Dirceu Reis is Professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Brasilia (UnB). He holds an MSc in Water Resources (COPPE/UFRJ) and a PhD in Environmental and Water Resources Systems (Cornell University). His research has focused on stochastic hydrology, optimization of water resource systems, and use of climate and weather information in water resources planning and management.
Recent projects have addressed regional hydrologic regression with contributions to the new Bulletin 17C in the USA, uncertainty analysis in hydrologic modeling, streamflow forecast and impacts of climate change and variability in water resource systems. He has contributed to the Brazilian Water Resources Council and other state water councils, and has recently participated in Federal Government efforts to develop both a Climate Change Adaptation Policy for the water sector and a National Drought Plan.
Before joining UnB, Dirceu Reis has worked as Researcher for the Research Institute for Meteorology and Water Resources (Funceme), as a Project Support Specialist for the Tennessee Valley Authority, as a consultant for the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, as a Water Resources Specialist for UNDP, and as a hydrologist for the Brazilian Geological Survey and the Water Resources Institute of Rio de Janeiro.