CV 

Abbreviated

Current Position

The Nature Conservancy, Albany, NY (2016-present)
                   
Position: Water Resource Scientist
                   Project: Water for Tomorrow (A framework for reforming the way water is managed in New York)

Education

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst MA

         Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering (September 2012-February 2016)   
                   
Thesis Topic: A Vulnerability Framework for Assessing the Risks to Water Supply Systems Under      
                                            Climate Uncertainty in the Urban Northeastern United States
                    Advisor: Dr. Casey Brown
                    Committee: Dr. Casey Brown, Dr. Richard Palmer, and Dr. Jenna Marquard
                    Area of Study: Water Resources Engineering
         
          M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering (September 2010-August 2012)
                     Thesis Topic: Hydrologic Forecasts and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Northeast Water Sector
                     Advisor: Dr. Casey Brown
              

Skidmore College, Saratoga Srpings, NY 

         B.A., Environmental Studies
                   
Cum Laude, With Departmental Honors
                    Senior Thesis: Composting Feasibility Study at Skidmore College 
                    Senior Capstone: Designing and Institutionalizing a Place-Based Watershed Curriculum in Ballston    
                                                   Spa, NY  
                    Minor in Mathematics

Publications

[1] Whateley, S. and Brown, C. (2016). Assessing the relative effects of emissions, climate means, and variability on large water supply systems. Geophysical Research Letters.  43(21).

[2] Whateley, S., Steinschneider, S., and Brown, C. (2016). Selecting stochastic climate realizations to efficiently explore a wide range of climate risk to water resource systems. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management. 142(6), 06016002.

[3] Whateley, S., Walker, J.D., and Brown, C. (2015). A web-based screening model for climate risk to water supply systems in the northeastern United States. Environmental Modelling and Software, 73, 64-75.

[4] Whateley, S., Steinschneider, S., and Brown, C. (2014). A climate change range-based method for estimating robustness for water resources supply. Water Resources Research. 50(11), 8944-8961, doi: 10.1002/2014WR015956

[5] Whateley, S., Palmer, R.N., and Brown, C. (2014). Seasonal hydroclimatic forecasts as innovations and the challenges of adoption by water managers. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000466.

In Preparation:

[6] Whateley, S., DeCristofaro, L., Pica, J., Palmer, R.N., and Brown, C. Climate stress testing Northeast water supply: an assessment of vulnerabilities and climate risk exposure. (In preparation).

[7] Whateley, S., Schuler, G., and Friedman, K. Exploring water resources social networks in New York State. (In preparation).

Conference Talks and Posters

Conference Talks
[1] Whateley, S., Palmer, R., and Brown, C. A vulnerability framework for assessing the risks to water supply systems under climate uncertainty in the northeastern United States In: ASCE (EWRI) World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Austin, TX, May 2015.

[2] Whateley, S. and Brown, C. Web-based climate change risk assessment tool for water utilities. In: ASCE (EWRI) World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Cincinnati, OH, May 2013.

[3] Whateley, S., Steinschneider, S. and Brown, C. A climate change space-based method for estimating robustness of water resources supply. In: ASCE (EWRI) World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Cincinnati, OH, May 2013.

[4] Whateley, S. and Brown, C. A climate change risk assessment tool for water utilities in the Northeast US. In: Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW), Logan, UT, April 2013.

[5] Whateley, S., Palmer, R., and Brown, C. Developing a knowledge network of climate information for the Connecticut River Basin. In: AMS 92nd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 2013.

Conference Posters
[6] Whateley, S., Concha, P., Palmer, R. and Brown, C. A Water Management Knowledge Network for the Urban Northeast. In: NEWWA Annual Conference and Exposition, Worcester, MA, April 2014. Poster abstract.

[7] Whateley, S. and Brown, C. Climate variability versus trend effects on water resources in the Northeastern United States. In: American Geological Union (AGU), San Francisco, CA, December 2013. Poster abstract.

[8] Whateley, S., Palmer, R., and Brown, C. Developing a knowledge network of climate information for the Connecticut River Basin. In: WSSS and WRRC 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Water Symposium, Medford, MA, April 2012. Poster abstract.

[9] Whateley, S., Palmer, R., and Brown, C. Developing a Knowledge Network of Climate Information using Shared Vision Forecasting for the Connecticut River Basin. In: 8th Annual MA Water Resources Research Center Conference, Amherst, MA, April 2011. Poster abstract.

Invited Talks and Lectures

[1] Whateley, S. ViRTUE: A web-based climate change risk assessment tool for water utilities. In: EPA CREAT Working Group Meeting, June 2014.

[2] Whateley, S. Hydrology \& Hydraulic Design: Flood Frequency Analysis. Quinnipiac University, May 2015.

Honors and Awards

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst MA
Raymond A. Noga and Karen Murphy Noga Fellowship 2013
Perrell Fellowship 2011-2012

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honors Society  2008
Student Opportunity Fund Research Grant  2008
Periclean Honors Society awarded for academic achievement 2008
Adele Whitney Morrison '26 Scholarship  2007-2008
Liberty League All Academicl 2006-2008
Honors Forum 2005-2008
Joseph C. and Anne T. Palamountain Endowed Scholarship 2008
Dean's List

Teaching

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst MA
[1] Course Syllabus Design for EDUC595K: Intro to College Teaching (Spring 2015)

[2] Undergraduate-level course in water resources systems analysis; 
          Syllabus Design: Designed a syllabus for an upper-level undergraduate course in water resources systems analysis

[3] Guest Lecturer for CE-ENGIN 662: Systems Analysis (Spring 2014)

[4] Graduate-level course in water resources systems analysis
           Lectures: Taught and designed several class sessions

[5] Guest Lecturer for CE-ENGIN 697R ST: Water Resources Planning (Fall 2013, Fall 2014)

[6] Graduate-level course in water resources planning and management
           Lectures: Taught and designed several class sessions