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Tan Zi, PhD

Environmental Scientist, Hydrologist
Clean Water Program
Watershed Science & Management

Tan Zi is a hydrologist and lead watershed and stormwater modeler at SFEI. He is working on modeling the source, transport, and fate of water contaminants, as well as water resources management, climate change impact analysis, resilience and green infrastructure research and investigations by integrating a range of hydrologic, hydrodynamic, and water quality models/tools. He has more than ten years experience in hydrologic and water quality model development and application. Prior to joining SFEI, he worked as a consultant of Tetra Tech focusing on watershed and stormwater modeling and tool development. Tan received his Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from Duke, where he developed a soil erosion and sediment transport module for a distributed energy and hydrological model GEOtop. He received a B.S and M.S. in Meteorology from China Agricultural University and worked at the China Meteorological Administration, managing climate monitoring systems in China. His background spans water resources, green infrastructure, climate and meteorology, agriculture and ecology.

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Next Generation Urban Greening (Project)

SFEI is working with partners across the Bay Area to design tools to help cities achieve biodiversity, stormwater, and climate benefits through multifunctional green infrastructure.

RMP Update (Project)

The Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in San Francisco Bay is an innovative collaboration of the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, the regulated discharger community, and the San Francisco Estuary Institute. It provides water quality regulators with the information they need to manage the Bay effectively. The Program issues a report each year, the Pulse of the Bay in odd years and the RMP Update in even years.