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CEREO Padowski Profile

Julie Padowski– Clinical Assistant Professor

linkedinJulie Padowski’s research interests center on interdisciplinary water resource issues, particularly with respect to balancing urban water management with environmental sustainability. Currently working as research faculty for both CEREO and the Washington State Water Research Center, Julie’s research has been aimed at identifying and quantifying urban water vulnerability both at the national and global scale.

Julie earned her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Soil and Water Science Department at the University of Florida, and was a post-doctoral research fellow at Stanford University with the Woods Institute for the Environment. As a doctoral student, she was a National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) fellow in a program focused on the adaptive management of water, wetlands and watersheds.


Contact Information:

phone: (509) 335-8539

Physical Address:

Center for Environmental Research, Education and Outreach
PACCAR, Room 256
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-3002


2011      Ph.D., Soil and Water Science, University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)

2005      M.S., Soil and Water Science, University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)

       Minor: Environmental Engineering, Concentration in Hydrologic Sciences

2003      B.S., Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)


Selected Publications

Padowski, J.C., Carrera, L. and Jawitz, J.W., 2016. Overcoming urban water insecurity with infrastructure and institutions. Water Res. Manage. 30(13), 4913-4926 doi:10.1007/s11269-016-1461-0

McDonald, I., Weber, K., Padowski, J., Boucher, T., and Shemie, D., 2016. Quantifying watershed degradation and its impact on water treatment costs for the world’s largest cities. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1605354113

Padowski, C., Gorelick, S.M., Thompson, B., Rozelle, S. and Fendorf, S., 2015. Assessment of human- natural system characteristics influencing global freshwater supply vulnerability. Environ. Res. Lett. 10 104014 doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/10/10/104014

Padowski, J.C. and Gorelick, S.M., 2014. Global analysis of urban surface water supply availability. Environ. Res. Lett. 9 104004 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/10/104004.

McDonald, R.I., Weber, K., Padowski, J., Flörke, M., Schneider, C., Green, P.A., Gleeson, T., Eckman, S., Lehner, B., Balk, D., Boucher, T., Grill, G., Montgomery, M., 2014. Water on an Urban Planet: Urbanization and the Reach of Urban Water Infrastructure. Global Environmental Change 27: 96–105.

Padowski, J.C. and Jawitz, J.W. 2012. A storage-based assessment of urban water availability and vulnerability within the United States. Water Resources Research. 48, W12529, doi:1029/2012WR012335.

Padowski, J.C. and Jawitz, J.W. 2009. The Future of Global Water Scarcity: Policy and Management Challenges and Opportunities. The Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations. 10(2): 99-114.

Padowski, J.C., Rothfus, E.A., Jawitz, J.W., Klammler, H., Hatfield, K., Annable, M.D. 2009. Effect of Passive Surface Water Flux Meter Design on Water and Solute Mass Flux Estimates. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 14(12): 1334-1342.

Padowski, J.C. Water Utility Regulation in Mexico: Sharing Lessons. Water 21- Magazine of the International Water Association. February 2008: 29-30.

Klammler H., Newman, M.A., Szilagyi, E., Padowski, J.C., Hatfield, K., Jawitz, J.W., Annable, M.D. 2007. Initial test results for a passive surface water fluxmeter to measure cumulative water and solute mass fluxes. Environmental Science and Technology 41(7): 2485-2490.