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===Mary Hill===
===Christina Bandaragoda===
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Mary Hill<br>Department of Geology<br>University of Kansas<br>Lindley Hall, Room 120D, 1475 Jayhawk Blvd
Christina Bandaragoda<br>Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering<br>University of Washington<br>Wilcox Hall, Room 266
<br>Lawrence, KS 66045<br>Email: [mailto:mchill@ku.edu  mchill@ku.edu ]<br>Tel: +785-864-2728
<br>Seattle, WA 98195<br>Email: [mailto:cband@uw.edu  cband@uw.edu ]<br>Tel: (206) 543-0340
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| valign="top"|'''Hydrology Focus Research Group Co-Chair'''
Dr. Mary C. Hill is a Professor in the Geology Department at the University of Kansas, and emeritus at the US Geological Survey following a 33-year career there. She authored the popular PCG2 solver for MODFLOW, and 140 reports and articles on solvers, nonlinear regression, confidence intervals, and calibration methodology. She co-authored UCODE, MODFLOW-2000, OPR-PPR, and MMA. She has experience modeling saltwater intrusion, groundwater supply, stream interaction, and regional groundwater flow and transport, including flow and transport beneath the proposed Yucca Mountain USA high-level nuclear waste site. She has taught semester and short courses since 1981. She has received many awards and honors. In 2016, she was selected for the CSDMS Life-Time Achievement Award and was elected as Fellow of AGU. Dr. Hill holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from Princeton University.  Mary was elected to Co-Chair the Hydrology FRG in March of 2017.
Dr. Bandaragoda is a senior research scientist in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington (where she is also an affiliate of the UW EScience Institute). She received her PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Master’s of Business Administration, and Master’s in Biological & Agricultural Engineering from Utah State University, and a BS from Wheaton College. Christina’s research specializations are in the linkage between water resource management and theoretical physical hydrology – using numerical modeling and software development to communicate about flood, drought, and future water scenarios. She provides hydrologic modeling services to multi-institutional watershed groups, and maintains professional relationships with agricultural and tribal science communities in the Pacific Northwest. Christina was appointed as co-chair of the Hydrology FRG in January, 2020.

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CSDMS Executive Committee

The Executive Committee (executive committee chair, steering committee chair and the working group chairs) is the primary decision-making body of the CSDMS, and meets twice a year to approve the annual science plan, the semi-annual reports, the management plan, budget, partner membership, and other day-to-day issues that arise in the running of the CSDMS. The Executive Committee also develops the By-Laws and Operational Procedures, to be approved by the Steering Committee. The Executive Committee develops and implements the 5-year Strategic Plan.

The Executive Committee further:

  1. Reviews proposals from Working Groups for development that are within the priorities of the Annual Science Plan and CSDMS mission;
  2. Ensures that CSDMS develops and maintains the capability to support collaborative proposals;
  3. Reviews the ongoing CSDMS business operations through regular meetings, teleconferences, AccessGrid sessions, electronic mail, etc.
  4. Ensures scientific progress in multiple areas of landscape-basin evolution (LBE) by providing the computational infrastructure needed for improved modeling;
  5. Ensures the connection of LBE research with related scientific thrusts of scientific computing and Geoinformatics through the establishment of strategic partnerships, and
  6. Ensures transparency of governance and intellectual involvement of community via reasonable criteria for partner membership and a mechanism that allows community input.

CSDMS Steering Committee

The CSDMS Steering Committee (SC) is comprised of 10 members: 8 selected by the EC to represent the spectrum of relevant Earth science and computational disciplines, and 2 selected by Partner Membership. The cognizant NSF program officer or his/her designate, and the Executive Director or his/her designate, serve as ex officio members of the SC. During SC meetings, there may be occasions when these ex officio members would exclude themselves from discussions.

The Steering Committee meets once a year to assess the competing objectives and needs of the CSDMS; will comment on the progress of CSDMS in terms of science (including the development of working groups and partner memberships), management, outreach, and education; and will comment on and advise on revisions to the 5-year strategic plan. The Steering Committee will provide a report to the Executive Director at the close of its meeting, to which s/he will respond within two weeks.