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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Katie Booras

Past Fellow
M.S. Candidate
UMass Amherst

Research Interests

I am an engineer interested in managing water resources for a changing climate. My current research focuses on updating the drought management plan of the Susquehanna River Basin to incorporate current forecasting technologies and knowledge.

Projects

  • Developing a basin-wide framework for drought forecasting and planning in the Chesapeake Bay region
  • Integrating weather and climate reforecasts into reservoir operations management: a case study in Snohomish County, WA

After working with the NE CASC, Katie is now a Water Resources Engineer with CDM Smith.

Education

B.S.: Environmental Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, MA, 2012

Experience

Watershed Management Assistant, City of Cambridge Water Department, 2012 to 2014
Research Assistant, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2014 to present