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Dr. William E. Schnabel

Alaska Water and Environmental Research Center



Mailing address:

Water and Environmental Research Center
University of Alaska-Fairbanks
PO Box 755860
Fairbanks, AK 99775-5860


(907) 474 6126




Dr. William Schnabel was appointed as the interim director of the Institute of Northern Engineering in January 2015. Prior to his interim appointment, he served as the director of the UAF Water and Environmental Research Center from 2009 – 2014 and has been an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering since 2013. He joined UAF in 2007, after spending the early portion of his career working as a faculty member at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and working as an engineer in private industry. An environmental engineer by training, Dr. Schnabel’s research interests have focused on balancing Alaska’s need to both use and protect our surface waters and ground waters.