets such as Science Magazine news and SceinceDaily. January, 2018.

Interview with WOAI radio station on  floods in Texas. Featured in a prime time broadcast. January, 2018.

Interview with News4 television station on 2015 floods in Texas. Featured in a prime time broadcast. January, 2018.

Interview with Spectrum News television station on recent floods in Texas. Featured in a prime time broadcast. January, 2018.

Interview with Texas Tribune online newspaper on floods in Texas. Published February, 2018.

San Antonio Express News newspaper highlighted my flood research in an online article Published February, 2018.

Interview with KSAT television station on 2015 floods in Texas. Featured in a prime time broadcast. February, 2018.

Phone interview with Austin KXAN television station on my flood research. February, 2018.

Interview with Rivard Report online newspaper on future climate in San Antonio. Published July, 2018.

Interview with Rivard Report online newspaper on flash floods in San Antonio. Published September, 2018.