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
Paris Observatory, 2021 – present
- Dissertation title: “Improving estimates of the global water cycle with satellite remote sensing and neural network modeling.”
- Wrote proposal to the European Space Agency, awarded 150,000 € contract.
San Francisco Estuary Institute, Richmond, California, 2017–2021
- 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
- Conducted scientific and policy analysis for projects on health, environment,
urban and agricultural water use, and conservation.
- Developed custom apps and modeling tools to analyze water utility operations,
impacts of climate change, and water conservation and efficiency.
- Wrote successful grant proposals for half million-dollar projects.
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
- Technical and administrative responsibility 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
- Responsible for all aspects of running a small international non-profit organization.
- Organized 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.
- Ran village development projects in water supply, hygiene, gardening, and nutrition.