Ben Livneh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, a Fellow of the University of Colorado Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), and the Director of the Western Water Assessment at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research group focuses on solving problems in the field of physical hydrology, with specific interests into how land cover and climate changes will affect water availability across the western U.S. Recent projects have focused on changes in snowpack and drought prediction in the Colorado River Basin, as well as studying post-wildfire hydrology and water quality along the Front Range. Livneh is actively engaged in efforts to understand future hydrology in our region and he leads the NOAA-funded CMIP6 Task Force. He is currently working on a project funded by the NC CASC, "Estimation of future high-mountain snowpack to inform terrestrial and aquatic species status assessments, recovery plans, and monitoring".