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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.