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Daniel Wright

I am a hydrologist and water resources engineer, specializing in flood hazards and mitigation strategies in both urban areas and larger watersheds

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering College of Engineering Work: 608-262-1978 Home page


  • Flood hazard and risk assessment in urban areas and larger river systems
  • Hydrologic design, including innovative use of modern data (radar, satellites) and computing resources (supercomputers, cloud computing, statistical analysis)
  • Climate, weather, land use, and other impacts on floods and other hydrologic phenomena


  • Creator of RainyDay, a modern data-driven approach to understanding the frequency and intensity of extreme rainfall and flooding