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Dr. William McDowell

New Hampshire Water Resources Research Center



Mailing address:

Dept. of Natural Resources and the Environment
University of New Hampshire
114 James Hall
56 College Dr.
Durham, NH 03824


(603) 862 2249




Dr. William H. McDowell is the director of the New Hampshire Water Resources Research Center as well as Professor and former Chairperson in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of New Hampshire. He leads a wide-ranging research program on land-water interactions and facilitates water-related research and education efforts at academic institutions across the state of New Hampshire.

Bill works with federal, state, and local agencies to foster research that finds solutions to New Hampshire’s water challenges. He works with local, state, and federal stakeholders to identify issues and financial support for water-related research that addresses suburban and urban water quality degradation.

Prior to joining the University of New Hampshire, Bill worked on water quality issues related to the Great Lakes as a Research Scientist at the State University of New York College at Oswego. He has also worked on issues related to water quality in Puerto Rico while at the University of Puerto Rico. Bill obtained his Ph.D. in Ecology at Cornell, and a B.A. in Biology from Amherst College.