Matthew G. Heberger
Hydrologist, water scientist


PhD candidate, Sorbonne University, 2023, Paris, France
MS, Water Resources Engineering, 2003 Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts
BS, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 1996, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Work Experience

Paris Observatory, 2021 – present
Researcher at the Laboratoire d’Etudes du Rayonnement et de la Matière en Astrophysique et Atmosphères.
Conducting research in remote sensing and the global water cycle.

San Francisco Estuary Institute, Richmond, California 2017–2020
Environmental Scientist
Responsible for management of the Regional Monitoring Program for the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, water supply for 25 million Californians

Managed finances, subcontracts, and invoices for project with over $1 million annual budget

Planned and coordinated field sampling, data management, and scientific analyses of pesticides, toxicity, mercury, and nutrients

Facilitated dozens of meetings per year with diverse group of stakeholders

Pacific Institute, Oakland, California 2007–2016
Senior Research Associate
Performed research and publish reports on water-related public policy issues.
Developed custom apps and modeling tools to analyze water utility operations, coastal impacts of sea-level rise, and water conservation and efficiency
Collaborated with scientists and researchers around the world.
Analyzed large data sets using statistical and geographic methods for projects on health, environment, water use, and conservation.

Camp Dresser & McKee, Cambridge, Massachusetts 2003–2007
Water Resources Engineer
Performed a range of hydrologic, hydraulic, and water quality engineering analyses.
Wrote technical reports and proposals.Managed budgets and supervised junior engineers.
Gave presentations to and met with local, state, and federal clients.

Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts 2001–2003
Research Assistant
Numerous technical and administrative responsibilities for the project Real-Time Water Quality Monitoring and Modeling on the Mystic River, including installing and maintaining five continuous water quality monitoring stations.

Intl. Network on Participatory Irrigation Management, Washington, DC 1999–2001
Was responsible for all aspects of running a non-profit organization.
Organized international seminars for 200+ participants from over 20 countries and 5 continents.

United States Peace Corps, Wakoro, Mali 1996–1998
Water and Sanitation Extension Agent
Wrote grant proposals for small development projects and administered project funds.
Conducted a number of small development projects, such as helping gardeners install and maintain low-cost pumps, organizing health and hygiene talks, and improving nutrition through cooking demonstrations and by promoting iodized salt and soybeans.