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Jeffrey McDonnell Professor and Associate Director

Global Institute for Water Security, School of Environment and Sustainability


Jeffrey McDonnell is a University Distinguished Professor of Hydrology and Associate Director of the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan. He is the winner of the 2016 the International Hydrology Prize from the International Association of Hydrological, UNESCO and the World Meteorological Organization and 2009 Dalton Medal from the European Geosciences Union. McDonnell is a member of the Royal Society of Canada, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Academia Europaea. He is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the Geological Society of America and the Royal Geographical Society. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, among them the Outstanding Achievement Award of the New Zealand Hydrological Society, the Ray K. Linsley Award for Surface Water of the American Institute of Hydrology, the Gordon Warwick Medal of the British Society for Geomorphology and the Scientific and Technological Achievement Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency. He is the former President of the AGU Hydrology Section and author of the book “Navigating an Academic Career: A Brief Guide for PhD Students, Postdocs and Early Career Faculty”.

Watch Jeff's Distinguished Lecture from fall 2017 in Saskatoon:


Keywords: Watershed hydrology; runoff processes and modelling; isotope hydrology; hydrological theory