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Laurel Saito, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Laurel Saito, PhD, University of Nevada, Reno

Contact Information


  • B.S. Civil Engineering, 1986 University of California, Davis
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, 1992 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, 1999 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

Research Interests

Reservoir water quality management and ecosystem modeling; surface water quality and hydrodynamic modeling; water quality data management; hydrology and hydraulic analyses, including bridge evaluations and scour analyses; storm drain, water, sewer, and reclaimed water system design; drought analysis and stochastic modeling; environmental document preparation.

Class Materials

  • NRES 400/600 International Issues for Water Development (Fall even years)
  • NRES 414/614 Hydrologic Fluid Dynamics (Fall every year)
  • NRES 482/682 Small Watershed Hydrology
  • NRES 730 Interdisciplinary Modeling for Water-Related Issues and Climate Change (Spring /Summer even years)
  • CE 498/698 and ERS 485/685 Principles of Water Quality Modeling (Spring 2004)
  • ERS 701D Advanced Resource Management - Advanced Limnology (Spring 2003)


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